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Old 2015-08-07, 03:26 PM   #16
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Thank you all for the responses. I have some thinking to do.
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Old 2015-08-07, 05:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by dmacuni View Post
... as my off-road freewheeling mini penny project isn't finished yet.
I certainly get why that would be a total gas to ride, but that's some pretty specific gene-splitting!

When a mountain bike won't do you...

And a unicycle is too pedestrian...

A penny farthing is too big....

A mini penny doesn't freewheel....

Cook yourself up an off-road freewheeling mini penny.
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Old 2015-08-08, 06:38 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Moron View Post
off-road freewheeling mini penny.
Lovely kid - and despite the rumours, they never proved that James Bond was the father.

The trick on a 36 uni or a fixed wheel bike is, as far as possible, to read the road ahead and time your approach to junctions. Most of the time it is possible to avoid coming to a complete halt. I would be reluctant to ride a penny farthing on busy urban roads, but I'm sure it could be done.

As always, if you are riding something "weird and unexpected" it makes sense to be the one who makes concessions (including dismounting when necessary) if there is any risk of conflict with other road users.
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