Penny-Farthering Bicycle

Boneshaker & Penny-Farthring

The Boneshaker is the first type of bicycle to be powered by pedals.  It was invented circa 1860s, but soon fell out of favor because of how uncomfortable the ride was. What came next is the penny-farthring bike, distinguishable for its trademark large front wheel and much smaller rear wheel.

Steampunk Love Child

If a Boneshaker and a Penny-Farthring bike had a steampunk love child, it would be the Boneshaker Big Wheel by artist Ron Schroer.

This amazing contraption is a wooden kinetic sculpture that has an intricate walking mechanism for the rear “wheels.”

Watch the video above to see it in action!

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