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Tired of looking at modern performance bikes that all share a similar double triangle design? Dan Bolwell of Penny Farthing Dan is a bike maker with a difference – he specialises in creating custom high-wheelers.
With very few common manufacturers for the required parts, Bolwell creates much of the bikes himself. Frame tubing, rims, tyres, handlebars, and even saddles – it’s all an in-house affair.
In the video above, Bolwell talks through how he got into building penny farthings, why he does it, and just a few of the finer features found in his creations.