Known as penny-farthings, the early bicycles that featured a front high wheel plus a stunted rear wheel are historical curiosities to most of us.
The hyphenated name is derived from two old British coins-the penny and the farthing-which, when placed side by side, approximate the proportional difference between the front and rear wheels of antique bikes.
Unfortunately, penny-farthings were dangerous, and it was not unusual for riders to be pitched headlong over the handlebars. This is what led to the evolution of the "Safety" bicycle, which uses front and back wheels of the same size.
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