penny-farthing

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penny-farthing

Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel
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Though it looks like an ordinary bicycle wheel with an oversized centre, but inside its red hub are packed electronic gadgets.
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With its raked-out fork, knees-to-the-breeze seat position, a huge rear tire and enough bad-boy character to raise eyebrows, this is no ordinary bicycle.