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Penny Farthing bicycle gets a modern makeover

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It's an icon of the Victorian age – and now you can get yourself a Penny Farthing, albeit with a modern twist.

It's more or less an accurate replica of the original in shape, with the front wheel a hefty 36 inches, while the rear wheel shrinks down to around 12 inches. The seat, as you can see, is perched high on that angled frame, giving you an elevated view of the world and indeed, the road.

The difference here is safety – with the new version sold with a frame is made of durable steel and with anti-slip pedals and a brake on the rear wheel. There's also a saddle with spring suspension for a smoother ride.

Available online, the all-new Penny Farthing sells for £499.

Find out more at the I Want One Of Those website