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Penny Farthing

PROS:
• No more broken chains!
• The perfect accompaniment to a well-groomed mustache.

CONS:
• Thieves won’t be able to understand it, let alone steal it.
• The hospital bills from learning to ride it will triple the initial cost of the bike.

Take that retro obsession to its ultimate conclusion. A penny farthing will be difficult to find, and even more difficult to lock up anywhere, but that’s all part of the fun. Plus, it is technically a fixed gear, which is a lesson easily learned on the closest large hill. The biggest challenge (besides learning to ride it) will be finding a helmet that looks like a bowler hat.

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