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If pedals were wheels the back of the bike could be removed,
chain drive eliminated, and possibly the remaining frame
angled forwards. Each Pedal Wheel would have a pedal
rotating around its center hub, as the riders legs move
inside. Pedal Wheels enclose the lower portion of riders legs
two wheels, so that may or not be safer.
||The penny-farthing front wheel was the size it was
so that the direct drive wheel had a reasonable
mechanical advantage, and it could actually be
||Actually it was to keep production costs at one
penny farthing, or .0125 cents.
||Actually it was originally called the penis farting bicycle
(the inventor having been cursed with Tourette's), but the
name was sanitized in accordance with Victorian mores.