This too, is radical – by design.
Invented in the late 19th Century, the "ordinary" - more commonly remembered as the "penny farthing" - was anything but. Its design was credited with the evolution of the pre-gear, two-wheeled cycle from its sluggish predecessor (aptly named the boneshaker) into a functional means of transport. With pedals attached directly to the hub of the front wheel, the key to increased speed was in increased wheel size (so it turns out size DOES matter, people). Not without its drawbacks, the penny farthing's enormous front wheel made it challenging, dangerous-to mount and dismount, and it exacted a level of physical and financial endowment that reserved its use to an elite group of young, well-to-do sportsmen. While initially tremendously impractical for most, the penny farthing's far-fetched design played a critical role in paving the way for road cycling as we know today.
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We take risks.
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We create our own scope creep.
We've never met an idea that wasn't worth consideration. Good thinking is hard to come by, so we beg our customers for more. Conversation and consideration takes time, but never fear – we're experts at sorting the good from the bad.
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We don't care what you want.
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