I always knew I rode faster/harder on my road bike than on my commuter. I don't know why, it just happens. Well, today thanks to the Michigan Scanner Law - I picked up a Schwinn 17 function bike computer and could truly get evidence of it. My top speed on the commuter busting my bum was ~ 28mph according to the Planet Bike Protege 8.0. The road bike? I topped 32 mph on the same hill, busting my bum the whole way (I believe I even grunted trying to eek out the last bit of energy since the end of the hill was coming up). Dang that was a rush. I knew before I had the computer that it was faster than the commuter, but wow! I know others who go faster but it was such a rush to be flying along at nearly the speed of traffic. Good training, I suppose.
I bet with some more things tuned up like regreasing the hub bearings and in general tightening things up, that it'd be able to go even faster. For a 28 year old budget road bike - I am very pleased. The only drawback? It was one of two identical bikes. My dad gifted the one to me, the other is still hanging in my parent's garage. Once he hears of this he'll want a computer and me to overhaul his bike too It'll be work it