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    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
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    Little Indy 500 bikes

    According the the Bicycling magazine, the bikes are geared 46x18 - 67 gear inches.

    Is that possible or they are really spinning like mad in PLATFORM PEDALS & COASTER BRAKES?
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    I think that 99% of the people in the little indy are completely hammered/hungover after the week-long frat dude drink-a-thon that precedes the race. The low gearing is probably a safety precaution.

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    Haha so true... It's actually pretty crazy how serious most of the people take the race. My three sisters go to IU and I go to a rival school. Last year I went down to see qualifying and was bummed because I thought it would be on atleast on a velodrome or something, but its on a friggin high-school looking track. Completely flat, 400m, surface made of churned up tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn_not2burn
    ...but its on a friggin high-school looking track. Completely flat, 400m, surface made of churned up tires.
    Yeah, but you can still kill the corners on those things - the slickest of tires still hug the rubber track.

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    The point of the race. Tradition. Oddity. Fun. Just enjoy the spectacle.

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    The point of the race:

    Cutters always rally at the last minute.

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    Good point. And hanging out at the quarry with your slacker friends.

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    Winners last year averaged 25 mph over 50 miles. Not too shabby.

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    They showed the LI500 on HDNet over the weekend. Lots of gnarly cinder-eatage and one dude managed to lap the field by himself. Fun times.

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    SCREW PURDUE!!!!

    Sorry, had to do it!

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    God damnit that race is a snooze fest.

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    You think that's bad? try this: Slower than a two-legged turtle race
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    whats funny is that bicycling mag thought that that gearing was "tall"

    however, i really cant snub my nose at going 25mph+ for 50 miles. assuming each team does the minimum of 10 transfers, each rider has to SPIN for 5 miles at that rate... very impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio
    According the the Bicycling magazine, the bikes are geared 46x18 - 67 gear inches.

    Is that possible or they are really spinning like mad in PLATFORM PEDALS & COASTER BRAKES?
    That's my current gear ratio. Love it. Spinning like mad is where it's at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calculator
    They showed the LI500 on HDNet over the weekend. Lots of gnarly cinder-eatage and one dude managed to lap the field by himself. Fun times.
    caught it, too.. i think the highlight of the entire event was the guy who parachuted in during the national anthem w/ a huge flag blowing below him, held only by his heels.

    oh and the crashes, of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    You think that's bad? try this: Slower than a two-legged turtle race

    Burn!

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    A guy beet me on my roadbike on a 12 mile alley cat at 43x17. That dude could spin - I would have never considered riding that ratio in a race...

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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    God damnit that race is a snooze fest.
    you have no style...go race your garbage Lemond.
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    How about I race my fist into your face

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    One of my best friends was in the race. The thing about being hungover is not true at all. They take it very seriously and train pretty hard.

    and boiler up ****.

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    Come on baby why ya gotta be like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    How about I race my fist into your face

    thats pretty funny...always wantin to race garbage
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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal edited by efarrar
    God damnit that race is a booze fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    How about I race my fist into your face
    wow.. did you really just type that? epic

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    Quote Originally Posted by efarrar
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    epic
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
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