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    Top Speed Thread

    Post the fastest you've ever gone on flat ground and your gearing

    48/17 -- 30.8 MPH

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    on what im currently riding
    46/16 -- 33mph
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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    Edit. Oops just ready flat ground. Uh 30ish.

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    for those that frequent trexlertown, whats the competitive top speed range?

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    48x16...34mph, but not for very long.

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    52x14 on a road bike yolo causeway appx. 34mph for about 4 minutes before I was burned
    48x16 track bike 30 ish
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    52x19 (so about 74 GI)-28.7 mph


    gotta work on my spin more, but i would imagine with a 17 i could do 30 alright.

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    30MPH on flat

    I was riding next to my fiance's car totally spinning out, it was great.
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    32ish
    44x17

    (Sustained for a rural block.)

    30 is very easy (hit it each day i ride... making lights, or merging in traffic, etc)... 31 takes being "fresh"... 32 is when I've been riding a lot lately and feeling good. Pretty spun out at that point.

    EDIT: Gear calculator shows about 150-160 rpm
    Downhill I've spun at least 180.
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    31 with a 44x17

    I was next to my buddy on his road bike with a spedo.

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    didn't this thread happen just a week or so ago? I'm sure it did.
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    49x16 @37.1mph. That was a few years ago. I can't do that anymore.

    I've gone faster than that on flat, but only with a strong tailwind, so that doesn't count.

    The longest sustained speed I've ever held on a flat road with a fixed gear was 27-32 mph for about 11 miles, but that was in flat-as-a-pancake central IL, through a big stretch of open fields with no stops, with a massive tailwind. Loads of fun. Going back the other way sucked.
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    30.2mph 42x16

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