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    →→→!!The how fast can you spin thread!!←←←

    Saw this video of Japanese Keirin riders practicing sprints. Insane cadence!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbwngNoHm0

    How fast can you spin? Outrageous claims video proof please!

    FTR. I can only max out at about 120-130 I think.

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    i walk my bike everywhere so people can see it's fixed. i dont know what a cadence is. it's a company right?

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    FTR. I can only max out at about 120-130 I think.
    here's 120 or so.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_fyjwUVi3I

    i'm pretty sure you can go faster than that. i mean, if you think about it logically, 120rpm is 2 pedal strokes per second. that's not fast by any stretch.
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    i'm kinda curious to see how fast i sprint on rollers. it feels decently fast, but i don't have a video camera to see.

    i certainly don't look as calm and smooth as the guy in that video though. subtract speed, add shaking, pain, sweat, and fattiness and you have me haha

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    My ratio is 44/18. My max speed has been 28.5mph, which works out to 146rpm.
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    I max out at around 140 but it's not very smooth.

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    fastest i've gone is 34mph with 50/18 gearing. duno what that cadence is.

    ok so, it's about 155rpm.

    not sustained for very long.
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    My best (not on rollers, but on a hill) was 192rpm, give or take. I hit a max speed on my computer of 42.42mph on 48x17 gearing. I might have sustained that amazitude for all of about 20-30 seconds. But hey, that puts me in the lead so far, right?
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    52kph on a 46/16 143

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    164 rpm. 35 mph on 46/17. big hill.

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    Damn that guy spins so smooth.

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    Having no speedometer on my bike, I can only guess that my top speed is around 30ish. According to that chart, I think that puts me around 140. I would like to find out more precisely, but I don't have any means.

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    I got a computer a couple weeks ago, since then I have hit 36mph down some hills at 66.6 GI. On the flats I have sprinted to a little over 30 mph. Those weren't very long sprints.


    No video, no camcorder



    [edit] ok so with http://www.bikecalc.com/cadence_at_speed

    I've gone around 176rpm, but that's where my legs begin to feel like noodles. At least now I have a reason, other than masochism, to climb the big hills on the fixed gear.
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    I didn't say I was a good spinner, but I aspire to be good. I have just been working on average speeds, so riding a long distance with a pretty good cadence. I "cruise" around 90-95. I haven't tried pushing my cadence for a while. And can't at the moment because I am waiting for my new bike to come.

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    I don't have a computer because all it is going to tell me is how slow I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by westokyo View Post
    I don't have a computer because all it is going to tell me is how slow I am

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    ive got at least 80rpm.

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    there was a top speed thread a while back kind of like this.

    I peak at 189. 48x17t @42mph
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    Man... I need a camera or computer cause I've been wondering this about myself for a while now. I'm guessing not much faster than 120 ... :/
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    42/17 I've hit 30mph over 150rpm though not smooth at all. My legs were kind of dragged along for the ride. For me right now anything over 120rpm isn't controlled

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    Using this link, at 46x17 I've done 39.5mph, which looks to be just south of 189rpm. I'm almost daily hitting 30-33mph (due to some big rolling hills across Toronto) on my commute now, which is 141rpm.

    Though I changed to 46x16 last week, I can't remember what my cadences have been in those hills.

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    I've gotten to about 180-190 on the rollers before. On my big ring I was doing around 40 mph. I could only hold that for about 30 sec them I was cooked.
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    I can probably hit 115 rpm on the flats in Chicago without wind assist on my 48x17. I usually cruise at 85 or 90 rpm, and I've never taken a fixie on a big hill so I have no idea. I feel like these crazy numbers you guys are getting on hills aren't exactly the question since your legs are along for the ride at however fast the inertia of the bike bombs down the hill.

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