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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-25-13, 07:58 PM   #2326
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Old 12-25-13, 11:56 PM   #2327
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Old 12-26-13, 12:30 PM   #2328
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Old 12-28-13, 11:42 PM   #2329
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Old 12-29-13, 01:38 AM   #2330
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Old 12-29-13, 09:14 AM   #2331
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i would prefer it with bullhorns, but i am not picky.
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Old 12-30-13, 10:38 AM   #2332
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Old 12-31-13, 10:31 AM   #2333
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Old 12-31-13, 10:43 AM   #2334
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What's up with that brake housing???
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whats up with that entire bike? ive seen it posted about 10 different places and noone explains anything, he just "went fast"
the gears
that tube on the front
why hes using flat bars
why he only has a front brake
why doesnt his helmet match the bike
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Old 12-31-13, 11:07 AM   #2336
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Can someone tell me the point to that drivetrain? It must be over my head because I don't get it.
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Old 12-31-13, 11:14 AM   #2337
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whats up with that entire bike? ive seen it posted about 10 different places and noone explains anything, he just "went fast"
the gears
that tube on the front
why hes using flat bars
why he only has a front brake
why doesnt his helmet match the bike
The gears are set up that way because a chainring with the same gearing would hit the ground.

the tube on the front connects him to the tow vehical to get him to speed (I presume)

bars don't manner a lot when you are drafting a wall. They also won't accedently clip the tow bar (that would blow)

a rear brake isn't needed for a speed attempt ant would likely lock up quickly. He just needs one brake to feather his speed down. No panic stopping at highways speeds on sand.

you got me on the helmet question.
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Old 12-31-13, 11:22 AM   #2338
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[video]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2531232/The-112mph-BICYCLE-Bike-shop-owner-spends-5-000-building-vehicle-earned-place-record-books.html[/video]
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Old 12-31-13, 11:29 AM   #2339
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Can someone tell me the point to that drivetrain? It must be over my head because I don't get it.
You multiply the gain. Suppose that each chainring were 60t and the cogs were 15t, then that setup would be the equivalent of 240 x 15, or 400+ gear inches. As thirdgenbird says, you can't get a chainring that big without hitting the ground (or crotch), and even if you could it would likely be as heavy as the rest of the bike.
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Old 12-31-13, 11:51 AM   #2340
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Another option is to increase wheel size.

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Old 12-31-13, 12:12 PM   #2341
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112 mph?
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Yeah but can he skid it?
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Old 12-31-13, 02:27 PM   #2343
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112 mph?
The motor-paced record is around 167mph, though. (112 is still pretty impressive)
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The motor-paced record is around 167mph, though. (112 is still pretty impressive)

Well apparently this is a different record.

This record WAS 83 MPH and he broke it by riding 112 MPH.
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Well apparently this is a different record.

This record WAS 83 MPH and he broke it by riding 112 MPH.
It was in Wales correct? I'm guessing he broke the UK record.
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It was in Wales correct? I'm guessing he broke the UK record.


A bike shop owner has set a new world record after inventing a bicycle that can travel at more than 110mph.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ord-books.html
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A bike shop owner has set a new world record after inventing a bicycle that can travel at more than 110mph.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ord-books.html
Then there is some other silly asterisk here as John Howard drafted a land speed car at 152mph.

Edit: it looks like they are calling this an unpaced effort. I'm not sure how/why. He is clearly in the draft of a truck.

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And this guy went 166 I guess.
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Then there is some other silly asterisk here as John Howard drafted a land speed car at 152mph.

Im sure there is some sort of difference between the records.
Maybe its the type of pace vehicle. Maybe the type of bike.
Who knows.......
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Old 12-31-13, 03:50 PM   #2350
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Im sure there is some sort of difference between the records.
Maybe its the type of pace vehicle. Maybe the type of bike.
Who knows.......
This. Jason's record is apparently using a truck.
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