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Old 06-26-13, 03:45 PM   #1
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Your gear/speed

I recently just purchased the Specialized Globe Roll 1, and switched out the 46/18 gears from Raleigh rush hour, and handlebars with bullhorns.
I've gone up to 47km/h downhill and 43km/h on flat.

I'm curious what speed everyone can get with their gears on flat.
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Old 06-26-13, 04:00 PM   #2
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You must spin like 150 rpm+ that's really impressive.
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You must spin like 150 rpm+ that's really impressive.
Meh. I can still do 200, and I'm in my late 60s.
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I've it 37mph on 49x16 which is ~80gi IIRC flat ofc.
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55x11 @ 427 RPM. All day.
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I have settled on a 34x34 SS and spam sushi rolls.
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I went 30mph on a 46/19 once. Pretty tough, lol.
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You must spin like 150 rpm+ that's really impressive.
46X18 at 43 kph = 130 rpm, give or take a stroke or two. 150 rpm would be about 48 kph.

Just according to this.
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