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Old 11-13-04, 09:27 PM
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I have no idea where to post this, on this forum , nor do I have an idea if anyone would
actually be interested, BUT ...1) Has anyone ever done "drag racing" on a bike? I havnt seen it ..and it's occured to me it might be fun. Regardless, I would assume a bike would need to be set up for THAT ..which would be for a fast start, light weight, ..etc...Possibley a BMX bike or maybe not. I have alot of ideas
regarding what would be needed for it. Any comments or suggestions?

2) What about a heading for Low Riders and chopper bikes. I've seen some great bikes on the
web, which are more about creativity than riding, tho they DO look pretty comfortable.

Comments anyone?

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Old 11-13-04, 10:13 PM
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Drag racing? Sure. It's called a holeshot.

As for the low riders, try posting that in the suggestions forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/
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Old 11-13-04, 10:41 PM
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Sprint races are really what racing is all about. For side by side shootouts, I guess that's kind of what kids do... then they advance to track bikes and velodrome racing. There was a very short period where downhill racing was done on bmx bikes... Haro even came out with one specific for downhill racing. But, bmx bikes aren't really designed for on-road head to head racing. If they were put up against a good track bike, the bmx bike would be blown away.
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Old 11-13-04, 11:27 PM
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I have fun doing sprint races around town and I have never been beat. My bike weighs about 35 pounds and I have raced a guy who had a 24 pound racing bike. I whooped him by a bike and a half and he is one of the top competition in the state of Colorado. Since i was a kid no one has beat me in a race. I would love to make a sprint oriented bmx bike. Would you want to use a wide or a narrow tire in back? Would gears be a good or bad idea and 2 would be enough for me. Maybe a alteration on the old 3 speed internal shifting hubs through the 50's to the 80's. Maybe a front tire size of 16" or even 18". Sprinting uses a lot of pushing agianst the pedals using both your foot and twisting on the handle bars. I wish I hadn't thrown out all those really old bike parts. lol
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Agreed, I think a BMX bike might be good for the start. Tho anyone have other ideas? Possibly a wider tire in back, narrow in front.
To get from a standing start to a fast speed for a "determined" length of track or street, MIGHT require
a couple gears. Maybe the "drag race" can be invented right here, rather than the "hole shot' of just using a any bike and racing without an "outline".
We could establish a "distance", in feet....then THAT would dictate how to get from the standing start to the end off the distance , in the shortest time, or bottom line, who gets to the end of the "track" first.
...That might determine if we need a couple gears or more, crank etc, to beat the "other guy" to the
end. Now we for sure can use some input.
Or "Fast and Furious on Bikes" ? lol..

Anyone up for contributing to what would be "Bike Drag Racing" ...or "BDR" ? ...*hey, its all for fun right?*
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Originally Posted by markproject
rather than the "hole shot' of just using a any bike and racing without an "outline".
A holeshot is the term used for getting to the first turn before anyone else in a BMX race.
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Old 11-14-04, 09:03 PM
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I haven't drag raced on my bike becuase my bike is geared for high top speed not accleration but I have raced my friends around town on the street. It's alot of fun especial on this narrow main street where theres a reasonable low speed limit like 30 or 35 i forget and I can keep up with the cars for most of it on a bmx bike.
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Old 11-14-04, 09:52 PM
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Check these guys out for bike drag racing. They already have an organization for it. Different classes and everything.

https://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com...dragclass.html
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Originally Posted by markproject

2) What about a heading for Low Riders and chopper bikes. I've seen some great bikes on the
web, which are more about creativity than riding, tho they DO look pretty comfortable.

Comments anyone?
I agree, and yes they're very comfortable as soon as you get the hang of it, I spent about $350 on this one and I might even add more.
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Old 11-20-04, 10:58 AM
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Awesome , jrt1990 ..looks GREAT.
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Old 11-20-04, 12:27 PM
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me and me mates do street drag over about 1 city block. good fun. i always win
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