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Old 06-16-03, 07:09 PM
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wow thats fast

just goofing off and seen this about a guy going 108.92 mph on a bike im not sure of myself yet at 15 and up ( only hit those going down hill)

http://www.bicyclemuseum.com/Html/bike8.html

scroll down to the 1941 Schwinn Letourner Replica thats where it talks about it. and thats one heck of a crank on that bike also
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Old 06-16-03, 07:23 PM
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I wonder whether that record held until John Howard's run in the 1970s. Howard had to use a two-stage gear train to avoid needing an impossibly large chainwheel. I believe his moving windbreak was significantly larger, as well.

What really impresses me is that one would have to spin a 256.5" gear (27" x 9.5, from the museum website) at around 140 RPM to hit 109 mph.
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Old 06-16-03, 07:32 PM
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And I thought me road bike had a good sized big ring!

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I want the Donald Duck bike.
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thats insane!
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I want the Donald Duck bike.
The horn on it goes "quack quack" That in itself would be cool. No more "On your left" instead just a hearty "Quack quack"
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