Bike speed

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17/03/2004 at 22:28
53/12 is a pretty high gear, I'm a bit surprised you spun out at 34mph with that, it looks like a good spread for training I'd keep it, maybe get a closer ratio cassette for flat time trials though I wouldn't bother.

If you work out what inch gear 53/12 is you can work out your speed at various cadences.

Realistically though yes 50mph is a very steep downhill.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/03/2004 at 22:42
Thanks Popsider, I wasnt actually pushing at full power and guess I could have squeezed out another 3-5 mph.

Oh the hill was only about a 20ft drop over say 1000yards to not really steep at all.

So with what you say about 50mph down steep hills I guess im on about a par.

cougie    pirate
18/03/2004 at 00:06
I got my 56mph on a 53-12 on a steepish hill. You've really gotta work at it though !

Should be able to work out how fast I was spinning out at, but too tired.

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18/03/2004 at 14:38
im considering duathlon as i run and cycle in and out of work on my hybrid bike.does anyone have advice on a decent entry level racing bike which wont break the bank but will give me a chance to be competitive??is it worth considering buying second hand from cycling specialists or are these likely to have had a hammering?????any advice welcome......
cougie    pirate
18/03/2004 at 14:45
I'd just play on my hybrid bike for the first few. You see every kind of bike imaginable at these things. Get slick tyres and maybe some tribars or spinacis for your bike and it'll go lots faster.

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