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Old 08-22-05, 12:46 AM
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25.5

Finaly i found a nice hill to hit 25.5mph on, i know its slow, but on a $50 wal-mart bike its fastish.

I like pushing CHEAPPPPPP bikes to the limit, i am on my second set of pedals

I almost hit 30mph but didn't want to run thru an intersection, for safety reason. I am only 16.

How fast you think i can get this Roadmaster up to without blowin' a bareing?

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Originally Posted by highspeedcycle
Finaly i found a nice hill to hit 25.5mph on, i know its slow, but on a $50 wal-mart bike its fastish.

I like pushing CHEAPPPPPP bikes to the limit, i am on my second set of pedals

I almost hit 30mph but didn't want to run thru an intersection, for safety reason. I am only 16.

How fast you think i can get this Roadmaster up to without blowin' a bareing?

https://www.NickReynolds.net

I got one to 33 once...it started to shake and whine real bad so I didn't push it any more.
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Old 08-22-05, 12:49 AM
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haha i lost pedal on my last walmart bike too, i believe i had that up to 32ish
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Old 08-22-05, 01:09 AM
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My question is this: Why do you guys put cyclecomputers on Walmart bikes?
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Mine feels really solid for some reason. Also, since its a CHEAPPPP bike, i felt the need to make it look like a CHEAPPPP bike, i COVERED it in black gaffers tape. We got 2, i tuned my derailer, it shifts smoothly(as CHEAPPPP bikes go) and for some reason it feels faster then stock when i put the tape on... Could the tape really make an aero difference? No worrys at 25.5mph expect for now i'm worrying about my bearings locking at that speed.
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Old 08-22-05, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by badcompany9
My question is this: Why do you guys put cyclecomputers on Walmart bikes?
Because i have nothing better to do at the time.

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Old 08-22-05, 10:04 PM
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bump. haha
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Old 08-22-05, 10:25 PM
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thats awesome... i do the opposite and take a nice carbon road bike with DA components and go as slow as humanly possible.
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thats awesome... i do the opposite and take a nice carbon road bike with DA components and go as slow as humanly possible.
OCP??

I think the title should have bee the anti-OCP thread
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hahaha.. Good one man. if i can pull 25.5 out of cheapo, how fast could i go on something in the $3000 price range?
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whats ocp?
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lol, I have a friend that used to stand on his seat while gripping the handlebars...on a grocery store bike. He'd do it down some serious hills, going a bit over 30mph. Crazy bastd
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yup i too have done some crazy stuff on cheap bikes. hell untill i was twelve i didn't know about anything better.
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Originally Posted by CPcyclist
OCP??

I think the title should have bee the anti-OCP thread

Nah, just a beginner. Got a good deal on a nice bike in my size and I figured the money was better spent on that than going toward a mid-life crisis car since Im still in my 20s. I think its MUCH cheaper than going out and buying something I'd just have to gas up and insure and get no exercise in. The flashy vehicle only makes you look good while you're in it... cycling will *hopefully* make me look and feel better all the time.
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sorry, how fast is 25.5 mph in kmh? hehe
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That would be 41.038272 kph
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Originally Posted by badcompany9
My question is this: Why do you guys put cyclecomputers on Walmart bikes?
Originally Posted by highspeedcycle
Because i have nothing better to do at the time.

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Yea, i HAD nothing better to do lol

Now i'm working on my solo album away from the full band, its called "War Zone" i will be releasing 1 of the songs "One night stand in a graveyard" as a free mp3 on my site tommorow https://www.nickreynolds.net
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