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Old 08-18-19, 02:28 PM
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I've never gotten much over 150...

British man sets new cycling speed record of more than 174mph
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Old 08-18-19, 03:58 PM
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Quadruple front chainring ?
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Old 08-18-19, 04:15 PM
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Old 08-18-19, 04:49 PM
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Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of Mueller-Koronek's record, and she doesn't even get a mention in the article.

Accurate article title: In the Land Speed record on a bicycle, British man moves 2nd place slightly closer to 1st place.
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Fraid I didn't get a HEMI.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of Mueller-Koronek's record, and she doesn't even get a mention in the article.

Accurate article title: In the Land Speed record on a bicycle, British man moves 2nd place slightly closer to 1st place.



Plus she rode 3 1/2 miles at speed, accelerating from 100 mph or less,

whereas this guy went through a 200 meter speed trap after being released from the car, before the end of the airstrip.

No mention of whether he gained any speed at all.
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Old 08-18-19, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
Quadruple front chainring ?
Nah. Meffreit had it right in 1962.



127 MPH from a standing start with this single speed rig.


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Old 08-19-19, 04:55 AM
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Even at slow speed, riding that ^ over a speed-bump would be ugly !

BTW, it looks like his fork is turned backwards !!
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Old 08-19-19, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of Mueller-Koronek's record, and she doesn't even get a mention in the article.

Accurate article title: In the Land Speed record on a bicycle, British man moves 2nd place slightly closer to 1st place.
The article does mention that it is the record for males. But I agree that the current absolute record holder deserves to be mentioned in the article.
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post

BTW, it looks like his fork is turned backwards !!
The issue was mentioned in another thread earlier this year. IIRC, it was for stability reasons.
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Old 08-19-19, 05:34 AM
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Literally uses the same gearing concept as my bike, with two cranks, one turning the other at a higher ratio.

I haven't got the Porsche to go with it, though.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The issue was mentioned in another thread earlier this year. IIRC, it was for stability reasons.
well,then, I'm turning all MY forks around backwards !!
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Was he wearing a helmet?
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
The article does mention that it is the record for males. But I agree that the current absolute record holder deserves to be mentioned in the article.
"This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to make clear that Neil Campbell broke the men’s record, not the all-time record as an earlier version could be read to suggest. With a speed of 184mph, Denise Mueller-Korenek is the current record holder of fastest bicycle speed in slipstream." (Guardian)
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Fraid I didn't get a HEMI.
a line from Joe Dirt ??
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a line from Joe Dirt ??
Daaaaaang!
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Boooooooooo! He's still 10mph shy of Mueller-Koronek's record, and she doesn't even get a mention in the article.

Accurate article title: In the Land Speed record on a bicycle, British man moves 2nd place slightly closer to 1st place.
Personally I can't really give it to her for #1 since they allowed that weird "room on wheels" built around her. He's behind something, but not enclosed. She was fully enclosed in that cave-like apparatus. That seems kind of crap to me. They need to normalize the allowed drafting method to a standard.

So, something worth mentioning on her record also. There were some rather fantastical claims about her power output for the record from her people in some kind of tech article. The same data was repeated, then pulled, from some cycling websites. Something about like over 600w for more than 2 minutes or 800w for a minute.

It's a person with a background in riding, but the claims were absolutely silly given the average powers for men's track cycling power in the "kilo" race.

I asked them about it in a curious way and never heard anything. Kind of like "what was the power like for that run?".

I'm guessing it's not eye popping power at all, making this largely a "who has the most money and biggest gonads" kind of thing. Not much to do with cycling prowess.

The Battle Mountain HPV runs do have legit power figures available you can find, and it takes a solid rider to execute the runs.
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Personally I can't really give it to her for #1 since they allowed that weird "room on wheels" built around her. He's behind something, but not enclosed. She was fully enclosed in that cave-like apparatus. That seems kind of crap to me. They need to normalize the allowed drafting method to a standard.

So, something worth mentioning on her record also. There were some rather fantastical claims about her power output for the record from her people in some kind of tech article. The same data was repeated, then pulled, from some cycling websites. Something about like over 600w for more than 2 minutes or 800w for a minute.

It's a person with a background in riding, but the claims were absolutely silly given the average powers for men's track cycling power in the "kilo" race.

I asked them about it in a curious way and never heard anything. Kind of like "what was the power like for that run?".

I'm guessing it's not eye popping power at all, making this largely a "who has the most money and biggest gonads" kind of thing. Not much to do with cycling prowess.

The Battle Mountain HPV runs do have legit power figures available you can find, and it takes a solid rider to execute the runs.
You realize that there are different categories of record, right? And Denis Mueller-Koronek's record was specifically "fastest bicycle speed in a slipstream", right?

Also it doesn't matter if random internet guy doesn't think it counts because according to Guinness, who is literally the authority, it counts.

In fact, there are a number of different speed records that Guinness tracks. As a sample: Highest downhill speed on a bicycle on soil, highest downhill speed on a bicycle on snow, fastest bicycle wheelie (rear wheel), fastest bicycel wheelie (front wheel), fastest speed in a human-powered vehicle, fastest cycle across Canada by a relay team, fastest 400m hurdles on a bicycle, longest distance cycling backwards in 24 hours.

Just to name a few.
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