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01-18-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

You could always run it the opposite direction...

You could always run it the opposite direction and then average the two. It would be interesting to see how much difference that slight grade makes. Good job on the race. On my next run I will try...
01-17-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

it makes sense if you include that he was going...

it makes sense if you include that he was going zero mph when he started. It only stands to reason that if he averaged 25mph that his top speed would have to much higher to make up for starting from...
01-17-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Outstanding Son!!!! sub 10s!! Ive got a lot...

Outstanding Son!!!! sub 10s!! Ive got a lot of work to do!
01-17-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Still even with a slight downhill grade that...

Still even with a slight downhill grade that sounds outstanding!!!
01-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

Thats what i thought too. but some are adamant...

Thats what i thought too. but some are adamant saying that is not so.
01-16-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

Thats your interpretation and you are entitled to...

Thats your interpretation and you are entitled to it. Those questions I posted are legitimate and sincere questions that I asked myself when informed that low tire pressure does not use up the...
01-16-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

Heres where I clearly stated my intended use. ...

Heres where I clearly stated my intended use.


The 120psi mention was only to illustrate that tire pressure matters to minimize rolling resistance. It is clear by the context. It is understood...
01-16-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

because the thread is about ride comfort on a...

because the thread is about ride comfort on a mountain bike with a dropper post, not a road bike. Tire pressure is related to suspension and ride comfort. Now we are talking about my percieved trade...
01-16-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

why does my bike slow down much faster when...

why does my bike slow down much faster when coasting if my tire pressure is low and when its normal or higher it coasts longer?


Just to be clear, I understand from your reply to my post that you...
01-15-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

why do racers you high pressure tires 120ps? Why...

why do racers you high pressure tires 120ps? Why does it feel harder to pedal when I have low air pressure? Why do I get much less mpg fuel economy on my truck when I dont keep the tires inflated...
01-15-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By BikePower

Thanks Top. What was the weight on your bike do...

Thanks Top. What was the weight on your bike do you recall? I know my Paragon was 23.9lbs of pure pleasure.
01-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 188,456
Posted By BikePower

Thank you T-Mar!!!

Thank you T-Mar!!!
01-15-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By BikePower

so that was a Taiwan built bike?

so that was a Taiwan built bike?
01-14-22, 10:32 PM
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Views: 384
Posted By BikePower

What year and model is this Ross Signature?

Does anyone know what year and model Ross Signature this is?
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01-14-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Im not sure what the right ratio will be for 100m...

Im not sure what the right ratio will be for 100m straight track sprinting or if a single speed will be best. It may be but I feel that a 2 speed or 3 would be ideal. I have virtually nothing to back...
01-14-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Well once we get some races going we can compile...

Well once we get some races going we can compile the data and see what colors are fastest. Maybe we can get a research grant from the government.
01-14-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Why does the weight of the bike matter most and...

Why does the weight of the bike matter most and not the total weight of the rider and bike? I see this online quite a bit, people counting grams and shaving grams off of their bike weight when they...
01-14-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Great chart and research! Did you say that's a 4k...

Great chart and research! Did you say that's a 4k race? 4000 meters? I know in distance running races we dont take off and accelerate as fast as we possibly can because we have to pace ourselves. So...
01-14-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 188,456
Posted By BikePower

I was looking for a Paragon a while back and...

I was looking for a Paragon a while back and turned up my nose at this one because it was not a Paragon, it was a Signature. I dont feel so good now. I think I will lie down. I didnt know. Now its...
01-14-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By BikePower

That was a great thread very informative. Thanks...

That was a great thread very informative. Thanks for that! It turns out the Signature was a higher end bike and the Paragon was an entry level racer. And what a bike it was. Cant imagine a...
01-13-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By BikePower

Gorgeous hazet!! Thanks for sharing! How do...

Gorgeous hazet!! Thanks for sharing! How do you like it so far?
01-13-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By BikePower

What do you guys think of the Cat Eye Padrone?

Im looking to get a computer head. My old one was a Cat Eye back in the day which I thought was great. I see the Cat Eye Padrone for sale Im wondering if its any good? Any other suggestions?
01-13-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By BikePower

Any body have or had a Ross Paragon circa 1984?

My first (and probably only) real bike. I had to sell her long ago and wept bitterly at her departure. I saved my pennies and scraped and struggled to get the 500 bucks it sold for back in 83 or...
01-13-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

I think you might be right. I really only feel I...

I think you might be right. I really only feel I need one shift. Do you happen to know the ratios for that hub? The shifting would be quick and seamless on that kickback hub but almost the same as...
01-13-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

That would be 39/14 on my bike. 2.75 Im at 39/24...

That would be 39/14 on my bike. 2.75 Im at 39/24 now. That would be a very slow start though but I will try it on my next run.
01-13-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

I agree, especially the HR monitor. The Schwinn...

I agree, especially the HR monitor. The Schwinn is waiting for new cables from Bens. Then I have to get new tires and straighten the wheels . Ive got 45ps in them now, I would like to get them up...
01-13-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

yes I had one too as a lad. Good times!! I...

yes I had one too as a lad. Good times!!

I dont have a computer head on it at the moment. I used to have a Cat Eye back in the 80s on my Ross Paragon (i miss that girl). I wish I could find one...
01-13-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Did you figure 27" wheels? Thats very...

Did you figure 27" wheels? Thats very interesting. I just calculated 16mph as 23.466 feet per second and if you divide it into 328ft (aka 100m) it comes out to 13.977 sec. Thats a flying start at...
01-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Just the stock Schwinn unclipped pedals. I think...

Just the stock Schwinn unclipped pedals. I think thats a great idea once I get the rest of the formula dialed in. I wonder how much time / energy that could save me? I would think it could be...
01-13-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

I went with 100m so I could compare it to runners...

I went with 100m so I could compare it to runners times. Also I wanted to pick a distance that would be about 10 seconds worth of all out effort to simulate a running sprint race and stay in the...
01-13-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

I went with 100m so I could compare it to runners...

I went with 100m so I could compare it to runners times. Also I wanted to pick a distance that would be about 10 seconds worth of all out effort to simulate a running sprint race and stay in the...
01-13-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Yes a climbing gear to climb out of the hole of...

Yes a climbing gear to climb out of the hole of standing still. Ideally I would shift into the next gear once I got going but I cant take a hand off the handlebars and keep accelerating. RPM's were...
01-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

good work Dmark! You saved a classic from the...

good work Dmark! You saved a classic from the crusher. Now go out there and see if you can beat my time of 14 seconds! I challenge anyone on this board to beat my time.
01-13-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

or riding a bike while tethering another bike...

or riding a bike while tethering another bike that is unmanned. The same crowd would excel at that.
Hillarious! But I have seen the Farmers Walk in crossfit and the worlds strongest man competition....
01-13-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

probably a wash. I saw mike tyson playing...

probably a wash. I saw mike tyson playing basketball one time. It was kinda funny. (dont tell him I said that).
01-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

Ive got other bikes but its not easy to find...

Ive got other bikes but its not easy to find someone that would be a challenge to me even if they did want to compete. The people I know prefer to watch television or take it easy on long slow...
01-12-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

thats a fast 100 yards Doug! I was a 5k cc...

thats a fast 100 yards Doug! I was a 5k cc runner in high school, never was great at it. Never trained for sprinting. According to my DNA test I have the fast twitch gene so I guess I picked the...
01-12-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

I would love to see bike vs runner. I guess it...

I would love to see bike vs runner. I guess it would depend on the bike also, if it was just a cruiser or if it was made for sprinting. I wonder whats possible?
01-12-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikePower

Did my first 100m sprint today on the old Schwinn and these are the results.

Today I sprinted 100m from a standing start as fast as I could on the old 72 Schwinn.

This 52 year old rider is 5'11" and weighed in at 168.75lbs. The bike weighed 38lbs

I mapped out exactly...
01-11-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

Light wheels key to acceleration from a standing start.

I was watching this video tonight and they were talking about wheel weight, rotating mass. They said that light wheels wind up faster than heavy wheels. Heavy wheels would be better for top speed and...
01-11-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By BikePower

yes I like the low pressure feel but the extra...

yes I like the low pressure feel but the extra rolling resistance really uses up the pedallling power.
01-11-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

Thats cool! I never ever heard of that or...

Thats cool! I never ever heard of that or anything like that. Maybe they could replace the whole cycling portion of the olympics with stationary bikes hooked up to all kinds of sensors. I remember...
01-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

Thats cool! I never ever heard of that or...

Thats cool! I never ever heard of that or anything like that. Maybe they could replace the whole cycling portion of the olympics with stationary bikes hooked up to all kinds of censors.
01-11-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

my impression when I saw the parachutes in the...

my impression when I saw the parachutes in the video of the kids racing is that it was just for fun and show to imitate the dragster cars. I mean arent hand brakes enought to slow down a bike going...
01-10-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

back then the societal threshold for what was...

back then the societal threshold for what was considered dangerous was very high. If you are being sarcastic forgive me its hard to tell in text with strangers.
01-10-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

I would say no on the sea level because a 10...

I would say no on the sea level because a 10 second sprint is anaerobic and should not depend on oxygen concentration in the air supply as aerobic events do.

I suppose there are formulas to factor...
01-10-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

Great idea. Create a subforum called Drag Racing...

Great idea. Create a subforum called Drag Racing or Straight Line Sprints. Lets do it!
01-10-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,378
Posted By BikePower

The best of those three bikes was the BMX. I...

The best of those three bikes was the BMX. I think a 3 speed SA would be better. You know we dont have to have a friday night get together we can each run our bikes all out for 100m and post our...
01-10-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By BikePower

yes of course I will race it in the 100 in the...

yes of course I will race it in the 100 in the Beach Cruiser class.
01-10-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By BikePower

Whats the most comfortable seat for a beach cruiser.

Im going to be building a beach cruiser soon and I want to start with the seat. Which seat have you found to be most comfortable? and it must be black.
Thanks.
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