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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 

Fastest I have ever been is 46mph. I could not believe how loud the sound was of my spokes in the wind. Using a road bike downhill.

 

That's about what I've done (mph). Do you have aero rims w/bladed spokes? 

post #2687 of 3494
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 

Fastest I have ever been is 46mph. I could not believe how loud the sound was of my spokes in the wind. Using a road bike downhill.

 

Daayyyum. Check this video out.

That's not dangerous AT ALL!!! lmao

 

Notice at 0:52, the guy in blue almost loses it -_-


Edited by joshwalnut - 9/4/13 at 10:55pm
post #2688 of 3494

Hmm I always just guess how fast I am going compared to the cars.  Maybe I should pick up a spedometer for fun.

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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post
 

 

Daayyyum. Check this video out.

 

That's not dangerous AT ALL!!! lmao

 

Notice at 0:52, the guy in blue almost loses it -_-

Truly amazing for a regular bike to go that fast. I never really thought much of it at first going so fast on motorcycles, but on a bike 62 ...............so dam fast. The bike at 46 had a whole new sound and feel, I could not imagine going 62.:eek:

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

That's about what I've done (mph). Do you have aero rims w/bladed spokes? 

Regular road bike, Colnago standard rims. I had just calibrated my speedometer so I went to a hill called Top Of The World in Newport Beach California. No aero rims or special spokes.

 

 

You are saying then that you didn't notice a significant ( scary ) change in the wind sound from the rims?

post #2691 of 3494
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Is that a Brooks saddle I see there?

While it does seem to have cables going all over the place, that is one of the nicest looking foldable bikes I've seen.

Do dig the bags too. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yes, Brooks B67 with a Challenge tool bag, all black :wink:

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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 
 

Regular road bike, Colnago standard rims. I had just calibrated my speedometer so I went to a hill called Top Of The World in Newport Beach California. No aero rims or special spokes.

 

 

You are saying then that you didn't notice a significant ( scary ) change in the wind sound from the rims?

 

Not scary significant, as I would describe, just louder but not a lot. Matrix aero rims; DT-Swiss flat-bladed spokes. What I find frightening is critters, rodents, snakes, skunks, possum, badgers, foxes, cyotes, dogs and larger animals that :eek:cross out of nowhere on fast country road descents.

post #2693 of 3494

When I was 16, I was riding quite a bit with a friend from school. I had just gotten this bike for my birthday......split the cost with my dad. The Panasonic DX-1000, in this color scheme.(not my photo)

 

 

 

I was reminded of those days when I read the discussion over highest speeds.  My friend and I hit 57mph (according to his bike computer....I didn't have one at the time) going down the other side of a small mountain we frequently rode over. It was absolutely terrifying, but such a rush we almost waited too long before we started braking near the bottom. It made riding up the other side totally worthwhile. :biggrin: These days I wouldn't even want to walk up that road, much less climb it on a bike.

 

Old and physically decrepit am I (as Yoda might say)


Edited by Achmedisdead - 9/5/13 at 3:37pm
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:blink: Is my computer the only one not showing the pix of your ride?

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:blink: Is my computer the only one not showing the pix of your ride?

Nope.

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:blink: Is my computer the only one not showing the pix of your ride?

 

 

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Nope.

OK, fixed it, I think. Not only was the image not showing (even for me) but the text below the image wasn't showing either. So I found another image to link to......hopefully this one works better.

post #2697 of 3494

 

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

Last hour, I returned from the bike shop with the Svelte Canadian and... :eek: :eek: :eek: ...   ... ... you gotta see this thing! I have a lot of admiration and respect for the members in this thread, so no iPhone pix! My Nikon DSLR is in storage - will attempt to retrieve it tomorrow. If I fail, I'm gonna have to shove :rolleyes:an iPhone pix down your throats... it'll be worth it, though! Upgraded wheelset & saddle.

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Hooray, picked two of these for $22 each on sale.  Haven't put them on yet because I still need to pick up a new back wheel.

post #2699 of 3494

Just a quick note to you all guys :

 

I won't be posting much this coming month since I'm going to a pool for a computer school, which means working my ass 15 hours every single day.

 

I'll miss you guys.

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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post
 

Just a quick note to you all guys :

 

I won't be posting much this coming month since I'm going to a pool for a computer school, which means working my ass 15 hours every single day.

 

I'll miss you guys.

 

You're doing the right thing at the right time. Will be both here and on the road cycling with you in spirit.

:beerchug:

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