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What's the fastest you've pedaled your SS on a flat trail/road? And with what gear? I was spinning like heck yesterday and hit 26.5mph with 32x16 26" bike. Very good workout if done several times.
 

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that's roughly 170 rpm

using my Hooker Performance gear-cadence sliderule, and interpolating since its lowest gear is 60", that's how fast you were pedaling, probably within a few rpms. That's fast considering you got what, 175mm cranks, maybe 180s, and most trackies race on 165s.
 

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All you need to do is spin

Thanks to the all-mighty Google I found http://www.panix.com/~jbarrm/cycal/cycal.30f.html

I rolled my wheel out on a tape measure and got a 26.3" wheel.

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Gear Inch & Shifting Pattern Calculator www.jbarrm.com
Copyright 1996-2003 Barry Masterson [email protected]
Single-speed Track Bicycle Version
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SP Shifting Pattern
CRxFW Chainring x FreeWheel
GI Gear Inches
MPH Miles Per Hour

Wheel Diameter: 26.30 inches

GI 52.6
CRxFW 32x16
RPM:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
120: 18.78 MPH
125: 19.56 MPH
130: 20.34 MPH
135: 21.13 MPH
140: 21.91 MPH
145: 22.69 MPH
150: 23.47 MPH
155: 24.26 MPH
160: 25.04 MPH
165: 25.82 MPH
170: 26.60 MPH
175: 27.38 MPH
180: 28.17 MPH
185: 28.95 MPH
190: 29.73 MPH
195: 30.51 MPH
200: 31.30 MPH

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Pedalin like...

heck then.

What's wrong with a computer on a bike (SS)? Nothing. Don't worry about it if it doesn't involve you. I thought the point was just to ride however you want to ride or am I missing something here?
 

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Lord Humongous said:
If you have a computer on your singlespeed you have missed the point.
Unless you're kidding, that is a bullsh!t comment. :mad: You mean missed *your* point... to each, their own.

No, I don't have one on mine.
 

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I have hit around 23-24 mph with a 36 x 21 gear and 190 mm cranks. Not for very long and I was drafting other riders.
 

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190mm cranks

Now thats a torque monster. Is there anything you can't ride up?
 
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