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fastest speed on a bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by justAl, 9 May 2008.

  1. justAl

    justAl New Member

    Is it true the record was set by a guy going down the side of a volcano / mountain and reached over 100mph? :thumbsup:
    does anybody know the record?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    yeah, and the frame snapped
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
  4. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    I read a report about a group of (motor)bikers who descend on Richmond Park at 4am.

    Who then tie a cyclist (on a bike!) to their back with a bungee rope.

    They then race a couple of laps of the park (with cyclist pulled behind) to find the fastest winner.

    I think the report mentioned speeds of up to 70. In the dark!!!!
     
  5. thePig

    thePig New Member

    Location:
    London
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    question is, how do you stop? thats one hell of a job for koolstops
     
  7. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    I can barely stop when I hit 45 - 50 on the local beast hills god knows what you would do at that kinda speed.
     
  9. thePig

    thePig New Member

    Location:
    London
    i guess perhaps....not stop.
     
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Braking is for girls;)
    You could of course use decent sized disk brakes. Your going down hill so the extra weight wont matter much.
     
  11. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I got 54mph down the A2 Blackheath Hill, and somehow I timed the descent perfectly, hit the lights at green immediately at the bottom so I had a good run off and barely any need to use the brakes.
    It was exhilarating but I've never been tempted to try it again.

    But then I could just fit a computer to the trike and go try it again late at night:biggrin:!!
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    46mph down a no-name back road in the Cotswolds (just outside Broadway iirc). Bottled out and hit the brakes because the road surface was so bad that I couldn't see straight on account of the vibrations.
     
  13. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I've had a pump fly off the cross bar at about 40mph downhill on a road into Bath, the pump narrowly missing my mate who was drafting.:biggrin:
    Thankfully no other traffic.

    Oh how we laughed as I had to troop back up the hill to retrieve it.:blush::blush:
     
  14. Renard

    Renard Guest

    54mph going down the hill from Carmichael to the A73, near Tinto, and my back wheel was out of true having broken a spoke earlier that day. I might have went faster down the Col de Lauteret though but I didn't have a computer then.
     
  15. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    where's that B&W pic from years ago of the bloke drafting a car on some salt flats somewhere?