What was my cadence?

eldudino

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Stirling
On my commute this morning I was following the draft of a lorry out of a roundabout and got up to 40.7mph on my slicked MTB commuter with 48-11 gearing. Can anyone tell me what my cadence was at that speed (stares towards MacB's corner :tongue:).
 

raindog

er.....
Location
France
On 48x11 I would've thought you would max-out way before that speed.
Must've been a sight to see though :tongue:
 
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eldudino

eldudino

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Stirling
raindog said:
On 48x11 I would've thought you would max-out way before that speed.
Must've been a sight to see though :tongue:
I'm glad it was early and quiet round these parts so there was nobody else around!
 
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eldudino

eldudino

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Stirling
Cheers GrasB. There's always a lot of chat about cadence and I don't think I really have a high one naturally, but I have been working on spinning lower gears and have noticed my ability to spin in a higher gear has improved though it still has a way to go. My next computer (which will be in the next month or so) will have the ability to measure cadence.
 
Well done elud. I downloaded a wee bit of software a while back (machinehead), its seems to be OK, it says something between 123-124rpm.
 
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eldudino

eldudino

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HLaB said:
Well done elud. I downloaded a wee bit of software a while back (machinehead), its seems to be OK, it says something between 123-124rpm.
That looks like an interesting piece of software, unfortunately for me it's PC only! Anyone want to write a Mac version?
 

GrasB

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Nr Cambridge
I'd recommend excel or numbers (OOo is just too slow with the graphs for my liking) you can make a spreadsheet to do that easily enough, I have one at home that gives me a lot more information than that.
 

RecordAceFromNew

Swinging Member
Location
West London
You can use the spreadsheet from here. It automatically tabulates your geared-wheel set up in inches (which is the "equivalent" diameter of an un-geared wheel) for whatever tyre/chainring/cassette configuration you have. Obvious only the rear tyre spec is relevant.

Cadence is then Speed (in mph) x 336 / Geared-wheel (in inches). If you were on 26 x 1.5" (i.e. 38-559 tyres) your cadence was around 125.4 rpm.

If you don't have Excel, although I have not tried it, the spreadset might work on the NeoOffice freeware Mac.
 
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