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Worlds highest gear?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by bianco, 13 Jan 2008.

  1. bianco

    bianco New Member

    This bike comes with a 300 tooth chainring, pretty impressive!

    It's intended for those who have stupidly large quads.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    you'd think that ring would cost the £299 asking price alone

    impressive spec
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Evans are know for their 'inflated' prices...
     
  4. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Talking of silly gearing, do they still do those roller speed record competitions? I seem to recall specially made bikes with 2 chains that had 400" gears or summat stoopid like that.
     
  5. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

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    Fleet
    I think the bike that Dave LeGrys used to break the world roller record had double-reduction gearing - otherwise the chainrings would have hit the ground, likewise the one that was used by John Howard to break the absolute speed record that was towed behind a car to about 70mph, because you physically couldn't accommodate the gear range to reach 152mph from a standing start.
    http://www.canosoarus.com/08LSRbicycle/LSR Bike02.htm
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    That's the fella. I remember seeing DLG being towed behind a faired Rover SD1 and doing about 130mph on the M forty something back in the eighties. I think the roller racing now has to be done on standard bikes and the record was done by some German (?) fella who was pedalling at about 250rpm!

    edit: found a vid.



    nuvver edit: more pics

    http://www.philvarner.com/bikes/blog/category/historical/
     
  7. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

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    Fleet
    Wasn't it with the DLG record attempt they were hampered by the fact that the Rover just couldn't go fast enough with the fairing on the back? I suppose, seeing as it was a 1980's Rover they were lucky that it went anywhere at all!
     
  8. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Gnu

    Location:
    Lost In Space
    Ah, but could they do it on fixed ?
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I rather thought they did?
     
  10. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I would imagine it was, as DLG was a track sprinter and would've been perfectly at home with it.
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I notice he has a helmet... :angry:


    *lights blue touchpaper and retreats to a safe distance*
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    I wonder why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    light blue touch paper is hard to see
     
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