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How fast do you think one of these could go?(10 posts)

How fast do you think one of these could go?DougSloan
May 24, 2002 6:26 AM
I'd love to get 5 strong riders on one of these and really hammer. Any guestimate what kind of speeds they could maintain?

If they really hammered I think it would break. nmonespeed
May 24, 2002 6:27 AM
did you noticeDougSloan
May 24, 2002 6:28 AM
the pedals are out of phase? That would be interesting. Likely to reduce frame flex from the power pulses?
did you noticerwbadley
May 24, 2002 7:19 AM
The frame flex issue would be valid, also if the cranks on a quint were in phase the pilot would have a more difficult time controlling the bike. The out of phase cranks allow less need for countersteering the force generated by the massive in phase power output.
Don't eat Mexican food the night before riding. nm MikeMike P
May 24, 2002 6:41 AM
I did the Mojave by Moonlight on a triplet once.MB1
May 24, 2002 6:47 AM
We borrowed it. We were all about the same size and changed positions several times (after every flat mostly). The thing swayed about 6" side to side when we were going straight down the road. Ah to be young and crazy again.

BTW it was tons of fun. We likely would have finished first if it wern't for the 5 flats we had. The Cajon Pass hurt too...
A local resturant in town as a quadPhatMatt
May 24, 2002 7:28 AM
And I have heard that one of the teams was able to hold a speed of around 45mph on the flats.
re: Faster in Iowa than Vermont.dzrider
May 24, 2002 7:30 AM
If one can extrapolate from tandem riding you would definitely want some flat land and straight roads on that.
I wanna see them track stand it at a stop light.firstrax
May 24, 2002 8:02 AM
re: How fast do you think one of these could go?ClydeTri
May 24, 2002 9:40 AM
You could pop one helluva wheelie on that!