|Hey Eyebob (re: super spinners on rollers)||hrv|
Jan 9, 2004 8:05 AM
|Just in case the 'roller riding' link got lost in the shuffle, here's some info. on some roller racers spinning above 220:
From http://www.fixedwheel.co.uk/fixedwheel%20records.htm :
Paul Webb from Perth Western Australia told me about the time he was roller racing, using 92" fixed he covered a standing start kilo in just 37 seconds. That is an average speed of 97kmh and a cadence of 220rpm, and just think there was no wind to cool the high friction parts.
From http://www.bicyclesusa.com/record.html#rrm :
Roller Record September 16, 2000 Berne, Switzerland:
44 year old Manfred Nüscheler has set a new speed record for riding on stationary rollers,clocking 164.1 km/h. The record was set using a 54x11 (10.49 m) gear on a standard bike (Moser frame with Campagnolo gear) on Minoura rollers. The old record was 160.4 km/h. During the attempt, Nüscheler rode at between 269 and 284 rpm, demonstrating that leg speed is not necessarily lost as one gets older.
I think I would wear my helmet trying to spin at hyperspeed on the rollers!