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Old 11-19-2009, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Mechanical speedometer

I had one of those as kid- in fact several of my friends, andliked it then. I don't know about at faster speed, but it's a small investment.

I've been wanting to get one to try, but not a priority and I'm a victim of CREDIT COUNSELING!

I've put a 27 inch wheel on the front, and the speedo claims to be for both 26 and 27 inch wheels, which isn't really that possible- the 27 will roll further per revolution.

So I wonder if it's more accurate for one size than another? They seem to be just like the ones of 50 years back- when 27 inch was not around- so I wonder if they just say they work for 27 to selll more of them.

I guess I could have someone check a speed against a car speedo, and then figure in any rate of variance.

heres a link to one:

Speedometers - Dial Speedometer 26"/27" MPH or KMPH | BikeWorldUSA | Bicycle Parts and Bike Accessories

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