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Old 03-19-2010, 10:58 AM
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Default re: 60 MPH...achieveable? Who cares?!? Let blueprint an engine!

thanks for the nod, Jim.

i agree with that also. when i talk to other people about my bike, i always get the question, "how fast does it go?" (just like everyone else.) whenever i tell people my speeds, i always say how this bike was built to handle it, unlike a department store bike.

i also realize, like i said earlier, when to call it quits. my current bike just doesn't have the geometry to handle anything over 50 without becoming dangerous. i can get the speed, but it's useless if the wheels won't stay on the ground.

i'm building a bicycle that can be stable and "safe" at 100mph speeds ("safe" is a relative term,) but it's all on hold till after i move and can set up shop again. then it's just a matter of getting every bit of power out of these crappy little engines ("crappy" is also a relative term.)

right now though, i'm just jones-ing. not being able to start building it because of life's other priorities is killing me...