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Old 04-04-2010, 10:12 AM
Creative Engineering Creative Engineering is offline
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Location: Clearwater, FL
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Default re: 60 MPH...achieveable? Who cares?!? Let blueprint an engine!

This is the bike we plan on using for the engine test.

It is a worksman that has been built using the best components they offer. It's a really nice, heavy duty, bike.

The wheels were assembled using upgraded rims, and 11Ga. spokes. The front drum brake works great! I haven't checked yet, but I'm certain the front hub is running on conventional ball bearings instead of the caged ball type. The tires are Kevlar belted.

I haven't checked yet, but I don't think anything will need to be upgraded. DV is 6' tall, so we will probably use a layback seat post. The wheels will be trued using a dial indicator...the tires will also have to be trued, and then each wheel balanced.

Thanks go to Justin for supplying this bike.

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