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Old 08-14-2010, 02:03 AM
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Wink Re: Who else always pedals?

Originally Posted by virginian View Post
My cadence at 30 mph is about 90 rpm. 80 rpm is optimal for a good cyclist, but 90 works if you don't have to apply a lot of pressure on the pedal. That's why I tend to keep speed just below 30 mph - which is really fast for a bike!

My chainwheel now has 48 teeth. I replaced the 42 teeth chainwheel that the bike originally came with. The freewheel has 11 teeth. I replaced the original 12 teeth freewheel. I constantly ride in the highest gear (48/11) except when starting from a full stop or going up a steep hill.
Try that with a single speed, thems what I ride. If I tried to pedal with the motor, my cadence would be about 200+ with my 36/16 gearing.....and that's the other reason I need not pedal!
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