What speed do u cruize at on open road?

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  1. cyclepro101

    cyclepro101 New Member

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    I have a 36t rear and fins that 25mph (40km/h) is just on the pipe and appears to be quite fast enough. There is still heaps of throttle left and I sqirt it to 45 or 50 km/h very easy but 40km/h is a nice spped to cruize down the open road at.
    Also what rear sprocket do u run?

    Steve
     
  2. bandito

    bandito New Member

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    I have a friction setup and with a 1" 1/8th roller I cruise at about 20 to 25 mph on the side streets. On the major streets Im on the side walk going 10 to 15 mph. Unless theres a dedicated white line defined bike path on a major street I dont ride on them, I value my life too much. This bike will max out at 40 mph though if you want it too.
     
  3. Kevlarr

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    Open road, WOT about 28-30.
    Sidewalk, anywhere around 15 to 20.
    There are quite a few roads around here that don't have dedicated bike paths and even though they're 4 lane thoroughfares I will not ride on them because of the condition of the road, heck I don't even like driving down them in my truck! lol

    My rule of thumb has become if the speed limit's over 35 mph, there's a curb and no bike lane I'm on the sidewalk.

    Thought I might catch a little trouble when I was going down the sidewalk the other day because there was a cop running a speed trap in a driveway and I had to ride right in front of him. He glanced up at me from his paperwork for a second then went right back to what he was doing. For motorized bicycles not being totally legal around here the police have been rather cool about it.
     
  4. FileStyle

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    35t sprocket with expansion chamber and straight intake on 26" rims on mountain bike weighing in at 180 lbs I can cruise easy at 30mph and in a tucked down position i have hit 41 mph max. tho I dont ride like that all the time. I cruise between 25-30 mph. and I started out riding on the sidewalks but now I ride in the road if posted speed limie is 35mph or less. unless it's night time and have the road to myself.
     
  5. fall_down_stand_up

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    Wow,you guys are starting to make me wonder about my sanity(if I have any)....I ride my bike on roads posted 55 mph or higher all day long,I drive on city streets with no curb(I just expect the drivers to move over a few inches when they go by....I have never had a problem....I use my rearview mirror continuously to see whats coming up behind me....My cruising speed is around 25 to30mph(44 tooth srocket),sometimes I will take it up to 35 or so....
    John.shft.
     
  6. cyclepro101

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    Yep, I think they are all soft too. I race road (push) bikes so I am used to screaming around on the road. Its way too dangerous on the footpath.

    Steve
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yes, soft. ;) I ride on state and U.S. routes all the time with my bikes and my scooter. Semis regularly pass me at 70+ mph just a few inches away....am I a hero? No. Crazy? Hmmmm.

    I run a 44T and run about 20-25 cruise. Out here, the difference between 25 mph and 30 mph is a moot point.
     
  8. Lincoln

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    Call me crazy but i always cruise at around 35 mph on my bike, trouble is i am pretty well at full throttle when doing so.... i have a road bike with 700(28") tires and a 44tooth sprocket which i am planning to switch to a faster one (40 tooth or else 36). I feel very comfortable at high speed other than the vibration which is why i want a smaller sprocket to reduce rpm and therefore vibration.
     
  9. TheE

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    I usually sit at 32-34km/h on my 49cc. The motor sounds like it's having a mechanical tachycardia if I go any faster.
     
  10. xlite

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    Wow.. where are all the guys who cruise 45mph and top at 55? Musta got tired of all the shovelin'. :)

    My stock slant 67cc with carb cover removed and 36t tops at 35mph but rarely go over 20-25 cruise. Smooooooooooth compared to the original 44t. And better mileage too.
     
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    read my signature and youll see my specs and if your doin 30 with a 44t you need to get a 36 lower rpms and a much smoother ride
     
  12. Lincoln

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    Skyliner are you talking to me? if so yes i do, the vibtration is crazy, i have the advantage of the 28' wheels as i said to give me extra speed, i am guessing the m.p.h. as my speedo reads in kilometers, but 60 km,s is close to 35 m.p.h. i think and i want to go long distances on my cycle so speed is very helpful. Also does anyone know where i can get a larger tank so i no longer have to take extra fuel with me in a seperate container?
     
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    Just a quick check on ebay brought up a 1 gallon tank for $25 and a 3/4 gallon chrome tank for $30
     
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    i drive like i stole it 25 35 mph all the time i take the lane at 30 mph or less
     
  15. Mike Hunt

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    i like to go around 45km/h, but if i get a nice open straightaway i gun it till top speed; i plan my routes to avoid major streets, kill the engine on side walks
     
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    Good point xlite. I know of a 70cc that honestly does 45mph but not 55 and thats w/ a/m carb, filter, expando chamber and shift kit.

    My 4 stroke shifter does about 37max on the flats. I have taller gears than I need so I can cruise at any speed really.

    I ride WOT pretty much 'til I reach terminal velocity except downhill. Keep in mind I live in Seattle and it's very hilly. I average about 20 mph on my commute (11 mi takes about 30 min). I'm reduced to < 20 up some hills and reach >40 on a few downhill spots. I can reach those downhill speeds w/ or w/o the motor.

    Quality bicycle componants, good safety gear and well crafted mb widgetry go a long way to inspiring confidence!

    So far we don't get any attn from the fuzz! Passed 1 doing 35mph in a 40mph zone yesterday. I know I wasn't speeding by car standards but mb's aren't technically legal in WA and I don't know of any state where it's legal to go 35 mph on 'em. Seattle is trying to be more of a bike town, though, too.
     
  17. Lincoln

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    Ty for the tip Kevlar!
     
  18. Venice Motor Bikes

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    I tune my bikes to run @ WOT... Some of the bikes like it better than others.
    I have one bike that revs way faster than the others, & every now & then, I have to back off the throttle to keep from possibly hurting it. (the 1982 Schwinn)
     
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    25 is tops for me. Any faster and the oncoming traffic tends to get really skiddish... know what I mean?
     
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    And I like to see the whites of their eyes.

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