29" speed record (well, sort of)

29" speed record (well, sort of)

Post by juergen_brauckman » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 00:59:16


I can proudly say that I am as fast with my unicycle as with our car,
because my computer told me yesterday that I hit 174.5 km/h (~110mph?)
with my Big Apple 29er.

Don't know why it took me 1 hour 10 minutes for 17km, though.

Regards,
Juergen

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Post by juergen_brauckman » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 01:02:00

And here`s a picture of the whole speed machine. It`s a Pichler frame .

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Post by john_child » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 04:26:20

My riding partner hit a max speed of 367.9 km/hour (228.6 m/h) on a
Coker.  That explains why he kept passing me.  I think that max recorded
speed was due to bad connections in the wire for his cycle computer, but
he seems to think the max speed was accurate. Hmmm...

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Post by hopefu » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 04:31:29

gee, and the highest i've hit on my 700c racer is 12.7 mph... looks like
i'm in for a run for my money if I ever go to a race... ;)

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Post by siafired » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 05:07:34

How do you secure the cycle computers?  I was told at a bike store that
it would be hard to mount it on a unicycle without handles (GB handles
or something).

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Post by Matt.P.Herber » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 06:16:06

Quote:

> *I can proudly say that I am as fast with my unicycle as with our car,
> because my computer told me yesterday that I hit 174.5 km/h (~110mph?)
> with my Big Apple 29er.

> Don't know why it took me 1 hour 10 minutes for 17km, though.

> Regards,
> Juergen *

That's fine in Germany, because you can go as fast as you like on the
Autobahn, unfortunately in Britain we are restricted to only doing 70
mph on our unicycles, how I envy you living in Germany.

Matt

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Post by Danny Colye » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 06:57:43

Quote:

> That's fine in Germany, because you can go as fast as you like on the
> Autobahn, unfortunately in Britain we are restricted to only doing 70
> mph on our unicycles, how I envy you living in Germany.

Actually speed limits in the UK apply only to motor vehicles, so you can
go as fast as you like on your unicycle.  Of course, you might still be
liable to a charge of furious cycling, and you're still not allowed on
the motorway.

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Post by cyberbellu » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:17:57

Quote:

> *Actually speed limits in the UK apply only to motor vehicles, so you
> can
> go as fast as you like on your unicycle.  Of course, you might still
> be
> liable to a charge of furious cycling, and you're still not allowed
> on
> the motorway.
> *

That's a pity.  Whenever I ride faster than 100 kph on my unicycle I
like to be on a high speed roadway.

It seems to me that beating a furious cycling rap would be easy.  How
are the cops going to prove you were furious?   Just fake a road-runner
smile when you whoosh past... Beep Beep!

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Post by Rowa » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:31:07

Quote:

> *i've just got a 29r with a big apple tyre!
> tomorrow i'm trying it out for the first time! i can't wait! *

Congratulations Liz. Why wait until tomorrow? If I got one I would try
it out immediately. Do you have to cut down the seatpost or something?
Have fun trying to beat 174.5 or 367.9 kph on your new unicycle! Have
you named it yet?

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Post by Krashin'Kenn » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 11:14:45

Quote:

> *How do you secure the cycle computers?  I was told at a bike store
> that it would be hard to mount it on a unicycle without handles (GB
> handles or something). *

I just mount mine to the seat tube since you can't watch it while you're
riding anyway

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Post by john_child » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:18:01

Quote:

> *My riding partner hit a max speed of 367.9 km/hour (228.6 m/h) on a
> Coker.  That explains why he kept passing me.  I think that max
> recorded speed was due to bad connections in the wire for his cycle
> computer, but he seems to think the max speed was accurate. Hmmm... *

I should add that my riding partner was Tom Jackson (goes by iunicycle
here on the forum).  I didn't mean to leave out the credit for that high
speed record.

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Post by PopeSamXV » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:20:51

I take it these wonderous speeds aren't maintained for long. I don't
know much about speeds like that, but I know when I start going fast it
gets really choppy and a bounce around. Maybe my seat is too low.

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Post by PopeSamXV » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:21:33

Oh yeah, juergen_brauckmann, I like your kitchen.

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Post by juergen_brauckman » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 17:10:42

Quote:

> * bad connections in the wire for his cycle computer, but he seems to
> think the max speed was accurate.  *

Nah, computers never fail. "Bad connections in the wire", ts.
;-)

Juergen

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