RANS V2 with fairing GEBE kit Powered by aTanaka 40 with expansion chamber

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by recumbentbill, Aug 3, 2010.

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  1. Bike was to fast for me

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  2. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    How fast was too fast?

    The fairing should reduce wind resistance quite significantly, and wind resistance is the primary factor slowing you down when you are on the flat.

    On the other hand, the small diameter back wheel should limit your top speed.
  3. How fast???

    45mph which was past my comfort zone. I hit 58mph on a long decent just coasting and no motor with fairing and body sock
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Yeh, I feel very comfortable at 33 mph, the fastest my bike can go on the flat. But taking a downhill at 40 mph (my bike's max on downhill) makes me nervous.

    Was the 45 mph on the flat or downhill?
  5. It was on the flat "BUT" under perfect conditions [no head wind ,some tail wind and almost perfect nice flat newly paved road]:helmet: