Interesting bicycling facts

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    The bottom bracket was invented by Swiss engineer Gustav Bottom.

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    The furthest anyone has cycled in a 365 day period is 86,537 miles by Amanda Coker in 2017.

    Wow. Cycling that far is impressive enough, let alone while you’ve got a 365-day period.

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    he furthest anyone has cycled in a 365 day period is 86,537 miles by Amanda Coker in 2017.

    That’s 237 miles everyday without a single rest day. She’s nails! That’s a proper sufferfest.
    Assume she did it in the lovely consisten climate of the southern US states.

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    If you turn a bicycle upside down, stand in front of the front wheel and then try to undo the pedals, fifty percent of the time you won’t.

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    In November 2007 in – you guessed it – Scotland, 51-year-old Robert Stewart was placed on the sex offenders register after outraging hostel cleaners by performing a perverted act with his gnarpoon.

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    North Korean scientists have trained a termite colony to pedal a specially adapted bicycle around an 20-metre obstacle course. And the little bastards can manual too.

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    There are 9 million bicycles in Beijing.

    A chain drive can be up to 98% efficient at energy transfer. An engineering marvel.

    kcr
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    There is some question about whether Macmillan was credited as the inventor of the pedal bicycle because of a publicity campaign by his nephew, and the real inventor was Thomas McCall:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_McCall

    But McCall was Scottish as well.

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    Bikes can ride themselves quite nicely with no-one on them, until drag slows them down enough and they fall over.

    joemmo
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    As well as being an award winning potential energy assisted bicycler, Daniel Hart is an accomplished player of the Theorbo and can often be found playing baroque music in the pubs around Redcar and Saltburn.

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    The cantilever brake was invented by Swiss engineer Gustav Cantilever.

    Kuco
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    All chavs, neds, scally’s can wheelie with a fag in their mouth. It’s in their DNA.

    The bicycle tyre puncture repair kitt was quickly discounted in the development process of the popular Knight Rider TV series

    tpbiker
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    No matter how good you think you are on a bicycle, there is a guy on an obscure forum called geex who is better than you..at everything

    Fact..

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    Riding a bike makes you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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    molgrips
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    Bikes can ride themselves quite nicely with no-one on them, until drag slows them down enough and they fall over.

    And no-one can quite explain how they do this.

    They are called bicycles because they have two wheels.

    mark90
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    The furthest anyone has cycled in a 365 day period is 86,537 miles by Amanda Coker in 2017.

    And in 2019 has only done 190.2km so far.

    filks
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    “As well as being an award winning potential energy assisted bicycler, Daniel Hart is an accomplished player of the Theorbo and can often be found playing baroque music in the pubs around Redcar and Saltburn.”

    This. Crying

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    And no-one can quite explain how they do this.

    It’s because the contact patch is behind the steering axis…

    DickBarton
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    And the gyroscopic effect of a spinning wheel.

    timba
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    The average person will lose almost a stone in their first year of cycling to work, so it’s okay to eat cake and enjoy several post-ride beers

    joemmo
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    Despite being promoted by Boris Johnson, so-called experts have concluded beyond reasonable doubt that bicycles not only exist but can be shown to function within the constraints of our shared reality.

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    The Boris bike was invented by Swiss engineer Gustav Boris.

    TiRed
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    You need some Beryl facts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl_Burton#Record-breaker

    In 1967, she set a new 12-hour time trial record of 277.25 miles[5] – a mark that surpassed the men’s record of the time by 0.73 miles and was not superseded by a man until 1969.[6] While setting the record she caught and passed Mike McNamara who was on his way to setting the men’s record at 276.52 miles and winning that year’s men’s British Best All-Rounder. She is reputed to have given him a liquorice allsort as she passed him.[7] Apparently, McNamara ate the sweet.

    And beaten by a woman only in 2017.

    Swiss engineers named Gustav were invented in the 1800’s  by an Ayrshire blacksmith named Wullie Carmichael

    natrix
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    French bicycles are transexual: le velo (masculine) la bicyclette (feminine) 🙂

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    The furthest anyone has cycled in a 365 day period is 86,537 miles by Amanda Coker in 2017.

    And in 2019 has only done 190.2km so far.

    And she did the whole thing on a circuit at “Flatwoods Park” in Tampa, which appears to be a 7 mile loop. **** that.

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    The original plan for The Italian Job was to stage the chase scene on Moulton bikes, but Benny Hill vetoed it.

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    The bicycle is the only thing that makes you feel like this no matter what your age.

    joemmo
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    In 1995 Chris Boardman made a washing machine from bicycle parts as part of his attempt to regain the world laundry record from Graeme Obree. Although he failed in the final rinse, Boardman later went on to business success by changing his name to Chris Hoy, becoming scottish and launching a range of miniature tricycles in conjunction with shell suit retailer JD Sports.

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    An efficient bicycle and rider at 15mph runs at the equivalent of 912 miles per gallon.
    [source]

    Every year between 12,000 and 15,000 bikes are pulled out from the canals of Amsterdam
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    God prefers Sam Hill to Aaron Gwin
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    arrpee
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    Your mum’s a bicycle.

    Fact.

    arrpee
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    Sagan only groped that podium girl because he was overcompensating for accidentally calling Cancellara “dad”, backstage.

    tpbiker
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    One bhp is equivilent to 700 watts. That means that the entire tour de France peloton are putting out less power than a 50cc moped on an average tour stage..

    If my maths is correct and assuming 250 watts average for a stage.

    Edit..it’s not..50cc doesn’t put out 50 bhp! So the same as a fiat panda.

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    The human powered vehicle 200m record stands at 89.59mph.

    The vehicle doesn’t have any transparent section in its bodywork – the rider views the world through a camera mounted on top of the vehicle relayed to a monitor within.

    Bugger that.

    sarawak
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    You need some Beryl facts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl_Burton#Record-breaker

    In 1967, she set a new 12-hour time trial record of 277.25 miles[5] – a mark that surpassed the men’s record of the time by 0.73 miles and was not superseded by a man until 1969.[6] While setting the record she caught and passed Mike McNamara who was on his way to setting the men’s record at 276.52 miles and winning that year’s men’s British Best All-Rounder. She is reputed to have given him a liquorice allsort as she passed him.[7] Apparently, McNamara ate the sweet.

    And beaten by a woman only in 2017

    I knew her. She and my wife got on quite well together.

    The largest tension-spoked wheel in the world is the London Eye.

    APF

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