Here's your freakin equation (Re: [CR]The canard of lightweight - Simplification)


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 17:34:41 -0800
Subject: Here's your freakin equation (Re: [CR]The canard of lightweight - Simplification)
To: wayofftheback <wayofftheback@yahoo.com>
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20030225235108.94672.qmail@web20101.mail.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 03:51 PM, wayofftheback wrote:
> Again, I defy anyone here to show empirical data that
> show that extreme weight savings materially affects
> performance. Really, show me the data.

Here's your really basic physics equation: F=M*A F= Force M= Mass (kg) A= Acceleration (m/s squared) Let's call A 5 and have it be static.

5*6.8(15 lb bike)= 34 5*9(20 lb bike)= 45

We all know mass isn't really the same as weight, but for the basic question of if a 15 or 20 pound bike performs better it'll work. The 15 pound bike takes less force to move down the road, thus performs better. Now does anyone have the formula that says more force required equals better performance. Scientists please nitpick with more accurate equations since I'm no scientist, I just pay them. Can we now leave this dead horse alone?
ciao,
Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
SB, CA