Lightweight Bigwheel

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BZZZT!!! Let me take that back! I made a mistake in that last article.

To the extent that the pedals are stuck onto a rider’s shoes, the cranks provide the force to accelerate his feet around and around. So some of the energy I thought was needed is in reality cancelled out.

Still, my point holds. To pedal fast and smoothly, you have to actively move your feet in circles, and that takes more energy on the smaller combo. Also, the crank doesn’t much help moving the legs. Most of the work comes from the rider.

Ken

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Sweet.