Stingray Acceleration Times

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Dbike

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 14, 2020
39
59
Northridge, CA
Some years ago (1977) I did some acceleration runs with my '69 Stingray dirt bike. It had a speedometer back then and one of my brothers would say "go" and I called out when I reached the desired speed.

Here are the results...
0-10 mph-------- 3.2 seconds
0-15 mph-------- 4.5
0-20 mph-------- 6.0

5-15 mph-------- 4.3
10-20 mph------ 5.2

I did not try a 1/4 mile run with that bike but I did with a 10-speed I also owned. With that bike, 1/4 mile was 33 seconds @ approximately 35 mph.
 

wheelbender6

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 23, 2018
261
Houston area
Cool.
I did a 3 mile fitness test a few years back on my Trek. It was part of the Carmichael Training Method.
I don't remember the time, but it rated me as an average, but fit rider.
I never tried a 1/4 mile test.
 
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creebobby

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2009
173
Austin, Texas
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Some years ago (1977) I did some acceleration runs with my '69 Stingray dirt bike. It had a speedometer back then and one of my brothers would say "go" and I called out when I reached the desired speed.

Here are the results...
0-10 mph-------- 3.2 seconds
0-15 mph-------- 4.5
0-20 mph-------- 6.0

5-15 mph-------- 4.3
10-20 mph------ 5.2

I did not try a 1/4 mile run with that bike but I did with a 10-speed I also owned. With that bike, 1/4 mile was 33 seconds @ approximately 35 mph.
Blistering speed!


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sworley

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 30, 2020
156
35
Ames, Iowa
Great time postings! The lower gearing of those later BMX oriented Stingrays helped, no doubt.
I have a 19t I swapped out on my '76 standard - that thing can really rip off the line and beyond if you spin it up with a high cadence.
 

Dbike

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 14, 2020
39
59
Northridge, CA
Great time postings! The lower gearing of those later BMX oriented Stingrays helped, no doubt.
I have a 19t I swapped out on my '76 standard - that thing can really rip off the line and beyond if you spin it up with a high cadence.
Thanks. This '69 does seem to move out fast. The fact that it is geared so that I am not pedaling furiously at 15-20 mph. Pedaling fast, yes, but not unreasonably fast.
 
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