Maximum force applied on pedel

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  1. noopur

    noopur New Member

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    hello,
    I am doing my project on bicycle. I want to know the the exact value of maximum force a human being can apply on pedel for starting the bicycle.

    thank you.:)
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Well, you can't.
    Pretty much all riders can apply their whole weight to a pedal.
    And not all people weigh the same.
    So that's one difference.
    Then riders can also add force to the pedals by pulling themselves down by the bars while pushing down on the pedals.
    And not all people are equally strong.
    And not all bicycles are equally easy to use the handlebar to brace against.
    Some riders use pedals with foot retention systems.
    That means a rider can pull up with one leg while pushing down with the other. And pull against the pedals.
     
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  3. YaBuoy

    YaBuoy New Member

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    Nailed it. Speaking of pedals, I always found it interesting that pedal bolts seem to be the only bolt on a bike which is greased..
     
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