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    should I get the sapim cx-spokes

    this link from zipp is pushing me to get them. They're expensive but I dont care.











    http://www.zipp.com/tech/documents/Anoteonspokeshape_000.pdf#search='most%20aerodynam ic%20spokes'

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    Yes. You should. They are good spokes, now get some nice hubs and aerorims to go with them.
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    I can only speak for my self, but if Fergie wanted to rub her lovely lady lumps on me, I could play the role of "human stripper pole."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael
    this link from zipp is pushing me to get them. They're expensive but I dont care.











    http://www.zipp.com/tech/documents/Anoteonspokeshape_000.pdf#search='most%20aerodynam ic%20spokes'

    What are you going to do with these spokes?

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    I'd save your money

    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael
    this link from zipp is pushing me to get them. They're expensive but I dont care. http://www.zipp.com/tech/documents/Anoteonspokeshape_000.pdf#search='most%20aerodynam ic%20spokes'
    With a little practice and some elbow grease, you can hammer down the 1.8 central butted section of DT Competitions to a pretty consistent .09 mm section. While you don't necessarily get the weight savings, you do get a distinct aero advantage. My own experience is that about 12% of these "modified" spokes tend to break while building up the wheel due to excessive wind-up but if they survive the build, you are good to go!

    Always one to look to re-use materials, I have found that, once heat sterilised, the broken spoke ends are quite effective in for lancing boils.

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippec
    With a little practice and some elbow grease, you can hammer down the 1.8 central butted section of DT Competitions to a pretty consistent .09 mm section. While you don't necessarily get the weight savings, you do get a distinct aero advantage. My own experience is that about 12% of these "modified" spokes tend to break while building up the wheel due to excessive wind-up but if they survive the build, you are good to go!

    Always one to look to re-use materials, I have found that, once heat sterilised, the broken spoke ends are quite effective in for lancing boils.

    Hope that helps!

    ;-)

    Philippe
    What a smashing idea!!! These spokes should actually be stronger, due to cold working the steel.

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    Definitely...

    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael
    this link from zipp is pushing me to get them. They're expensive but I dont care.











    http://www.zipp.com/tech/documents/Anoteonspokeshape_000.pdf#search='most%20aerodynam ic%20spokes'
    Dang man, you'd have the hottest bike out there in the cat. 5 races, and sporting your aero helmet, you'd be sure to take the win every weekend.

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    you are righ

    this is true. I will look like a million bucks, I will feel like a million, I will have spent close to a million, and I'll have the propensity to win the 100 dollar prize money. the logic is sound it's all worth it.
    I've decided against the helmet though. Not cool enough looking. if the other cool looking time trial helmest were legal I'd be in one though. I go faster when I feel slick.
    I just found myself looking at one-piece aero suits, but I cant find one that is cool enough looking to put my cool self in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippec
    With a little practice and some elbow grease, you can hammer down the 1.8 central butted section of DT Competitions to a pretty consistent .09 mm section. While you don't necessarily get the weight savings, you do get a distinct aero advantage. My own experience is that about 12% of these "modified" spokes tend to break while building up the wheel due to excessive wind-up but if they survive the build, you are good to go!

    Always one to look to re-use materials, I have found that, once heat sterilised, the broken spoke ends are quite effective in for lancing boils.

    Hope that helps!

    ;-)

    Philippe
    Thanks phillippe that's an interesting idea, but i need to save all my elbow grease for use in the bedoir (bedroom).

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    I would stay away from the Sapim spokes. According to several websites, large numbers of Eritreans have been gravely injured tossing Sapim Spoke Molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienator
    I would stay away from the Sapim spokes. According to several websites, large numbers of Eritreans have been gravely injured tossing Sapim Spoke Molds.
    Yeah, and breaking their toes from flattening the spokes with 40lb sledgehammers.

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    ooo that brings to mind thoughts of broken spokes going through my oo-so-soft flesh in a crash. those things would get you an extra couple of years if you had one in prison. Not allowed on airplanes probably. very dangerous, and to think they're wizzing around just 3 feet below my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael
    Thanks phillippe that's an interesting idea, but i need to save all my elbow grease for use in the bedoir (bedroom).
    forget the elbow grease,

    water based lubes are the best option

    for your chain, not your bike's

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    what I'm going to do

    2x and 3x in the rear with 24 and 28 respectively on my custom made Mack large rim track hubs and those new fancy Monubium or whatever aluminum rims that weigh almost nothing and are 30mm deep. what do you think and do you have any advice on building them up?

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