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    David Millar's Bike: What is up?

    What is up with David's Rear.D cable? That has to be the ugliest loop I have ever seen.

    Was the mechanic on crack when he made it or is there some mechanical advantage to having your nokon cables in a weird angle?

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    Perhaps he simply rose to the considerable challenge of making the bike uglier.
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    He doesn't have the legs that Boonen does so he needs to resort to things like this to get people to look at him.

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    The seams on his skinsuit look like panty lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    The seams on his skinsuit look like panty lines.

    What were you looking there for?

    Not that there's anything wrong with that....
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    Looks like Nokon cables to me.
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    Its shaped like the human genome after EPO use.

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    Doesn't seem to be slowing him down too much in the TTs so far this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    The seams on his skinsuit look like panty lines.
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    How long before you change yours to look like that?

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    Due to the SRAM rear derailleur...

    Transition is not quite as smooth as D/A...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    Doesn't seem to be slowing him down too much in the TTs so far this year
    ding, ding, ding. second in that TT and first already this year in another race. Nokons hold what shape you bend them to so maybe the mech pulled the cable up a little to change the wheel and didn't push it back down, or someone bumped into it, or who cares he is frickn fast.

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    Nokon cables, duhhhhhhhhhhh.
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    It's obviously the result of extensive wind tunnel testing! I've heard this scientific proven bend provides a more slippery aero profile for his RD that saves him 0.0213 watts/km.
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    Take note, poseur wannabes. This is the proper way to pose (ie: using your bike as a lawn chair). All others need not apply. Unless, of course, you're riding your keirin bike the wrong way on a sidewalk, talking on your cell phone.

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    The cable routing for the RD was probably verified as producing the least drag for that bike in the wind tunnel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Looks like Nokon cables to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by recneps
    Nokon cables, duhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Thanks for reiterating what I already mentioned in post #1



    Quote Originally Posted by Coppi51
    Due to the SRAM rear derailleur...

    Transition is not quite as smooth as D/A...

    Best suggestion so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    The seams on his skinsuit look like panty lines.

    "I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it"......a quote from my hero Steve Prefontaine

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    Maybe the mechanic added the extra half mile of Nokon to get the bike above the UCI weight limit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchiboy71
    Maybe the mechanic added the extra half mile of Nokon to get the bike above the UCI weight limit!

    lol

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