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Old 07-07-07, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question.

Someone explain what it means when they say a bike rides like a wet noodle. I've never ridden a wet noodle.
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Old 07-07-07, 11:50 PM   #2
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It means when the bike has to much flex in the frame, not stiff enough. Usually pertaining to the bottom bracket.
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Old 07-07-07, 11:54 PM   #3
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It means it gets soft when it's wet out and it should be served with a nice marinara sauce.
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yeah, but sling it against the wall to see if it sticks first.
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It means when the bike has to much flex in the frame, not stiff enough. Usually pertaining to the bottom bracket.
And also if the rider is heavy, right?

Oops. Bike related. Sorry. Mods please move this if you need to.
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I've never ridden a wet noodle.
You never took a guy to bed after he had too much to drink?
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Yes, heavier riders would notice this more.

From the great Sheldon Brown:

Torsional/lateral stiffness
This is mainly related to the stresses generated by the forces you create from pedaling. Any frame will flex around the bottom bracket a bit in response to pedaling loads. This flex can be felt, and many riders assume that it is consuming (wasting) pedaling effort. Actually, that's not the case, because the metals used in bicycle frames are very efficient springs, and the energy gets returned at the end of the power stroke, so little or nothing is actually lost.

While there is no actual loss of efficiency from a "flexy" frame, most cyclists find the sensation unpleasant, and prefer a frame that is fairly stiff in the drive-train area. This is more of a concern for larger, heavier riders, and for those who make a habit of standing up to pedal.
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh..Thank you so much for your answer. I understand now!
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You never took a guy to bed after he had too much to drink?
some peoples noodles are al dente
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some peoples noodles are al dente
a couple-few are fine to loosen up, but I've gone beyond that with disastrous results a few times in my life



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Is that the Dead Kennedys?

Freaking Awesome.
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I've never ridden a wet noodle.
Want to?
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Is that the Dead Kennedys?

Freaking Awesome.
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Old 07-09-07, 07:15 AM   #16
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Usually relates to huge-travel freeride bikes, where the rear suspension flexes and absorbs your pedaling momentum. Be cool and ride a hardtail and you'll never have this problem.
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Old 07-09-07, 05:20 PM   #17
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I have a hardtail. It's my favorite bike. And I have a couple of bikes with 5 inches front and rear. XC and AM
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I have a hardtail. It's my favorite bike. And I have a couple of bikes with 5 inches front and rear. XC and AM
That's good to hear. As long as you still like your mountain bikes more than that...roadUMB...bike.
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Me too. It's also my only bike, but I want an AM ride
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Well that roadie is kinda cool, too. I just have a certain favoritism for the Caldera.
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Well that roadie is kinda cool, too. I just have a certain favoritism for the Caldera.
I'm going to pretend you didn't just say that

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