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Do your wheels make a jet engine noise?

Old 09-01-10, 11:06 PM
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Do your wheels make a jet engine noise?

Just picked up a new (well, new to me) bike with Ksyrium SL's - the matte silver wheelset - and I've noticed when I hit around 20mph, I start to hear a faint jet engine sound from the front wheel that start going higher in pitch as a speed up faster. Not noticeable at slower speeds. Pretty sure it's the bladed spokes, but just wanted to confirm that this isn't an isolated phenomenon...
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Old 09-01-10, 11:08 PM
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No, but my f@rts sounds like a jet time to time!!!!
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Old 09-01-10, 11:12 PM
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No.
But it would be cool if they did.
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Old 09-01-10, 11:17 PM
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Perhaps, it's all that air resistance?
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Old 09-01-10, 11:20 PM
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Old 09-01-10, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
Perhaps, it's all that air resistance?
Correct. Noise = Drag. But I did notice the other day that my jet engine sounds like a wheel.
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Old 09-02-10, 12:17 AM
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I also have Ksyrium SL's that make that sounds sometimes when whirling up to high speed but I never associated it with a jet sound. I also had my friend hear it when I jetted right by him. I think this only happens when you have a headwind.
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Old 09-02-10, 08:04 AM
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Sometimes new tires sound sort of engine like to me when I first ride them.
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Old 09-02-10, 02:25 PM
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Mine sound like a vuvuzela when I coast.
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Old 09-02-10, 02:50 PM
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Mine sounds like a motorcycle!
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Old 09-02-10, 04:11 PM
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only when i take them as carry-on luggage
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Old 09-02-10, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
Mine sound like a vuvuzela when I coast.
Mine too, or maybe a jack hammer. So the only time I coast is when I'm coming up to a red light or railroad tracks in the street. Otherwise the bike yells at me, and I give in.
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Old 09-02-10, 04:55 PM
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Yea there's wind noise, but are you sure it's the wheels?
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Old 09-02-10, 08:05 PM
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Sounds like your ipod is not turned up enough.
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Originally Posted by king-tony View Post
Sounds like your ipod is not turned up enough.
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Old 09-02-10, 10:58 PM
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My wheels are silent, in fact my entire bike is silent and I seem to startle other riders and pedestrians when I pass them. So now I just make the jet engine noise when I pass other cyclists and pedestrians for effect
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Old 09-03-10, 06:26 AM
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I usually hit the sound barrier pretty soon after I start riding so I hear very little.
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Old 09-03-10, 08:34 AM
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I want deep carbon rims just for the sweet wooshing sound they make when you are going fast. Is that so bad?
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Originally Posted by StephenT View Post
My wheels are silent, in fact my entire bike is silent and I seem to startle other riders and pedestrians when I pass them. So now I just make the jet engine noise when I pass other cyclists and pedestrians for effect
Ask your inner child to put some playing cards in your spokes.
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Old 09-03-10, 11:37 AM
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Yes but only when I am going 673mph.
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No but I do seem to notice that time seems to slow down and my bike gets heavier when i try to accelerate when going 180000 mi/s. Relativity no fun.
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Well that explains it, my speedo must be miscalibrated by a few hundred mph.
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