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Old 08-08-20, 07:15 PM
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Red Jockey Wheels

I was wondering, how much faster will red jockey wheels make me go? I bought red spark plug wires for my car, it got 50 more HP and is way faster. Also, is red faster than yellow? Asking for a friend.......
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One time I was at the local bike shop and a guy was picking up his Trek Madone. I remember because he really wanted people to know that was his bike... Anyway, he asked the mechanic if it was guaranteed to be 2 mph faster now. The mechanic replied, "Oh, definitely, maybe more, depends on how determined you are."
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Old 08-08-20, 08:31 PM
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AND if they are ceramic bearings your FTP will go up at least 10 watts
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Make sure you pay at least $500 for your Jockey Wheels. Don't go with cheap knockoffs.

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Red jockey wheels are so much faster that if you put them on a red bike with red ano rims, you will ride straight through into the day after tomorrow.

Be careful out there.
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Sorry, I couldn't hear you on account of how fast I was going on my red pulleyed touring bike.


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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Sorry, I couldn't hear you on account of how fast I was going on my red pulleyed touring bike.


1985 Trek 620 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
I love the look, but oh man the rest is so bad!
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Red jockey wheels are so much faster that if you put them on a red bike with red ano rims, you will ride straight though into the day after tomorrow.

Be careful out there.
I knew it! Thanks for the back up! hahahahahahahaha
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Sorry, I couldn't hear you on account of how fast I was going on my red pulleyed touring bike.
1985 Trek 620 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
Sorry, GB, but I ain't buying it. Any extra speed those red jockey wheels are buying you is being sucked up by the extra weight and wind resistance of all that twine. Not to mention the tweed jacket with leather elbow patches.
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I have some Bullseye red anodized aluminum pulleys. Not bad but noisy. I switched to inexpensive Tacx sealed bearing pulleys, plain ol' Delrin, quieter and really helped reduce some annoying drivetrain friction in my old Suntour RD with sintered bearings. Those things were terrible compared with Shimano Centeron.

I guarantee, after Ronan McLaughlin's recent Everesting record, more people are gonna take a serious look at those oversized pulleys. Although I suspect the real key, besides his engine, was the terrain and climate.
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A quandary - while noticably faster with red jockey wheels, my Raleigh Pro is, in practice, slower. The issue is being constantly stopped by fit and fine looking women who notice the red spinners and want more information (about the bike and the RD, not about me). Long conversations in the cool shade, lustful looks and moans of delight.

It gets old. I'm going back to basic black.
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Bullseye on Suntour XC

Initially that seemed to work, but the color must be fading; every year they seem to be a little slower!
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Sorry, GB, but I ain't buying it. Any extra speed those red jockey wheels are buying you is being sucked up by the extra weight and wind resistance of all that twine. Not to mention the tweed jacket with letter elbow patches.
This pulley is not for the older man who is trying to recreate something ORIGINAL that he always wanted and say "i finally got it after 4 decades!". this is for the person who is actually riding and getting a good deal on a very good pulley."DONT BE AFRAID TO STEP OUT OF THE BOX!" If you fall down and break your hip it just means your rode to the very end of your life! That is called passion!! and you have Obama care! THE WEIGHT IS VERY CLOSE TO SUPER RECORD 11. I KNOW MANY BABY BOOMERS MAY NOT HAVE NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUPER RECORD 11. BUT THE speed IS VERY CLOSE. AT ONLY 10% OF THE COST! THIS IS A DEAL! YOUR WHITE HAIRED WIFE WON'T GET ON YOU FOR SPENDING TOO MUCH! EVERYONE IS HAPPY! ask her for permission to bid. it's only starting at $49 and no reserve!
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And there's another "titanium" colored Bullseye as the upper jockey. That's 3. Three Bullseye Pulleys!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha

Think of how fast this bike is!!!

And energy saving.

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Fearful of warping the cosmos with awesomness, I've elected to leave mine in the original packaging and buried in the depths of the garage. Stumbled over them just the other day.
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Originally Posted by etherhuffer View Post
I was wondering, how much faster will red jockey wheels make me go? I bought red spark plug wires for my car, it got 50 more HP and is way faster. Also, is red faster than yellow? Asking for a friend.......
Yellow is only faster in France
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They look super cool attached to one of these:



The derailleur ended up on a red bike, too. Is it fast? Heck yes! However I am lacking in red-anodized rims; therefore I won't be time-traveling a couple days into the future any time soon.

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I think blue shifts faster and red shifts slower.

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You mean Nobody prefers those cracked grey Campa jockey wheels with 10 worn out teeth, or none at all?

Come on all you luddites.
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Actual Titanium pulleys (hard to hear you over my loud pulleys!)
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I think blue shifts faster and red shifts slower.

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Combine them and you get purples.

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Where's the projectile vomiting emoji?
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I can't believe it. I thought I was just out of shape, but my lack of speed is because I foolishly run my bike with blue anodized rims, instead of red. Can you de-anodize an alloy rim?
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You mean Nobody prefers those cracked grey Campa jockey wheels with 10 worn out teeth, or none at all?

Come on all you luddites.
I prefer to think of it as a toothless pulley wheel conversion, a la Huret mechs.
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Having started this thread, I will now admit that I have a set of red jockey wheels I found years ago. They are on Deore long cage rear for goofy bike fitted out with Rat Fink seat, Rat Fink decal for head badge, Iron Cross platform pedals and tall flag mast with a flaming eyeball on the end. I used to ride it to hot rod shows and it really cracked folks up. Great fun, really dumb, but great fun.
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