V brake Noodles

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fastpedaller
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V brake Noodles

Postby fastpedaller » 25 Sep 2014, 12:23pm

Does anyone know where I can source stainless steel noodles? My noodles go rusty, even ones that are claimed to be stainless weren't. I know it's only a little thing ..... but I don't like rust

Brian73
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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby Brian73 » 25 Sep 2014, 12:48pm

I generally put a smear of grease on things like noodles and hex bolt heads unless I know they're stainless or Ti, seems to work fine.

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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby PH » 25 Sep 2014, 9:50pm

I use Acor flexible SS noodles, been on the bike a couple of years with no sign of corrosion. About a fiver a pair on Ebay.

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CREPELLO
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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby CREPELLO » 25 Sep 2014, 9:54pm

Cover them in heat shrink wrap and apply heat - they'll look like they were made that way.
http://www.heatshrink-online.co.uk/

fastpedaller
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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby fastpedaller » 25 Sep 2014, 10:00pm

PH wrote:I use Acor flexible SS noodles, been on the bike a couple of years with no sign of corrosion. About a fiver a pair on Ebay.

Thanks I'd found those and they look a good idea (must take the line on least resistance?) and wondered if they were truly SS.
Crepello I like the shrink wrap idea - and I don't know why I didn't think of that because I had put that forward as an idea for finishing off bar tape!

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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby Brucey » 25 Sep 2014, 10:05pm

I've used heat shrink for some years too with good results.

It also has the not inconsiderable benefit that if fitted so that it overlaps the cable outer as well, it helps deter water from running down the cable and then entering the noodle. In the past I have had several noodles go a bit dry and bindy through being repeatedly doused, and once the heat shrink is fitted, they seem to do a bit better.

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Pandaz
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Re: V brake Noodles

Postby Pandaz » 25 Sep 2014, 10:23pm

There's a guy over on Retrobike making bespoke aluminum and even titanium versions.

I've lost the link though. :(