Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-08, 07:17 PM   #1
pjcampbell
fair weather cyclist
Thread Starter
 
pjcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Green Mountains
Bikes: Colnago c50
Posts: 1,337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Think I got an "SL" instead of a wireless PT

I bought what was supposed to be a wireless PT on eBay. The Hub says "SL" and in the computer, there is no HubID option...

My wireless hubs, also say SL on the hub, but on the plastic shell they say 2.4, not SL.

The auction clearly said it was a 2.4 wireless hub with wireless transmission and said it "does not come with handlebar mount" didn't say anything about Shark fin, wires, etc.

All of my wireless PT's say "2.4" on the hub shell, however they are older. Please set me straight here... is it possible this is truly "wireless" IE wireless from hub to handlebar, or did I get fooled?

P.S. why do i feel like this happened to someone else on BF.

edit

nevermind, there is no freakin transmitter inside of the hub shell. great.........

Last edited by pjcampbell; 12-14-08 at 07:28 PM.
pjcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 07:50 PM   #2
waterrockets 
Making a kilometer blurry
 
waterrockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin (near TX)
Bikes: rkwaki's porn collection
Posts: 26,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
That stinks. Hope you get it straightened out.

I seem to remember another bf-er having a wheel built that turned out to be an SL. He ordered the parts, and sent them straight to the builder without checking them.
waterrockets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 08:38 PM   #3
pjcampbell
fair weather cyclist
Thread Starter
 
pjcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Green Mountains
Bikes: Colnago c50
Posts: 1,337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yup that is what I remember. What a PITA. It is a bit confusing since I guess the SL is "2.4 wireless" in its transmission from the hub to the shark. The problem was this auction said it was for a WIRELESS POWERTAP we all know wireless means from the hub to the handlebar. And it said no mention of the missing shark/wiring harness. Oh well.

No chance they built the TX'er into the hub casing for 2008 ??? All of my wireless hubs are older... there is a small black transmitter inside with an FCC ID when I take off the cap to change batteries. wishful thinking probably.

Wonder if I couldn't swap the transmitter from my other PT's into this one. It looks like it screws right in...
pjcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 08:58 PM   #4
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,703
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have seen a few auctions on ebay that messed that up. You have to be careful and know what you're talking about....and realize that a lot of the people selling powertaps are people that really knew nothing about it to begin with.
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 09:15 PM   #5
jmechy
Senior Member
 
jmechy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UCSB
Bikes: 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
I have seen a few auctions on ebay that messed that up. You have to be careful and know what you're talking about....and realize that a lot of the people selling powertaps are people that really knew nothing about it to begin with.
I'm sure that many of them know damn well that they are misleading people, and are trying to make more money off their PT SLs. When I was looking on ebay for a powertap I almost fell for that trap quite a few times.
jmechy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 10:22 PM   #6
sgrundy
I am the cheese
 
sgrundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cycling Purgatory (Brooklyn, NY)
Bikes:
Posts: 236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
Yup that is what I remember. What a PITA. It is a bit confusing since I guess the SL is "2.4 wireless" in its transmission from the hub to the shark. The problem was this auction said it was for a WIRELESS POWERTAP we all know wireless means from the hub to the handlebar. And it said no mention of the missing shark/wiring harness. Oh well.

No chance they built the TX'er into the hub casing for 2008 ??? All of my wireless hubs are older... there is a small black transmitter inside with an FCC ID when I take off the cap to change batteries. wishful thinking probably.

Wonder if I couldn't swap the transmitter from my other PT's into this one. It looks like it screws right in...
That sucks, man. You should definitely pursue a refund. Doesn't paypal have a buyer protection guarantee?

Was it new in the box? Could be an honest mistake. When I ordered mine from Saris they actually shipped an SL in a 2.4 box.
sgrundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 10:31 PM   #7
Flatballer
No matches
 
Flatballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eastern PA
Bikes: two wheeled ones
Posts: 10,649
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
I can understand the confusion. I'm still not entirely sure what all the different PT things mean.

I've looked at them on eBay, but all the different names are confusing as crap.
Flatballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 10:35 PM   #8
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 14,576
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I would guess it's going to be a mess as the old stuff gets sold off. Sucks they just left the wires out and called it wireless.
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-08, 11:13 PM   #9
ridethecliche
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bahstaaaaan
Bikes:
Posts: 20,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I would guess it's going to be a mess as the old stuff gets sold off. Sucks they just left the wires out and called it wireless.
You have to admit that it's a little funny though don't you?

It doesn't come with wires, therefore it's wireless.

Heh.
ridethecliche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-08, 12:53 AM   #10
ElJamoquio
Burning Matches.
 
ElJamoquio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
Posts: 9,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
One thing - that logo on the plastic cover doesn't mean a thing; they're interchangeable. I'd at least spin it up and see if it registers.
__________________
Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
-Steve Prefontaine
ElJamoquio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-08, 06:55 AM   #11
pjcampbell
fair weather cyclist
Thread Starter
 
pjcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Green Mountains
Bikes: Colnago c50
Posts: 1,337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ELJamaquoi exactly. a few things come into play - they change the letters on the cap throughout the year. if you check out the 2009 models, they all say cool things like... "PRO".... "SL+" (SL+ was in one of the pictures of the auction) and "SLC+" etc. For me, having older wireless models, I had no clue what the latest wireless "says" on the plastic cover. Anyway, yes I will pursue the PayPal buyer protection, but I am waiting to hear from the original seller first.

unfortunately I got a "great deal" and i was also watching another "great deal" that I think was ACTUALLY wireless, and sold for the same exact price....and I can't really afford the new 09 stuff with ANT+ that I don't need. Oh well...anyway thanks for the clarifications and pity haha
pjcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-08, 07:03 AM   #12
nitropowered
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Athens, Ohio
Bikes: Custom Custom Custom
Posts: 5,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try to resolve this with the buyer directly. If he does not want to do anything about it, eBay has a conflict resolution system you have to go through. Its a bit of a pain and takes some time but in the end, it helps you out. eBay's conflict resolution is more biased toward the buyer (which hurts honest sellers) so more often than not, you'll get your way. Since eBay owns paypal, it'll be pretty seemless getting your money.
nitropowered is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 AM.