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Old 07-14-06, 10:04 AM   #1
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What is on Hincapie's neck???

everytime you see him on tv, he has some grey thing around the back of his neck -- anyone know what it is? something related to the radios?

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Old 07-14-06, 10:05 AM   #2
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The other Disco guys have them too. They look like some kind of radio device, but I'm not sure.
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Old 07-14-06, 10:08 AM   #3
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Radio earpiece would be guess one.

I-pod guess two.

Or in his case, anti-climbing buzzer to make him slower and throw away Le Tour in the mountains device?
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Old 07-14-06, 10:45 AM   #4
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The part on his throat is a 'throat mic', activated by speaking or by pressing a button first.
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He's part Borg.
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Old 07-14-06, 05:31 PM   #6
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Governor device to restrict speed.
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Old 07-14-06, 05:40 PM   #7
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Wife's remote control shock device to keep him away from podium girls. Working well at this point.
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Old 07-14-06, 05:42 PM   #8
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It's called a Throat Microphone, or a Transdermal Neck Microphone, although calling it the latter is usually for speech loss applications. It picks up vibrations of the vocal-cords through the neck muscle and skin. It cuts out backgound noise that a regular mic would pick up.

Soldiers and motorcycle riders use them.
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Old 07-14-06, 05:46 PM   #9
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His tongue.
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Old 07-14-06, 09:37 PM   #10
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Or in his case, anti-climbing buzzer to make him slower and throw away Le Tour in the mountains device?
I bet you that's what it is. I hear Levi got the time trial version...and Mayo got the all inclusive deluxe version.
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Old 07-14-06, 09:54 PM   #11
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Every five minutes it plays a recording of Lance saying "you're nothing without me. you're nothing without me. you're nothing without me"
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Every five minutes it plays a recording of Lance saying "you're nothing without me. you're nothing without me. you're nothing without me"
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Old 07-15-06, 04:05 AM   #13
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He's part Borg.
It's not working. You'd figure a Borg could wax people....I mean, look how Bjorn Borg used to wipe up the tennis courts with competitors...

Being a Borg ain't what is used to be....we humans are catching up!


And about the Borg R&D...that steering tube deal at Paris/Roubaix...
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