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Old 04-20-07, 10:49 AM
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My bike is done (pic)

Installed the powertap last night.

I understand I'll lose -1000 OCP points for the picture, but I don't care.



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Old 04-20-07, 10:49 AM
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http://bp2.blogger.com/_jTFAuIYe_q8/...600-h/orca.JPG

Where did my picture go?
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Old 04-20-07, 10:53 AM
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nice looking bike
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That's hot man, nice job
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I think it's been stated before, that OCP and PowerTap are mutually exclusive.
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Sharp bike Brian! Do you like that SLR? You racing at Ceasers this weekend?
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Old 04-20-07, 10:56 AM
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Sharp bike Brian! Do you like that SLR? You racing at Ceasers this weekend?



The SLR is fine for my butt. I'll be racing Vandervorts corner Sunday.
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Old 04-20-07, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cat4ever
I fix.....

Very nice bike!
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Old 04-20-07, 11:46 AM
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nice! wrap the cable around the rear brake cable bosses(or the cable itself) and lose the zip ties on the top tube.
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Old 04-20-07, 11:48 AM
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Is my PT SL the only one that came with the clear tape strips or something? They don't seem to be used very commonly...
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Is my PT SL the only one that came with the clear tape strips or something? They don't seem to be used very commonly...
I used them on my IF and on my Blue. I didn't feel like messing with them for the Fuji. I was much more worried about performance than looks on that bike.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Is my PT SL the only one that came with the clear tape strips or something? They don't seem to be used very commonly...
Mine came with the strips, and I used them. Fairly decent stuff, just have to be careful not to pull it too taut as it tears easily. It would be nice to find something a bit more sturdy, e.g. a kind of clear electrician's tape or something.
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Old 04-20-07, 12:14 PM
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Orbea's are hot bikes. Nitpicky, but, as big a fan as I normally am of the white handlebar tape, I dont like it with that frame ...
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Originally Posted by 'nother
I think it's been stated before, that OCP and PowerTap are mutually exclusive.
whys that, I thought anything expensive added to the OCP aura?
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Buying a Powertap shows that the rider is willing to spend a fairly large amount of money on something that's 1. not particularly stylish and 2. has no purpose other than to assist in upgrading the engine. Both are very anti-OCP.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Buying a Powertap shows that the rider is willing to spend a fairly large amount of money on something that's 1. not particularly stylish and 2. has no purpose other than to assist in upgrading the engine. Both are very anti-OCP.
But what if you get the 2.4, and never do threshold work? And it does have CF in the hub!
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
But what if you get the 2.4, and never do threshold work? And it does have CF in the hub!
Then you're just stupid; which is probably even worse than OCP.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Is my PT SL the only one that came with the clear tape strips or something? They don't seem to be used very commonly...

No, but I didn't notice it in the package until I already put zip ties on it. I'm going to lose the zip ties.
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Old 04-20-07, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
But what if you get the 2.4, and never do threshold work? And it does have CF in the hub!
(I feel safe saying this in the racing forum...)

Perhaps you could get a waiver IF 1. The head unit was painted to match the bike and 2. said bike had a name other than what it was given at the factory.
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Originally Posted by 'nother
I think it's been stated before, that OCP and PowerTap are mutually exclusive.
Oh hell no. Had you said Garmin 305 I would have agreed. But wearing a PT on your bike says "I race" even if you don't. Even more OCP is to have a PT computer but a rear racing wheel that doesn't have a PT hub.

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Originally Posted by DrPete
(I feel safe saying this in the racing forum...)

Perhaps you could get a waiver IF 1. The head unit was painted to match the bike and 2. said bike had a name other than what it was given at the factory.
no way man you have to get a bike with the matching color of the power tap computer or at least get one with some matching yellow highlights.
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Very nice bike. I like those Orbeas with the black and orange.
Project Velo gets a nice hook up!
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Powertap- OK
Non-matching wheels- Not O.K
Flame Away
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Old 04-21-07, 12:23 AM
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Ohhhh... nice, very, very nice.
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Originally Posted by CCFISH81
Powertap- OK
Non-matching wheels- Not O.K
Flame Away

No flame. It's your opinion. But I'm not going to sacrifice my Alps front to buy an AC350 nor is there an option for an Alps PT rear (that I know of).
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