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I think I am catching the "OCP"

Old 10-04-06, 11:35 AM
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I think I am catching the "OCP"

That is if OCP is actually categorized as a disease.

So I bought a topeak Micro Rocket mini pump today. I also have a Road morph, but the morph is too big to easily fit anywhere on my Giant OCR C3. I also have a CO2 inflator in my saddle bag, but I have been wanting a pump just in case.

It is a cool pump that actually does seem to work pretty well.

The problem is the store only had the aluminum model, and now I am thinking for the extra $10 I should get the carbon model so that it matches up with my carbon bike when attached to the bottle cage mount.

So how many points would that be worth? Or is having the pump mounted to the frame worth negative OCP points to begin with so the carbon would just cancel it out?

While I am at it, is there a negative for mounting my CO2 inflator to the bottle cage as well? It would allow me to use a smaller saddle bag.

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Old 10-04-06, 11:50 AM
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It doesn't really matter where you mount it, to be truly OCP you will never actually need to use it. (Ever get a flat just standing in front of starbuck's in your full team kit?) I didn't think so!

P.S. definitely get the matching carbon model!
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Old 10-04-06, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
P.S. definitely get the matching carbon model!
Yea, I just noticed it is 10g lighter as well.

Oh no, I think I may be catching the Weight Weenie too!

-D
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Old 10-04-06, 12:06 PM
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I think I am too, because I kinda want Campy on my next bike.
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Originally Posted by derath
Oh no, I think I may be catching the Weight Weenie too!
This is the Weight Weenie pump:



Weighs in at a glorious 59 grams. That's FIFTY-NINE. No typo.
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Old 10-04-06, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Drag
This is the Weight Weenie pump:



Weighs in at a glorious 59 grams. That's FIFTY-NINE. No typo.

Umm, hate to break it to ya

http://www.topeak.com/2006/products/...rorocketcb.php

That is the pump "I" am talking about. 55g, and that isn't a typo either.
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I saw the headline, looked behind me and started typing faster. I won't be caught today.
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On my normal excersise route, I just carry a cell phone.
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Pumps are the antithesis of OCP to begin with. A true OCPer should never need one, because they never ride!

I have the Aluminum Micro Rocket as well. Man, it is a pain to pump tires up with that thing. it looks more like a tube of lipstick than a bike pump. Fits nicely in my seatpack, though.
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ocp carry it in a jersey pocket. also gotta ditch the saddlebag.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
ocp carry it in a jersey pocket. also gotta ditch the saddlebag.
Can't argue with that.
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Yeah, but the Topeak Micro Rocket is a mere 55 grams in carbon.
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Why not carry your CO2 inflator with an extra cartridge/tank instead of lugging around a pump? It's lighter, fits in the saddle bag... no worries, no?
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I've been wanting a carbon cell phone so that I can shave a few grams. I KNOW someone is making one as we speak.
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ok whats OCP?
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Originally Posted by fix
I've been wanting a carbon cell phone so that I can shave a few grams. I KNOW someone is making one as we speak.
Guys, just taking a dump before your ride will save more weight than throwing a couple thousand at your bike! You'll feel better, too!
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Originally Posted by tubescreamerx
Why not carry your CO2 inflator with an extra cartridge/tank instead of lugging around a pump? It's lighter, fits in the saddle bag... no worries, no?
Well I have that too. But a small pump is also handy

1. In case the CO2 fails in some way
2. Prefilling the tube
3. Have a real unlucky flat day.

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Originally Posted by BikeWise1
Guys, just taking a dump before your ride will save more weight than throwing a couple thousand at your bike! You'll feel better, too!
Why do they call it "taking a XXXX" - I mean, aren't we really giving one?
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Originally Posted by fix
I've been wanting a carbon cell phone so that I can shave a few grams. I KNOW someone is making one as we speak.
You can find plenty of CF faceplates for a veriety of cellphones out there. But CF can be used for more than just aesthetic applications. There's some research into using CF for video displays. But if you insist on superfluous expenditure for your mobile gadgetry then I believe the folks over at Vertu can help you out. They have one model with CF inlays and I believe they also sell another version of their phones for $90,000.
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Originally Posted by tubescreamerx
Why not carry your CO2 inflator with an extra cartridge/tank instead of lugging around a pump? It's lighter, fits in the saddle bag... no worries, no?
in case you have the day I had yesterday: three flats, not enough co2. I'm going back to a pump. And to keep it on topic, yeah, go carbon. But it doesn't go on the bike.
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I think I am catching the "OCP"
call your Doctor and get some antibiotics.
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Funny how on the State side I hear Starbucks mentioned more than a few times as the cafe to hang out... When out-side the US we would not be caught dead at Starbucks...

Or do you use the term Starbucks in general for cafe's?

Back to the topic, I did purchase the Carb ONE pump before tosing it to a mate when I saw the Topeak version (not only sleaker in profile, but LIGHTER & it matches the weave on my bike!)... & as a new roadie with a slight OCP affliction I too carry in the back pocket (no saddle bags for me)...
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker
ok whats OCP?
gear junkie disease
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Now hang on just a darned OCP minute....

As a top officer in this long-standing BF club, I can tell you that I have a mini pump on my frame and a saddle bag as well.

Once again....common misconception here is that OCP=Don't really ride.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, and did I mention wrong?

You go OCP boy....carbon pump and all.
And the fact that you are even thinking about this means you ARE OCP my friend. You don't catch it, it just eventually will come out in all of us.
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I have developed some OCP trends as well. I bought some color coordinated socks the other day. I bought some new tires, with color matching sidewall, then spent about 30 minutes mounting them. Had to make sure the lettering was on the same side and lined up just so with the valve stem. Then I caught myself thinking that my helmet color doesn't really match and I should get a new one. The only antidote I have for this situation is shallow pockets. I also have not made a Routeslip map to the nearest Starbucks either.
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