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Old 09-08-10, 01:54 PM
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Quality Swiss bike pron - Nice bar tape ;)~ You lucky ba$terd

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just days after going '09 SLX I see this - A tapered head tube and fork U SUX 01 I keed

Seriously - did you even know about this? That bit of info is totally omitted from the BMC catalog and specs - Excuse me while I go

Can you put up a few pics of the front end for me to drool over? Thanks
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Originally Posted by NEO Dan
just days after going '09 SLX I see this - A tapered head tube and fork U SUX 01 I keed

Seriously - did you even know about this? That bit of info is totally omitted from the BMC catalog and specs - Excuse me while I go

Can you put up a few pics of the front end for me to drool over? Thanks
Is that actually tapered, or does the bottom just flare out a bit? I have a 2010 SLC01 and it's not tapered...
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See the first pic? You can read the fork= TP 048

Can someone ping BarracksSi to ask, as a newb here I can't PM yet

Thanks
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Nice build... Diggin' the white pedals...
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Originally Posted by entukay
Is that actually tapered, or does the bottom just flare out a bit? I have a 2010 SLC01 and it's not tapered...
It looks tapered to me. I didn't know about the "TP" designation, but the headset bearings were definitely different sizes, and the bottom part of the steerer tapered to a larger diameter.

I've been away from it for a week. Tomorrow looks like a good day to ride.

Oh, and let me be the first to say publicly that I think my second-ever bar wrapping job is truly ****ty.
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Old 09-12-10, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NEO Dan
Seriously - did you even know about this? That bit of info is totally omitted from the BMC catalog and specs - Excuse me while I go
I don't remember hearing about the change to a tapered head tube before I ordered mine.

I also don't remember hearing about the change to a carbon steerer tube. At least it allowed me to cut it with a Dremel rather than a hacksaw.
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BMC guys, any idea if the cateye v3 sensor will work with these chainstays?

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BMC guys, any idea if the cateye v3 sensor will work with these chainstays?

I would think so. I'm running the Garmin ANT+ Sensor on my stays and it installed just fine on my SLR01.
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I've also used the similar looking Garmin sensor on the SL01 and SLX01 without any problems.
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Originally Posted by NEO Dan
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I've also used the similar looking Garmin sensor on the SL01 and SLX01 without any problems.
Does your cadence work? Mine is too far from the crank to reach the magnet. I think I need a stronger magnet. I have an SLC01.
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Originally Posted by entukay
Does your cadence work? Mine is too far from the crank to reach the magnet. I think I need a stronger magnet. I have an SLC01.
yes, I just rotated the sensor towards the crank to get it within the 5mm distance, then used the positional "arm" to get within reach of the spoke mounted magnet for speed. Even at the angle, once zip-tied taught, the sensor is very solid and stable.
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Forza's got it right, I never had any problems getting it setup.
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Awesome, thanks.

Edit: Anybody out there with a Small 2009 SL01? How's the room for the water bottles? Are special cages needed for easy access or is there enough room for any type of cage?

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I went with 2 camelback podium chill bottles for long rides on my SL01, you will need to mount the seat tube cage in it's lowest position to make it easier to get tall bottles in and out. The elites shown above on my SLX01 are a good option.
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Originally Posted by entukay
Does your cadence work? Mine is too far from the crank to reach the magnet. I think I need a stronger magnet. I have an SLC01.
I have an SLT01 with Force. For the cadence, I put a small rubber spacer under the sensor on the crank arm to make up the space. It works great.
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Edit: Anybody out there with a Small 2009 SL01? How's the room for the water bottles? Are special cages needed for easy access or is there enough room for any type of cage?
My frame is 49cm, so I used an Elite side cage for the seat tube position.
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You'll run into space issues, especially on the seat tube. Side cage would work best. On my medium, I have a 24 oz. on the down tube, and for longer rides, have a 20 oz. on the seat tube. The seat tube bottle is still a tight fit. Using TACX cages...
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How many mm of spacers does the OEM steerer tube accept?
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Great built

Did u start with the creak noise already ?
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I got my BMC Road racer last week. I got a great deal on the 2010 model. Its my first road bike and so far I like it alot.

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I want this bike so badly you can't even imagine... to bad my parents don't agree
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Originally Posted by 1200cycles
How many mm of spacers does the OEM steerer tube accept?
Competitive Cyclist sent me 3 cm of spacers (three one-centimeter spacers) for my SLX01 and its carbon steerer tube. FWIW.
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