2008 Pro team stuff

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chase196126
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by chase196126

I also noticed several of the Garmin riders were not using powertap hubs. Euser and Dave Z. were not at all (though Dave couldnt have due to using the 1080's, the rims are too deep to use with a PT hub)

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Why are 1080's too deep for a PT? Is is the spoke angle coming out of the hub?
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Adam Hansen wrote:Sponsors should not have to go, its the doped riders that should be shot instead, in the knee caps would be nice.

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dano wrote:Yes, Euser was using a Powertap:

http://www.grahamwatson.com/gw/imagedoc ... 08partours


My bad, it was Farrar I was thinking of :oops:. http://www.velonews.com/photo/84221

As for the 1080's: http://www.zipp.com/wheels/detail.php?ID=31


"The Zipp 1080 rim is not compatible with the PowerTap hub. This is due to the severe spoke angle caused by the very large Flange of the PT hub combined with the very small ERD of the 1080 rim. This combination results in an overly severe spoke angle at the rim/spoke interface in a built wheel. This is not the bracing angle of the spoke, but the angle relative to tangency of the hub resulting in a very high off-radial angle at the rim. This leads to premature nipple and spoke thread failures at cycle counts far below the Zipp minimum requirement for fatigue durability."

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Figured so. Thanks.
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Adam Hansen wrote:Sponsors should not have to go, its the doped riders that should be shot instead, in the knee caps would be nice.

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back to ballans kit if i may......

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/ ... 210_1_full

i ve decided he needs some lampre pink on there !!! anyone? pink around the crotch, chamois area !!!!

all white has been done the last few years, we need change with added style.... :lol:

that is all. :wink:

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irishdave wrote:back to ballans kit if i may......

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/ ... 210_1_full

i ve decided he needs some lampre pink on there !!! anyone? pink around the crotch, chamois area !!!!

all white has been done the last few years, we need change with added style.... :lol:

that is all. :wink:


defintly, the whole stark white kit is getting kida old...
pink and blue somewhere on that kit (maybe the bike as well instead of the gold which he has yet to earn)

skeaking of which, sammy sanchez's bike looks even better than ballan's (its just too bad he still has to wear his standard team jersey)
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Scottybee wrote: sammy sanchez's bike looks even better than ballan's


Haven't seen samuels bike yet. Anyone has a picture of it?

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Steven wrote:
Haven't seen samuels bike yet. Anyone has a picture of it?



Image


http://www.tdwsport.com/imagedesk/pic.p ... pg&thumb=0
http://www.tdwsport.com/imagedesk/pic.p ... pg&thumb=0

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White tape and standard Euskatel-kit would look better.
Hell yeah!

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i like this bike, gold nokon, tune qr, it's just that the orange bites the gold...and the "arm warmers" suck big time, they look like grandmother's compression socks! :doh:

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by philischen

Well was also thinking they were Tune QRs... But if you look at the rear, the original rear Tune QR closes the other way round than the front. The rear QR on Sanchez bike closes the same as the front. So what could it be???

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How tall is Sammy, and what size bike does he ride? Looks like a looong stem.

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im not sure i like that at all.... the bar tape is awful looking !!

the gold bands on his kit look like his mum stuck them on a la your swimming badges onto your trunks :lol: :lol:

good skid lid, catlike whispers are money. and sidis just rule

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by irwan

Phuah! His gold radar is sooOOoOOOooo cool!!!

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