What's that funny thingy on the TDF bikes?

zimzum42

Legendary Member
On the left hand side chainstay, most riders seem to have a little yellow thingy hanging off the tubing......

What is it?
 

Tetedelacourse

New Member
Location
Rosyth
zimzum42 said:
On the left hand side chainstay, most riders seem to have a little yellow thingy hanging off the tubing......

What is it?
No idea but I want your avatar :eek:
 

monnet

Über Member
GPS transmitter for timing and so Eurosport can those little GPS map things showing where the riders are on the road.
 

Keith Oates

Janner
Location
Penarth, Wales
A couple of year ago one came loose on Vino's bike (I thnk) and the mechanic leaned out of the support car and cut it off with the bike going at a rate of knots. Brave if slightly foolish but it worked!!!!!!!!!!
 

pat1

New Member
Location
Aberdeen
Keith Oates said:
A couple of year ago one came loose on Vino's bike (I thnk) and the mechanic leaned out of the support car and cut it off with the bike going at a rate of knots. Brave if slightly foolish but it worked!!!!!!!!!!
T'was the same stage as yesterday Keith, 2 years ago. Vino was with Botero going into Briancon doing about 50 kph and the mechanic just cut the transponder off with a pair of wire snips leaning out of the car window.

Vino went on to win the stage so he probably bought him a pint that night.
 
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