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02-01-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,163
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's more accurate to say sizing is...

I think it's more accurate to say sizing is roughly based on the effective seat tube length, which is measured to where a hypothetical horizontal top tube would intersect the seat tube.
02-01-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 545
Posted By tomato coupe

Unfortunately, that puts a lot of points in the...

Unfortunately, that puts a lot of points in the "inconvenient" column:

1. Remove valve.
2. Install tube.
3. Inflate and seat tire.
4. Deflate tire, unseat one side, remove tube.
5. Re-install...
02-01-23, 01:40 PM
02-01-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 545
Posted By tomato coupe

I can get some tubeless tires seated with a hand...

I can get some tubeless tires seated with a hand pump, but others are difficult with my full-size 220V compressor. I think the tires and rims make the rules in this game.
01-31-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By tomato coupe

Not relevant to my comment.

Not relevant to my comment.
01-30-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By tomato coupe

Everyone in prison claims they're innocent.

Everyone in prison claims they're innocent.
01-27-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By tomato coupe

(Proper) punctuation is your friend.

(Proper) punctuation is your friend.
01-26-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By tomato coupe

Ledge or no ledge, the amount that a front...

Ledge or no ledge, the amount that a front derailleur moves vertically is tiny, so it could never raise the chain a significant distance. Your statement in bold pretty well summarizes how front...
01-26-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By tomato coupe

The front derailleur can only push the chain...

The front derailleur can only push the chain sideways. The up and down motion of the chain comes from its interaction with the chain rings.
01-25-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,416
Posted By tomato coupe

Actually, I think he proved that the number of...

Actually, I think he proved that the number of teeth on a chain ring is proportional to its diameter. Shocking discovery.
01-25-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By tomato coupe

Yawn. You need a new act.

Yawn. You need a new act.
01-25-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By tomato coupe

fng? Fog? Ds?

fng?
Fog?
Ds?
01-24-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By tomato coupe

Got it.

Got it.
01-23-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By tomato coupe

A lot of people are afraid of math. You should...

A lot of people are afraid of math. You should have shown him some graphs and told him you were going to unleash some “force times cadence” on him. That’s always worked for me.:-)
01-23-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, no. Sticks reached their apex in the late...

Sorry, no. Sticks reached their apex in the late 70s and early 80s, both functionally and aesthetically.
01-23-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By tomato coupe

The real issue is the sticks, and how their...

The real issue is the sticks, and how their quality is not what it used to be.
01-23-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By tomato coupe

wut ?

wut ?
01-23-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By tomato coupe

Has your dog been near your bike?

Has your dog been near your bike?
01-23-23, 02:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By tomato coupe

The OP’s question is functionally equivalent to...

The OP’s question is functionally equivalent to “Why are water bottles never under (or equal to) $10?”, which is almost identical to the above question.


This is clearly a different question, as...
01-22-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,111
Posted By tomato coupe

Wow, that’s quite the attitude, considering the...

Wow, that’s quite the attitude, considering the other poster just asked what information you were looking for.
01-22-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By tomato coupe

^^^^ Should have been closed on day one ...

^^^^ Should have been closed on day one ...
01-22-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By tomato coupe

Whoa there. Your “most common form of physics” is...

Whoa there. Your “most common form of physics” is incorrect. Your equation represents the kinetic energy of an object.
01-22-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By tomato coupe

Your logic is bad — you’re trying to set up a...

Your logic is bad — you’re trying to set up a false equivalency.

The statement 'A does not imply B' is not the same as 'A implies NOT B'.
01-22-23, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By tomato coupe

With the wrong freehub, those wheels may not be...

With the wrong freehub, those wheels may not be the bargain you think they are.
01-20-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By tomato coupe

Whoosh

Whoosh
01-20-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By tomato coupe

What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?

What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?
01-19-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,299
Posted By tomato coupe

No it won't. It will be about how anyone that...

No it won't. It will be about how anyone that spends more that you do is a fool.
01-19-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

I think everything is coming out of his tailpipe.

I think everything is coming out of his tailpipe.
01-19-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

You just validated my point.

You just validated my point.
01-19-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

Yet, you're the only one that insists that anyone...

Yet, you're the only one that insists that anyone that doesn't agree with your preferences is a fool.
01-19-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

All irrelevant. You are not the arbiter of...

All irrelevant. You are not the arbiter of whether or not someone gets their money's worth out of a bicycle. I would not get my money's worth out of a Rivendell, even if it only cost $100, because I...
01-19-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

The obvious question is, of course, why do you...

The obvious question is, of course, why do you keep comparing them to collectible cars, real estate, watch collecting, etc.?
01-19-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,299
Posted By tomato coupe

Once again, bicycles are not investments. The...

Once again, bicycles are not investments. The only people investing in eBikes are people on the manufacturing side.
01-19-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By tomato coupe

The most important question raised by this thread...

The most important question raised by this thread is still "What common physics word was censored?" I vow to bump this thread every day until we have an answer to that question.
01-19-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

What is the relevance of any of this? No one...

What is the relevance of any of this? No one cares what cars your friends buy or how much they spend. (P.S. That's how it should be.)
01-19-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

That eliminates virtually 100% of new bike...

That eliminates virtually 100% of new bike purchases. BIKES ARE NOT AN INVESTMENT!
01-19-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

All irrelevant. Very few people buy new bikes as...

All irrelevant. Very few people buy new bikes as an investment.
01-19-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

It’s very clear from your posts that you think...

It’s very clear from your posts that you think it’s not possible for someone else to spend “wisely” if they spend more than you.
01-19-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

And that’s the essence of your posts — you think...

And that’s the essence of your posts — you think anyone that spends more money than you is a fool. How arrogant.
01-19-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing...

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing you're so concerned about how everyone else spends their money.
01-19-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By tomato coupe

Did anyone grow tired of the abundance of bikes...

Did anyone grow tired of the abundance of bikes with silver components before carbon became common?
01-19-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By tomato coupe

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have...

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have accused you of racsim.
01-18-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't think the problem was CO2 instead of a...

I don't think the problem was CO2 instead of a pump, it was not checking the tire to find out why you were losing air.
01-18-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By tomato coupe

Because there’s 30 people in the world that don’t...

Because there’s 30 people in the world that don’t agree with my favorite flavor?
01-17-23, 11:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,448
Posted By tomato coupe

I hate to break it to you, but providing the best...

I hate to break it to you, but providing the best value is a cornerstone of capitalism, as is the ever present possibility that someone will come along with something that offers better value. The...
01-17-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,448
Posted By tomato coupe

As a general rule, if you find yourself saying...

As a general rule, if you find yourself saying "It's not me, it's everybody else", it probably means it is you.
01-17-23, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By tomato coupe

Polished components will be re-introduced by all...

Polished components will be re-introduced by all the major manufacturers (Shimano, SRAM, Campy/Gucci, and Amazon) in the spring of 2034. You heard it here first.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,659
Posted By tomato coupe

Somebody started one, but the universe ran out of...

Somebody started one, but the universe ran out of electrons before the thread was finished.
01-17-23, 11:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, it's a mystery why people don't take the...

Yeah, it's a mystery why people don't take the easy money and then spend the rest of their life riding their bike whenever and wherever they desire.
01-17-23, 10:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,448
Posted By tomato coupe

If Canyon is selling the equivalent of $14k bikes...

If Canyon is selling the equivalent of $14k bikes for $11k, how is that "a race to the bottom"? It sure looks like the customer is coming out ahead on that deal. And, since this business model is...
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