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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:40 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 654
Posted By tomato coupe

It’s probably your brakes.

It’s probably your brakes.
06-29-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By tomato coupe

12 miles, without shoes, with a 40 lb. book bag.

12 miles, without shoes, with a 40 lb. book bag.
06-28-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,440
Posted By tomato coupe

You’re lucky, he’s lucky, I’m lucky! We’re all...

You’re lucky, he’s lucky, I’m lucky! We’re all lucky!
06-28-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,440
Posted By tomato coupe

Hex socket cap screws strip all the time,...

Hex socket cap screws strip all the time, especially with smaller sizes, button heads, etc. Consider yourself lucky.
06-28-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,440
Posted By tomato coupe

1. You don’t need a Campy chain tool. Use a quick...

1. You don’t need a Campy chain tool. Use a quick link.
2. Torx has been a standard for a long time.
3. Torx wrenches do have advantages over Allen wrenches.
06-28-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,440
Posted By tomato coupe

What “specialist” tools were required and what is...

What “specialist” tools were required and what is a star wrench?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,030
Posted By tomato coupe

What is "TPU"?

What is "TPU"?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 459
Posted By tomato coupe

What kind of a church is this that refers to...

What kind of a church is this that refers to "cyclers"? Sounds like a cult to me.
06-27-22, 01:06 PM
06-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 643
Posted By tomato coupe

There's a subscription to Bike Forums?

There's a subscription to Bike Forums?
06-27-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 643
Posted By tomato coupe

The most painful problem? Bike Forums.

The most painful problem? Bike Forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By tomato coupe

What is "rotor-zing"?

What is "rotor-zing"?
06-26-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,065
Posted By tomato coupe

I started to read it, but I couldn't finish after...

I started to read it, but I couldn't finish after I spit coffee all over my computer screen, and then passed out when I couldn't stop laughing. Oddly enough, that made me feel sexy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 12:51 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:19 PM
06-22-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,476
Posted By tomato coupe

But, you're not a teenager, yet you stated you...

But, you're not a teenager, yet you stated you crashed a lot last year.
06-22-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,027
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm thinking of taking up cloud shouting and...

I'm thinking of taking up cloud shouting and chasing kids off the lawn. I hear the former is good for aerobic conditioning, while the latter builds quick twitch muscle.
06-22-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

If the railroad industry wasn't so susceptible to...

If the railroad industry wasn't so susceptible to marketing pitches, steam would still be king.
06-22-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By tomato coupe

Why should this thread be any different from...

Why should this thread be any different from every other thread? (You already provided a useful suggestion - I think that's the limit for any one thread.)
06-22-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you pegged the ridiculous meter with that...

I think you pegged the ridiculous meter with that statement. It would be difficult to find something that has changed as little as oil painting supplies have in the last 500 years.
06-22-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

No batteries to recharge. No expensive...

No batteries to recharge.
No expensive batteries to replace.
Simple and bombproof.
Easy to repair.
Rotary phones were good enough for Eddie.
06-21-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

[/color] It's pure genius. Just avoid...

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It's pure genius. Just avoid riding in the conditions where it makes a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By tomato coupe

My parents used to live in Bella Vista, near...

My parents used to live in Bella Vista, near Bentonville. I would not have ridden on the roads there -- too many elderly drivers with poor driving skills, on narrow winding roads.
06-21-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

OMG, such a pain! Less than a minute to connect...

OMG, such a pain! Less than a minute to connect the charger, once every 1,000 miles. Imagine if you had to refill your water bottles that often.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By tomato coupe

Cyclists are immune to head colds? Or COVID?...

Cyclists are immune to head colds? Or COVID? Either is easily disproved.
06-21-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

My batteries have never died. I have never had...

My batteries have never died.
I have never had to replace my batteries.
The 60 minute recharge time has never been an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, that goes without saying. I’m referring to...

Yes, that goes without saying. I’m referring to naturally occurring, aka organic, crack space.
06-21-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, inventing reasons why electronic shifting is...

Yes, inventing reasons why electronic shifting is better would be silly. Why? Because there are real reasons why electronic shifting is objectively better than down tube friction shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

There’s a net gain of advertising space if you...

There’s a net gain of advertising space if you replace “crack space” with “bib space.” (Unless you utilize commercial tattoos in the former case.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

You told me to name a time and place. Sounds...

You told me to name a time and place. Sounds like you're backing out now.
06-20-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, that doesn't really interest me, because...

Yeah, that doesn't really interest me, because Big Bike said I shouldn't listen to people that aren't on board with their marketing pitch. They also said that whenever someone buys a set of rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

Okay. Saturday 8:00a, Mt. Evans.

Okay. Saturday 8:00a, Mt. Evans.
06-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

It's remarkable how everyone that likes disc...

It's remarkable how everyone that likes disc brakes has been bamboozled by the bicycling manufacturers, but those rim brake guys are all immune to the siren's call.
06-20-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

Marketing 101: [/color]

Marketing 101:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By tomato coupe

That's one of the big advantages of a gravel bike...

That's one of the big advantages of a gravel bike -- they usually have enough clearance for a battle axe.
06-20-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

A lot of us had forgotten that disc brakes are...

A lot of us had forgotten that disc brakes are just a Big Bike conspiracy. Thanks for reminding us!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

Probably has the blades mounted backwards ...

Probably has the blades mounted backwards ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

Plumbers butt + sunburn = monkey butt.

Plumbers butt + sunburn = monkey butt.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,726
Posted By tomato coupe

You realize that skin suits aren’t actually skin,...

You realize that skin suits aren’t actually skin, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By tomato coupe

The guy always raves over whatever he presently...

The guy always raves over whatever he presently owns ... and has a short memory.

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06-19-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,761
Posted By tomato coupe

The best case scenario for brakes is not as...

The best case scenario for brakes is not as important as the worst case scenario, and you're testing the best case: dry road with aluminum wheels. Test the braking in the rain, or with carbon wheels,...
06-19-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do you keep going on about this? Your point...

Why do you keep going on about this? Your point is ... pointless.
06-19-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

You can refer to your rim brakes as disc brakes...

You can refer to your rim brakes as disc brakes if you like. I'm going to start referring to my disc brakes as "rim brakes that utilize a smaller, coaxially-mounted secondary rim that doesn't have a...
06-19-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

You took my statement out of context. It was made...

You took my statement out of context. It was made in direct response to a question about pickup truck brakes.
06-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

It's a little known fact that the U.S. originally...

It's a little known fact that the U.S. originally planned to drop a steam locomotive on Nagasaki.
06-19-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't know why this pointless statement gets...

I don't know why this pointless statement gets repeated so often. People understand that "rim brakes" refer to one type of brake, and "disc brakes" referent to another type of brake. No one ever...
06-19-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

[/color] The blast radius of the...

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The blast radius of the Hiroshima bomb was about 1 mile, i.e the bomb leveled about 3 square miles of the city. The town of Durango is about 17 square miles. Do the math.
06-19-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By tomato coupe

Still not reality.

Still not reality.
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