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07-25-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,541
Posted By tomato coupe

People who see things as "black or white" or "all...

People who see things as "black or white" or "all or nothing" rarely do.
07-25-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By tomato coupe

The good news is that those dated and never...

The good news is that those dated and never really correct rules of thumb touted as absolutes are being replaced by newer, never really correct rules of thumb being touted as absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 03:20 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

The white paper also says the disc-brake Dogma F...

The white paper also says the disc-brake Dogma F is more aerodynamic than the rim-brake Dogma F, and the disc-brake frame weighs only 5 g more than the rim-brake frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I.e., no one under retirement age.

I.e., no one under retirement age.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

I broke a spoke for the first time in decades...

I broke a spoke for the first time in decades earlier this summer.

Observation 1: 24 spoke wheels with internal nipples leave you with a severely wobbly wheel, with little chance of repair on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

They both transfer the stopping force via the...

They both transfer the stopping force via the spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,370
Posted By tomato coupe

We found it's most effective to yell at the hole....

We found it's most effective to yell at the hole.

On edit: Sorry, I thought you meant @holes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

The upside of disc brakes is not revealed in the...

The upside of disc brakes is not revealed in the situations where they offer tiny benefits, it is revealed in the situations where they offer more substantial benefits.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,766
Posted By tomato coupe

Why would I read my own comment?

Why would I read my own comment?
07-18-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomato coupe

There's definitely something fishy about that...

There's definitely something fishy about that stage finish. If you watch it frame-by-frame, there's a point where you can just make out the following in the cobbles:

"Buy disc brakes -- Big Bike"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Refuting broad, false statements is not nit...

Refuting broad, false statements is not nit picking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By tomato coupe

Ever punched a hole in your carbon rim, Yes ...

Ever punched a hole in your carbon rim,

Yes

repaired it,

Yes

and lived to tell?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,766
Posted By tomato coupe

So, you've been reading over 900 posts per day,...

So, you've been reading over 900 posts per day, every day, for 30 years? At 30 seconds per post, that's over 7.5 hours per day reading forum posts. When do you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

You're arguing against reality. If the road bike...

You're arguing against reality. If the road bike community had been solidly against disc brakes, no one would have bought them, and disc brake road bikes would have died out before they established a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

The other thing to keep in mind is that Froome...

The other thing to keep in mind is that Froome made his infamous video after riding disc brakes for a few weeks while training in California. The rest of his team was in Israel and/or Spain (?) at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

1. The present discussion is about road bikes,...

1. The present discussion is about road bikes, not cyclocross bikes. Even before disc brakes, cyclocross brakes used different brakes than road bikes.
2. The people on this forum are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

When was the cycling community strongly against...

When was the cycling community strongly against disc brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

You didn't answer the question. Who advocates...

You didn't answer the question. Who advocates that disc brakes are absolutely essential? The OEMs are just producing what the public wants to buy, and the riders in the TdF have to ride bikes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Who advocates that disc brakes are absolutely...

Who advocates that disc brakes are absolutely essential?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Big Bike is subverting my free will. Is there...

Big Bike is subverting my free will. Is there some kind of support group for this?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Disgusting? Disrespectful? Nasty? C'mon man, get...

Disgusting? Disrespectful? Nasty? C'mon man, get a grip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, who cares if one requires 5 minutes of...

Yep, who cares if one requires 5 minutes of maintenance every two years, and the other requires 6 minutes every two years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

There's a recent Nerd Alert podcast that...

There's a recent Nerd Alert podcast that interviews the guy at Cannondale responsible for their SuperSlice TT bike. There is a fair amount of discussion about the the use of rim brakes vs. disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Sure rim brakes can squeal. They're not as...

Sure rim brakes can squeal. They're not as nearly as bad as disc brakes, but they can squeal.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Pretty agitated, apparently.

Pretty agitated, apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Oh my ...

Oh my ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Apparently, that's just not possible.

Apparently, that's just not possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

If your statement had been "Try to find a new...

If your statement had been "Try to find a new high-end road bike with rim brakes from Specialized" I would have agreed that you can't. But, your statement was "Try to find a new high-end road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

They don't have to be better in every way -- the...

They don't have to be better in every way -- the benefits just have to outweigh the negatives.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

3 of the last 4 bikes I purchased are still...

3 of the last 4 bikes I purchased are still available with rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

In the world you describe, people are at the...

In the world you describe, people are at the mercy of advertising. I don't live in that world, and the people I ride with don't live in that world.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

Again, your argument is based on 90% of the...

Again, your argument is based on 90% of the bike-buying public being incapable of seeing past the advertising and making an objective decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

The bike manufacturers offered both vanilla and...

The bike manufacturers offered both vanilla and chocolate, and people chose chocolate by a 10:1 ratio. The "manufacturers shoved disc brakes down our throats" theory assumes 90% of the bike-buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By tomato coupe

For the umpteenth time, manufacturers didn't...

For the umpteenth time, manufacturers didn't "shove disc brakes down our throats" -- they offered both types, and consumers opted for disc brakes by a wide margin.
07-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 5,062
Posted By tomato coupe

I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.

I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

They didn't actually use the tubes -- they traded...

They didn't actually use the tubes -- they traded them for fancy watches.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I heard from a reliable source that the reason...

I heard from a reliable source that the reason they switched to rim brakes was that they traded their disc brake rotors to another team for spare tubes. Apparently, supply chain issues are hitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I did not state that. Yawn. This is like...

I did not state that.

Yawn. This is like when a three-year-old learns to say poop, and keeps repeating it at every opportunity.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

You might want to read this: ...

You might want to read this:
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/how-fast-pro-mechanic-change-wheel/

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

6.9kg for the rim brake version. ...

6.9kg for the rim brake version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4rfFAznD7E
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I guess "willful ignorance" was the new phrase in...

I guess "willful ignorance" was the new phrase in day care today.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I own one bike with wrench-free thru axles. I own...

I own one bike with wrench-free thru axles. I own more than one bike with thru axles that require wrenches, and I own more than one bike with quick releases. My experience is that it takes no more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I have no idea what that means.

I have no idea what that means.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

4 or 5 rotations is all it takes to remove one of...

4 or 5 rotations is all it takes to remove one of those. That takes 1 or 2 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

I have bikes with quick release skewers and both...

I have bikes with quick release skewers and both types of thru axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

It's your premise that they switched to rim...

It's your premise that they switched to rim brakes to allow teammates to swap wheels. My point is that they could achieve the same goal just by switching to a different type of thru axle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

It doesn't take any longer to swap a disc-brake...

It doesn't take any longer to swap a disc-brake wheel with a wrench-free thru axle than it does to swap a rim-brake wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
Posted By tomato coupe

If they want a team leader to be able to get a...

If they want a team leader to be able to get a wheel from a teammate, they could do this just by using thru axles that don't require a wrench. They don't have to switch to rim brakes.
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