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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 649
Posted By tomato coupe

Golden Cheetah is great for stuff like this. My...

Golden Cheetah is great for stuff like this. My results from a solo 30 mile ride:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 14,091
Posted By tomato coupe

Hmmmm.

Hmmmm.
12-05-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 904
Posted By tomato coupe

How quick is it, and how long does it run before...

How quick is it, and how long does it run before it needs recharging?
12-05-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

The old conventional wisdom is: Pain in...

The old conventional wisdom is:

Pain in front of knee --> saddle too low or too far forward
Pain in back of knee --> saddle too high or too far back
12-05-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By tomato coupe

You could have a 20 foot shoulder and some...

You could have a 20 foot shoulder and some cyclists would still ride far left.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,115
Posted By tomato coupe

Does that mean you've hit rock bottom?

Does that mean you've hit rock bottom?
12-05-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,072
Posted By tomato coupe

One of the funniest things I saw when living in...

One of the funniest things I saw when living in So. Cal. was someone putting a dog sweater on their Malamute when it dipped below 50°. It was probably the only time that the dog actually would have...
12-05-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

As far as I can tell, no one has diagnosed this...

As far as I can tell, no one has diagnosed this as a definite saddle height issue. General bike fitting ideas, including Hogg's fit philosophy, are not irrelevant. Maybe Hogg's ideas will resonate...
12-05-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

Oh please. You posted links about Hogg's saddle...

Oh please. You posted links about Hogg's saddle height method, and I posted an article about his fitting philosophy that details some things that he thinks can cause problems like the OP has.
12-05-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

I didn't respond to your post, I responded to the...

I didn't respond to your post, I responded to the OP.

The article explains a lot of Hogg's fitting philosophy. The OP has some kind of asymmetry problem. If anything, that's right in Hogg's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By tomato coupe

If the bulk of what you sell is used, you tell...

If the bulk of what you sell is used, you tell people used bikes make the most sense. That's just marketing.

I have purchased several new items from TPC over the years. The last time I was in...
12-05-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

The OP has pain on one side, but that doesn't...

The OP has pain on one side, but that doesn't mean it's due to saddle height. (My post about Hoggs actually had nothing to do with saddle height.) The underlying basis of Hogg's fitting philosophy is...
12-05-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

I think everyone would agree that saddle height...

I think everyone would agree that saddle height is an integral part of bit fitting, so you can't really separate the two. For instance, saddle height is highly dependent on cleat position, for which...
12-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,072
Posted By tomato coupe

Cold weather is also bad for your Hummer. You...

Cold weather is also bad for your Hummer. You should let it warm up for 15 minutes before you drive to the bar, and leave it running while you're there.
12-05-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

Did you upgrade your iPhone? Get a new seat bag?...

Did you upgrade your iPhone? Get a new seat bag? How about different tire levers? Carrying an extra tube with you? Steve Hogg thinks all of those things can affect your fit:

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By tomato coupe

I think their business model, like all...

I think their business model, like all re-sellers, is buy low sell high. This seems consistent with that.
12-04-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 953
Posted By tomato coupe

That seems to imply that 80" is the limit for...

That seems to imply that 80" is the limit for hard cases, but they'll accept bikes in soft cases or cardboard boxes as long as the handlebars and pedals are dealt with properly?
12-04-22, 06:41 PM
12-04-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

Anyone can suggest a saddle for another person. ...

Anyone can suggest a saddle for another person. Several people just did.
12-04-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

Saddle selection used to be much simpler: 1....

Saddle selection used to be much simpler:
1. Everyone used Brooks
2. Women suffered

Then, technology evolved:
1. Old guys used Brooks
2. Young guys used Ariones
3. Middle-age guys used Toupes...
12-04-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

I blame the OP.

I blame the OP.
12-04-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,568
Posted By tomato coupe

The nice young men in their clean white coats...

The nice young men in their clean white coats will let you know when it's time to switch to a recumbent.
12-04-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,126
Posted By tomato coupe

Assertiveness Training? I've done a lot of...

Assertiveness Training?

I've done a lot of assertiveness training. My feet are now a lot more assertive with my pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By tomato coupe

It's midway between Arizona and Italy.:) OP:...

It's midway between Arizona and Italy.:)

OP: The E/NE part of town allows easy access to Mt. Lemmon.
12-04-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By tomato coupe

The OP asked if anyone had experience with two...

The OP asked if anyone had experience with two specific wheels made by Roval.
12-04-22, 10:17 AM
12-03-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 609
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd be willing to bet there's been at least one...

I'd be willing to bet there's been at least one case where a person has been hit by their spouse while riding a trainer in the garage.
12-03-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 953
Posted By tomato coupe

I bought a Ritchey Breakaway 3 years ago for this...

I bought a Ritchey Breakaway 3 years ago for this reason. Unfortunately, COVID hit 2 months later, and I've never traveled with the bike.:(
12-03-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

I vaguely recall her question had a yes or no...

I vaguely recall her question had a yes or no answer, so you can just wing it and pick one. I'll choose "no."
12-02-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

1. The curves start to diverge immediately, and...

1. The curves start to diverge immediately, and the gap initially grows linearly in time.
2. The divergence slows as aerodynamic drag becomes a factor. Once aerodynamic drag dominates, the gap...
12-02-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

Suggestion: If you compare a set of 2000g wheels...

Suggestion: If you compare a set of 2000g wheels to a set of 1500g wheels, the extra 500g is not located at the wheel radius. If, for instance, the two wheel sets differ only in rim depth (same hubs,...
12-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

Let's not rewrite history. The rolling hills with...

Let's not rewrite history. The rolling hills with 20-30 mph winds scenario is just some spaghetti you threw at the wall on page 5 of this thread. This whole journey down the rabbit hole started when...
12-02-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

Why in the world would you post a link to an...

Why in the world would you post a link to an article that you think is misleading, and put it in a gigantic font to draw more attention to it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 14,091
Posted By tomato coupe

Factory lube followed by wax? You’ll be an...

Factory lube followed by wax? You’ll be an outcast; no one will ever ride with you again.
12-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 953
Posted By tomato coupe

If you're going to try that, save yourself a trip...

If you're going to try that, save yourself a trip and just write the note yourself. I think it would be just as effective.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 14,091
Posted By tomato coupe

I think that's pretty much it.

I think that's pretty much it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 14,091
Posted By tomato coupe

I've never heard anyone say they're not...

I've never heard anyone say they're not interested in waxing their chain because it's technically difficult.
12-01-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

No, not close. Do the calculation.

No, not close. Do the calculation.
11-30-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

That last calculation didn't hold up very well,...

That last calculation didn't hold up very well, did it?
11-30-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

I can only see 56% of it on my iphone. What does...

I can only see 56% of it on my iphone. What does the other 57% say?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 14,091
Posted By tomato coupe

The longer this thread goes, the more apparent it...

The longer this thread goes, the more apparent it becomes why chain waxing isn't more popular.
11-30-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

Get real. It's only 87%

Get real. It's only 87%
11-30-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

You could have done the calculation in one-tenth...

You could have done the calculation in one-tenth the time it took you to write your post. But, that might have deprived us of this pearl:

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11-30-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

The total extra energy expenditure, if the rider...

The total extra energy expenditure, if the rider was accelerating every second of 112 mile ride, would be (about) 0.3%. But he wouldn't be accelerating the whole time, so the actual overall extra...
11-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

It doesn't change anything. Every time the rider...

It doesn't change anything. Every time the rider accelerates, the extra 500 g wheel weight vs. 500 g frame weight costs him 0.3% in acceleration. (Assuming, again, that aerodynamic drag, rolling...
11-30-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,084
Posted By tomato coupe

If you do a quick back-of-the-envelope...

If you do a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, the difference in acceleration is something like 0.3%. To put it another way, if you're racing a crit and accelerating out of every turn at 600 W,...
11-30-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 564
Posted By tomato coupe

The medium answer is: "Absolutely not, you'll die...

The medium answer is: "Absolutely not, you'll die in a fireball that will wipe out half a city block." I left it out to avoid confusion.
11-30-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 564
Posted By tomato coupe

Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes, you can, if...

Short answer: Yes
Long answer: Yes, you can, if that's what you'd like to do.
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