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12-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
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: 511
Views: 12,609
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: 511
Views: 12,609
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: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

No, not close. Do the calculation.

No, not close. Do the calculation.
11-30-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 511
Views: 12,609
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: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

Get real. It's only 87%

Get real. It's only 87%
11-30-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 155
Views: 2,451
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: 24
Views: 305
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: 24
Views: 305
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.
11-29-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

You may have read the blog, but I don't think you...

You may have read the blog, but I don't think you understand it.
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11-29-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

Did you actually read the blog that you linked?...

Did you actually read the blog that you linked? Some excerpts:

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And, let's stick to the real world. No one competing in an Ironman is trying to decide between lightweight...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,643
Posted By tomato coupe

Good luck with your QQ* *Quixotic Quest

Good luck with your QQ*


*Quixotic Quest
11-29-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

No, it's on you. You should have anticipated...

No, it's on you. You should have anticipated every possible tangent that the thread might take before you started the thread.
11-29-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

It doesn't matter what the wheels are made of. ...

It doesn't matter what the wheels are made of. It takes very little extra power to keep a heavier set of wheels rotating at a given speed than a lighter set of wheels. That's physics.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By tomato coupe

Using a top shelf lube is not where the extra...

Using a top shelf lube is not where the extra effort comes in -- it's lubing your chain every 100 km and deep cleaning it every 1000 km to eke out extra mileage. That's what the "my time is valuable"...
11-29-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

It takes very little extra power to keep a...

It takes very little extra power to keep a heavier set of wheels rotating at a given speed than a lighter set of wheels. And, the extra amount of energy required to get a heavier set of wheels up to...
11-29-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,764
Posted By tomato coupe

I find it amazing that a massive amount of the...

I find it amazing that a massive amount of the population get along in life just fine without being judgmental d-bags.
11-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

You mentioned 23mm tires. The gates have been...

You mentioned 23mm tires. The gates have been thrown open ...
11-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

Uh oh, now you really stepped in it ...

Uh oh, now you really stepped in it ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,643
Posted By tomato coupe

I have no argument with those people either, but...

I have no argument with those people either, but only because I have no idea what automatic pedals are.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By tomato coupe

Just curious, do they make e-canoes?

Just curious, do they make e-canoes?
11-29-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,451
Posted By tomato coupe

Let's inject some reality into this: 1. You can...

Let's inject some reality into this: 1. You can get a comfortable, long-distance bike made out of any material. 2. No bike shops are going to be able to repair either titanium or carbon frames, and...
11-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

Let's be fair. She explained that it was only one...

Let's be fair. She explained that it was only one real crash, and three incidents where she fell over while unclipping. Everybody falls over the first time they ride with clipless pedals.
11-28-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By tomato coupe

You often get that message when hackers are...

You often get that message when hackers are making a copy of your hard drive.





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11-28-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,274
Posted By tomato coupe

I think this was discussed in an episode of...

I think this was discussed in an episode of Seinfeld.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By tomato coupe

^ This is actually Newton's Third Law.

^ This is actually Newton's Third Law.
11-27-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

Okay, that's not so bad.

Okay, that's not so bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By tomato coupe

Sure, but you're not paying just to get a set of...

Sure, but you're not paying just to get a set of short stems. You also get a nice set of wheels to go with those stems, and the price is competitive with other brands.
11-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

In this thread you stated you crashed four times....

In this thread you stated you crashed four times. In your previous thread you stated you crashed three times. And, all of those crashes appear to have occurred in one month. Sorry, but that's a LOT...
11-27-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,380
Posted By tomato coupe

You seem to crash a lot.

You seem to crash a lot.
11-26-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

Keep the filings, in case you change your mind...

Keep the filings, in case you change your mind later.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By tomato coupe

It depends. Are your leg hairs bladed or round?

It depends. Are your leg hairs bladed or round?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, there's no escaping that. The company...

Sorry, there's no escaping that. The company video actually points out how to "properly" align the tire labels.
11-26-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

Post #41

Post #41
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By tomato coupe

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems...

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems ... I guess we should have seen this coming.
11-26-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

"Stupid" sure gets thrown around a lot on this...

"Stupid" sure gets thrown around a lot on this forum.
11-26-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

No one was trying to convince you to file off...

No one was trying to convince you to file off your tabs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By tomato coupe

Take a pill dude. I was just curious how old the...

Take a pill dude. I was just curious how old the frame was when you noticed the problem.
11-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

The (minor) inconvenience isn't the need to...

The (minor) inconvenience isn't the need to loosen the QR 3-4 turns when you remove a wheel, it's the need to turn it back just the right amount so that the QR closes properly. It's easy to just file...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By tomato coupe

No, just a simple question. Since the topic of...

No, just a simple question. Since the topic of the thread is the lifespan of carbon frames, I thought it would interesting to know how old yours was when it starting having noticeable problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By tomato coupe

I thought you stated you bought it used, and that...

I thought you stated you bought it used, and that it went soft the third year you owned it. Less than a year old when you bought it?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By tomato coupe

How old was the frame went it went flacid?

How old was the frame went it went flacid?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By tomato coupe

I think that's right -- the OP is looking for rim...

I think that's right -- the OP is looking for rim brake, and only disc brake Racing 3 currently come in 2-way fit.
11-25-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By tomato coupe

Sure, but no one has stated that it is stupid to...

Sure, but no one has stated that it is stupid to leave them on. You seem compelled to label anyone that decides to remove them as stupid.
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