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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By tomato coupe

I.e., no one under retirement age.

I.e., no one under retirement age.
07-18-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,584
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,114
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
07-17-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,114
Posted By tomato coupe

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,114
Posted By tomato coupe

Pretty agitated, apparently.

Pretty agitated, apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,114
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,114
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: 244
Views: 5,114
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: 244
Views: 5,114
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: 244
Views: 5,114
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
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: 109
Views: 3,023
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: 109
Views: 3,023
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By tomato coupe

I remember when some tennis pros were against the...

I remember when some tennis pros were against the change from white to yellow balls.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By tomato coupe

Only Assos would have a "Bib Stabilizer" that...

Only Assos would have a "Bib Stabilizer" that doubles as a holder for your sunglasses.
07-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,934
Posted By tomato coupe

The food dish is the small round one.

The food dish is the small round one.
07-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,934
Posted By tomato coupe

This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. ...

This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. But, is it worth the price of a one week suspension?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,455
Posted By tomato coupe

I never heard Nurse Ratched referred to as a...

I never heard Nurse Ratched referred to as a fixie chick.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomato coupe

Every ride is a race ... you just might not know...

Every ride is a race ... you just might not know it.
07-06-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,849
Posted By tomato coupe

The correct answer is C, obviously.

The correct answer is C, obviously.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomato coupe

In the case of the MS150 (and every charity ride...

In the case of the MS150 (and every charity ride I do) the money does go directly to the charity.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomato coupe

You don't have to solicit donations from others...

You don't have to solicit donations from others -- you can donate the money yourself and still do the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomato coupe

No, you're not a wet blanket. A wet blanket...

No, you're not a wet blanket. A wet blanket wouldn't have such a negative attitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,663
Posted By tomato coupe

You would certainly think so. One thing this...

You would certainly think so. One thing this forum proves everyday, however, is that a lot of cyclists are very much stuck in their ways and might not care about options.
07-03-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

[/color] That's easy. Informed people spend...

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That's easy. Informed people spend their money the way you do. Uninformed people buy things that you don't want or need.
07-03-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

What if the uninformed people are just following...

What if the uninformed people are just following the lead of the informed people? Would that be okay?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,663
Posted By tomato coupe

Every bike needs two sets of wheels, so just get...

Every bike needs two sets of wheels, so just get a tubeless set as the second.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By tomato coupe

Holding pressure for 10 minutes might not be...

Holding pressure for 10 minutes might not be enough. On several occasions I've had punctures on my road bike that sealed up and got me home without any problems. (Other than the mess, of course.)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By tomato coupe

Clearly, one of the problems with Orange Seal is...

Clearly, one of the problems with Orange Seal is that it turns your hubs, nipples, and valves orange.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By tomato coupe

Okay. What did we learn from this?

Okay. What did we learn from this?
07-01-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,610
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's great that the race was won by a...

I think it's great that the race was won by a woman, but I'm also curious why everyone was significantly slower this year. It's got nothing to do who won the race or what their gender is. Really...
06-30-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, I didn't see the time frame. Either way,...

Sorry, I didn't see the time frame. Either way, the real advances in cup holder technology are coming soon, when smart-holders become available later this year.
06-30-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, they're permanent ... until they're not.

Yes, they're permanent ... until they're not.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,844
Posted By tomato coupe

I want life to work like all the advertisements...

I want life to work like all the advertisements said it would.
06-30-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, and judging by the earlier rambling tome of...

Yes, and judging by the earlier rambling tome of a post, there are places in the world where it's always 5 o'clock.
06-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,849
Posted By tomato coupe

Cmon, everybody knows a pound of Gatorade weighs...

Cmon, everybody knows a pound of Gatorade weighs less than a pound of water.
06-30-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,610
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it started out as a sleep deprivation...

I think it started out as a sleep deprivation contest, but the participation was dropping and they needed a change. They initially added hot dog eating, but that went about as well as one could...
06-30-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

See what happens when you leave? For everyone's...

See what happens when you leave? For everyone's sake, try to limit your absences to 2 or 3 hours in the future.
06-29-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

That's really weird, because I was also going to...

That's really weird, because I was also going to post the exact same thing ... I just wanted to finish this bottle of Tequila first.
06-29-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
Posted By tomato coupe

It's the appropriate avatar for a large number of...

It's the appropriate avatar for a large number of forum members.
06-29-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,410
Posted By tomato coupe

Why didn't you ride it?

Why didn't you ride it?
06-29-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,632
Posted By tomato coupe

I didn't actually "see" it, but I heard a...

I didn't actually "see" it, but I heard a scraping sound as they were dragged along the ground.
06-29-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
Posted By tomato coupe

Been away for about 5 years...what have I...

Been away for about 5 years...what have I missed??

The average age of forum participants increased from 65 years to 70 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,078
Posted By tomato coupe

Iím thinking they had a pretty long list of...

Iím thinking they had a pretty long list of concerns.
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