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11-28-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, climbing cadence depends on the individual...

Yep, climbing cadence depends on the individual and it also depends on the situation. The OP is Zwift racing, which requires high power and high cadence all the way, not leisurely cruising up a solo...
11-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 312,542
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm a gym rat, so I don't need a helmet. If the...

I'm a gym rat, so I don't need a helmet. If the rest of you worked on your upper body strength, you wouldn't need one either.
11-26-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 826
Posted By tomato coupe

Anything that makes cycling more enjoyable is...

Anything that makes cycling more enjoyable is money well spent. That includes a good bike fitting.
Replies: 71
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomato coupe

I agree, there's no right or wrong. I'm just...

I agree, there's no right or wrong. I'm just pointing out that many cyclists cite similar experiences as the reason they no longer use road tubeless.
11-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,916
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't think your cadence increased because your...

I don't think your cadence increased because your power increased – they both increased because you rode more.
Replies: 71
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomato coupe

Anyone can have a string of bad luck. With tubed...

Anyone can have a string of bad luck. With tubed tires, a string of bad luck usually means you just replace a bunch of tubes. With tubeless tires, a string of bad luck can mean dealing with sealant...
Replies: 71
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, I didn't notice notice the auto-correct...

Sorry, I didn't notice notice the auto-correct error. I meant tubeless.
Replies: 71
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomato coupe

So, in 4 months, you've: 1. Replaced your...

So, in 4 months, you've:

1. Replaced your rear tire 3 times, one of which took 6 attempts and 90+ minutes to install.
2. Had 3 flats that required a plug which, in the best case, took 10 minutes...
11-25-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By tomato coupe

Is there such a thing as a bike fitting savant?...

Is there such a thing as a bike fitting savant? Someone who can look at a bike - without seeing or knowing anything about the rider - and immediately know if the bike is the right size?
11-25-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,916
Posted By tomato coupe

1. Clueless newbie tells everyone how to ride a...

1. Clueless newbie tells everyone how to ride a bike.
2. Experienced cyclists point out his errors.
3. Clueless newbie is butt hurt, and tells experienced cyclists they shouldn't tell him how to...
11-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By tomato coupe

It's not the equivalent of a $2-3k bike. If it...

It's not the equivalent of a $2-3k bike. If it was, everyone cyclist that owned a set of Allen wrenches would be all over it.
11-24-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,921
Posted By tomato coupe

A lot of studies show they make better wind...

A lot of studies show they make better wind chimes than round rings ... but only at low wind speed.
11-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,921
Posted By tomato coupe

Search for EccenTric Intelligence?

Search for EccenTric Intelligence?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,634
Posted By tomato coupe

What's the famous Lemond quote? "It never...

What's the famous Lemond quote?

"It never gets easier, you just get more wrong."
11-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,921
Posted By tomato coupe

That explains the OP's attraction to them.

That explains the OP's attraction to them.
11-24-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By tomato coupe

Pearl Izumi Attack Tights?

Pearl Izumi Attack Tights?
11-24-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By tomato coupe

OP deleted all his posts, took his ball, and went...

OP deleted all his posts, took his ball, and went home.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By tomato coupe

They don’t seem to be very “budget friendly”.

They don’t seem to be very “budget friendly”.
11-24-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By tomato coupe

WTF? You asked if there was an easy way to get an...

WTF? You asked if there was an easy way to get an odometer reading from a Garmin computer, and I told you how to do it. You push the buttons on the (Garmin Edge 530) bike computer to access the main...
11-23-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,921
Posted By tomato coupe

Here we go again ... the total newbie telling...

Here we go again ... the total newbie telling everyone else how cycling works. Give it a rest, please.
11-23-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By tomato coupe

Scosche Rhythm+

Scosche Rhythm+
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By tomato coupe

It's a known, temporary problem. It goes away...

It's a known, temporary problem. It goes away after 2 BAZILLION shifts.
11-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By tomato coupe

Pusha der buttons on der bikencomputer to access...

Pusha der buttons on der bikencomputer to access der menus und submenus.
Replies: 71
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you can change a tube in less than 10...

I think you can change a tube in less than 10 minutes.
11-23-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By tomato coupe

Looks like all that firm gripping bent the fork.

Looks like all that firm gripping bent the fork.
11-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By tomato coupe

Does it have dumbbell holders?

Does it have dumbbell holders?
11-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By tomato coupe

Random collection of words - makes no sense. ...

Random collection of words - makes no sense. But, it's appropriate for the thread.
11-22-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By tomato coupe

Menu > History > Totals ?

Menu > History > Totals ?
11-22-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do cycling newbies have no sense of humor?

Why do cycling newbies have no sense of humor?
11-22-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By tomato coupe

Only when your saddle is behind the rear hub will...

Only when your saddle is behind the rear hub will you reach total cycling enlightenment.
11-22-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, 2 lbs. per inch isn't realistic for riders...

Yeah, 2 lbs. per inch isn't realistic for riders of above average height.
11-22-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By tomato coupe

Same here – 5 carbon bikes and no creaks. Should...

Same here – 5 carbon bikes and no creaks. Should we start a class action suit and claim what's rightfully ours?
11-22-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomato coupe

You need a sense of humor ... and you need to...

You need a sense of humor ... and you need to quit attributing statements to others that they did not make.
11-22-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomato coupe

You need a sense of humor.

You need a sense of humor.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By tomato coupe

Ride your current bike for a few weeks without...

Ride your current bike for a few weeks without using the two easiest gears. If that works for you, then the gearing on the new bike probably will work for you.
11-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomato coupe

Thinking something is ugly does not imply disdain...

Thinking something is ugly does not imply disdain for it.
11-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't recall stating that I was ...

I don't recall stating that I was ...
11-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything...

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything about cycling, and feel compelled to educate the world?
11-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's the online version of the guy...

I think it's the online version of the guy sitting on the park bench talking to himself.
11-21-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomato coupe

I probably would agree if I lived in the world of...

I probably would agree if I lived in the world of recumbents ... but I don't, so it's butt ugly.
11-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,015
Posted By tomato coupe

There is a possibility of retaliation if you...

There is a possibility of retaliation if you violate any agreement.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,634
Posted By tomato coupe

That's pretty funny.

That's pretty funny.
11-21-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,015
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm sure someone has already pointed out that MAP...

I'm sure someone has already pointed out that MAP = "Minimum Advertised Price". Retailers are still allowed (by law) to sell for any price they choose.
11-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,015
Posted By tomato coupe

Can anyone explain what the OP's complaint is?

Can anyone explain what the OP's complaint is?
11-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By tomato coupe

Kind of harsh ... but true.

Kind of harsh ... but true.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,634
Posted By tomato coupe

Experienced bike fitters can divine the strengths...

Experienced bike fitters can divine the strengths and weaknesses of a rider from nothing more than their online username, and provide accurate fit parameters based on their FTP and average power....
11-20-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By tomato coupe

My statement is about disc brakes on bicycles,...

My statement is about disc brakes on bicycles, which is the topic under discussion in this thread. It is not about hypothetical bicycles with leather rim brakes, Land Rovers, or whatever other side...
11-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By tomato coupe

Clearly you have some reading comprehension...

Clearly you have some reading comprehension problems. My statement was very simple:
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As stated, however, a bicycle's braking system is not limited by how much force can be applied to the...
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