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06-09-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,417
Posted By Andrey

People seem to be confused when I used to yell...

People seem to be confused when I used to yell "on your left" and would move erratically on the trails .
Now... since I got a Spurcycle bell people that walk on the left cross the road and start...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,987
Posted By Andrey

Judging by the handlebar pictures and stem it...

Judging by the handlebar pictures and stem it looks like you are too crammed inside the frame . Looks like you may tilt the handlebar forward a little so the bar ends point to rear brake caliper...
05-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Andrey

After using Cool Stops Salmon for years I tried...

After using Cool Stops Salmon for years I tried Swiss Stops blue pads for aluminum rims and I think they are superior to Cool Stops, have better modulation. Wear seem OK also, although had them only...
03-23-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By Andrey

My bike fit is emphasized on comfort, means I can...

My bike fit is emphasized on comfort, means I can ride any distance without too much pain anywhere in my body .

I also never had a professional fit but all my road bikes are set up the same or...
03-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,314
Posted By Andrey

For many years I used Take a look mirrors and...

For many years I used Take a look mirrors and similar helmet and glasses mounted mirrors. A few years ago I switched to the Italian bike mirror an all of my bikes and never regretted the switch. ...
02-28-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,487
Posted By Andrey

I will add that in winter some folks do other...

I will add that in winter some folks do other things... like skiing. I actually prefer cycling in the Spring and Fall seasons because the temp. is not as hot and humid as in the Summer. I do get...
02-27-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By Andrey

I would check out this thread and especially post...

I would check out this thread and especially post #26 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=26) by Emilio700 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/emilio700-512005.html)....
02-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By Andrey

If it is important to you I would limit yourself...

If it is important to you I would limit yourself to 3 meals only and stop buying things you are tempted with between the meals. I would not even have them in the house. Willpower sometimes need help....
02-24-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,487
Posted By Andrey

I live in upstate NY and love riding where I...

I live in upstate NY and love riding where I live. Beautiful empty low traffic roads, enough climbing, tons of gravel and parks, options to ride with fast of slow groups or alone.
I also rode in...
Forum: Introductions
02-24-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Andrey

Welcome to BF! Minewaska state park and...

Welcome to BF!

Minewaska state park and Mohonk Preserve are my favorite trails. Also the is a nice gravel ride Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder coming up in Chadam. Woodstock bike shop has...
02-03-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Andrey

I have a Pearl Izumi vest in XL. I m 6 feet...

I have a Pearl Izumi vest in XL.
I m 6 feet tall with chest 42. The vest is too large for me in XL, Large would be more appropriate for my size.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,252
Posted By Andrey

It would also be nice to add one more statistic...

It would also be nice to add one more statistic to the poll:
what is the fastest speed achieved going downhill.
My fastest was 56 mph over 20 years ago. Now I do not even attempt to go over 40 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,252
Posted By Andrey

around 350 miles 50 miles Spring through Fall /...

around 350 miles
50 miles Spring through Fall / 35 miles Winter
12 miles
01-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Andrey

I would set the bike on the trainer and try to...

I would set the bike on the trainer and try to pedal with no weight on your hands-just lift your hands slightly above the handlebars and do not hold it. If the saddle is adjusted correctly you will...
01-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,266
Posted By Andrey

Pearl Izumi gloves are very warm and have a good...

Pearl Izumi gloves are very warm and have a good dexterity to ride all winter in upstate NY in temp 30F and below.
If not enough, silk liners add an additional warmth and temperature range. I prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,672
Posted By Andrey

I like riding at night for fun. I think I am more...

I like riding at night for fun. I think I am more visible at night than during day time . I have a dynohub that I use, so I usually do not worry about batteries. I use several lights in the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,559
Posted By Andrey

I always had more than one for different reasons,...

I always had more than one for different reasons, after riding in the rain or in muddy conditions takes a couple of days for the shoes to dry and I need to ride the following day. Some shoes are...
12-31-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,621
Posted By Andrey

I would suggest finding a body or a club to ride...

I would suggest finding a body or a club to ride with. It is much easier to get out of the door to commit to the ride if someone is waiting for you.
I also like getting new gear and trying it out...
12-26-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Andrey

I would call Lou at FoxWear.net . I heard lots of...

I would call Lou at FoxWear.net . I heard lots of good reviews of the Neoshell material . Lou can send you a sample of the material. He can make you a custom jacket out of it for less $$ than most...
Forum: Touring
12-20-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By Andrey

I always used a wool beanie under the helmet. Now...

I always used a wool beanie under the helmet. Now is my favorite is a Bontrager WIndshell cycling skull cap . All my wool caps shrunk over the years, Bontrager is very thin and windproof and also...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,573
Posted By Andrey

If you have a couple of bikes I would ride them...

If you have a couple of bikes I would ride them all to see what you like especially on rides above 400k. At the end of the season you will like certain features more that others. Some people prefer...
11-29-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By Andrey

I use Polartec Power Stretch tights without the...

I use Polartec Power Stretch tights without the pad over a regular summer bibs. They are very warm, breathable and not windproof. The fleece is very thick though making it almost windproof. The...
11-25-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,407
Posted By Andrey

Sore legs are normal if you ride a lot. I would...

Sore legs are normal if you ride a lot. I would not ride less, your fitness will go down, but I would incorporate more recovery in between the hard efforts.
I would massage the legs after every hard...
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Andrey

Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme

Interesting endurance cycling event. One stage is longer than PBP at 1400 km

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RksrkH_TZxc
Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Andrey

Another option would be to drive to New Paltz and...

Another option would be to drive to New Paltz and ride Minewaska State park or Mohonk Preserve. A very popular option among cyclists to take a train from NYC to Poughkeepsie and then ride to New...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 43,155
Posted By Andrey

I think it will depend on where and how you ride...

I think it will depend on where and how you ride on "gravel". For my type of riding suspension with large tires will be overkill for my "gravel bike". For my type of riding I d rather have a light...
Forum: Foo
09-16-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

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Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

Quality torque wrenches are expensive and most...

Quality torque wrenches are expensive and most oil change techs do not have them or too lazy to use. Techs who have good quality torque wrenches usually work on more complex problems or services than...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

Lots of oil pans are made from aluminum and drain...

Lots of oil pans are made from aluminum and drain plugs are steel, so after many oil changers aluminum threads in the oil pan eventually will wear out and the drain plug will not tighten. Of course...
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

Oil standards have been upped since the last time...

Oil standards have been upped since the last time I looked. The picture of the latest Castrol Edge 5w40 oil with newer VW standards approved and licensed specifications 505 00/505 01. Look at the...
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

I hope he is right. Good luck with your new car.

I hope he is right. Good luck with your new car.
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

I would not, it is not cheap either. I would...

I would not, it is not cheap either.

I would change oil often, not when VW recommends( every 10.000 miles), but every 3000-5000 miles, use only VW 502. oil like Castrol Edge 5w40 on Mobil 1 0w40....
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

Timing chain tensioner problem was a huge issue...

Timing chain tensioner problem was a huge issue on this particular engine . Hopefully it was changed before you purchased the car. Tensioners usually fail because people use wrong oil or let the oil...
09-07-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Andrey

Whatever brake you will choose but I would...

Whatever brake you will choose but I would upgrade the pads to Swiss Stops (blue compound) if you are running aluminum rims. I always ran Kool Stops, but recently replaced them with Swiss Stops-huge...
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,263
Posted By Andrey

VW is phasing out wagons for small SUVs. All Golf...

VW is phasing out wagons for small SUVs. All Golf wagons are discontinued , even the regular hatchback will be available in GTI and R trim only.
I had many VW wagons over the years, a few 2004...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Andrey

The Wallkill Valley Trail north of New Paltz was...

The Wallkill Valley Trail north of New Paltz was "improved" this past spring. Now it is it much wider and higher (less puddles), but the surface is very bumpy, so it is much harder to ride fast....
Replies: 35
Views: 5,111
Posted By Andrey

Interesting. I chose the opposite. Every time I...

Interesting. I chose the opposite. Every time I started the major brevet in am I was not tired enough to justify the sleep on the first night . I prefer the night start, ride all night and all day to...
Replies: 35
Views: 5,111
Posted By Andrey

Agree 100%. When I did the PBP in 2011...

Agree 100%.

When I did the PBP in 2011 initially I started very fast with a fast Italian group. But when we past a beautiful castle and I could not even glance at it for the fear of loosing a fast...
Replies: 33
Views: 4,357
Posted By Andrey

Wow, way too fast. Already recovered? I guess...

Wow, way too fast. Already recovered? I guess those quads do not hurt that much :)
It usually takes me a few weeks to several months to recover mentally after a ride like that. After I rode the PBP...
08-22-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,942
Posted By Andrey

IRD also makes 12-32 10 speed cassette. You may...

IRD also makes 12-32 10 speed cassette. You may need a mid to long rear derailleur to use a 32 sprocket though

10-Speed Elite Road Cassette (Campy-Compatible) ? Interloc Racing Design / IRD...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,269
Posted By Andrey

Agree 100%. But most pace-lines are armature...

Agree 100%. But most pace-lines are armature riders that just ride in groups. Pulling in front and trying harder is very common, very few people softpedal when they get upfront. Takes lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,269
Posted By Andrey

You are right, it was a two day ride. Sound...

You are right, it was a two day ride.
Sound like you guys are pretty fit, should be fun. Hopefully the weather will be nice !
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,269
Posted By Andrey

Many years ago I rode almost a 375 miler with 4...

Many years ago I rode almost a 375 miler with 4 very experienced riders and we had a very steady pace-line most of the time (about 5min pulls). The route was flat and it was very easy to keep the...
08-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,563
Posted By Andrey

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I thought my work shop was bad before I redid it this summer. You win by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,269
Posted By Andrey

I did several long rides before as a "team" ....

I did several long rides before as a "team" . Some were OK, some were disastrous, because the riders could not agree on the speed and rest/feed time.

I would suggest talking to your riders...
08-21-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,563
Posted By Andrey

I wish I would find this thread before....Just...

I wish I would find this thread before....Just finished building this summer in the basement,...
08-21-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By Andrey

I have both King and Elite stainless cages on...

I have both King and Elite stainless cages on different bikes. I prefer Elite since they have rubber inserts that hold the bottle better. Sometimes I loose a bottle with King cages...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,081
Posted By Andrey

I will argue then that a flat bar road bike is...

I will argue then that a flat bar road bike is more "comfortable" that a drop bar endurance bike . I see plenty of people riding them . Do people wonder why they get a drop bar bikes then, since they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,081
Posted By Andrey

My point is from the personal experience the bug...

My point is from the personal experience the bug will bite harder and sooner if the bike you start riding put a smile on your face every time you mount it. Light and quick bike is just more fun to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,081
Posted By Andrey

My original road bike after a couple of hybrids...

My original road bike after a couple of hybrids was a used Raleigh that I outgrew within a year or two. My first "real" bike was the original CAAD 3 a la Mario Cipollini Saeco Cannondale that I...
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