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Forum: Northeast
10-08-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Andrey

Here is another shorter option around New Platz,...

Here is another shorter option around New Platz, the ride is flat and very scenic with the views of the mountain ridge
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37728010
you can make it longer by going...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Andrey

It is a pretty flat ride, because mostly it...

It is a pretty flat ride, because mostly it follows the rail trail, you may have some small hills around Tivoli, but they are minor. You also climb Kingston Bridge, but River road is beautiful in...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Andrey

I would suggest going past New Paltz to Kingston...

I would suggest going past New Paltz to Kingston on the trail and check out the "strand" in Kingston(waterfront) and the uptown by Wall Street , then I would cross the Kingston bridge via the Empire...
09-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Andrey

Thank you. I found new Centaur rear mech...

Thank you. I found new Centaur rear mech RD13-CEBXS 10 spped on line in Canada. It is on the way.
09-05-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Andrey

Campy 10 speed rear derailleur question

I broke my 10 speed Ultra -Shift Centaur rear derailleur today riding on a very muddy trail. The trail was submurged under water for a couple of days after the hurricane and I thought it was dry...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Andrey

Funny, I had a similar bike building idea many...

Funny, I had a similar bike building idea many years ago when I was building my long distance bike.
I did not want a 650b or low trail geo bikes, but I wanted a race or enduro geometry fast bike,...
08-03-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By Andrey

I think you will be fine with 32mm tires

I use 32 Gravel King tires on my cyclocross bike to ride gravel events in NY.
Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder in Chadam, NY coming up in a week. I rode it before with 32-35 mm tires and it was...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Andrey

Welcome to BF!

Welcome to BF!
07-22-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Andrey

Saddle seems slightly lower that needed on the...

Saddle seems slightly lower that needed on the video. When you take off your hands of the bars I would bring them behind your back(do it on the trainer). It is called a balance test. If you keep...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,413
Posted By Andrey

That is the one I have. It is very bright and...

That is the one I have. It is very bright and shines to the side nicely. I do not mount it on the fenders though. I mount it on the rack or seat post.
https://spanninga.com/product/pixeo/
Replies: 54
Views: 5,413
Posted By Andrey

My latest set up is USB Cygolite Hotshots lights,...

My latest set up is USB Cygolite Hotshots lights, I have 3 different lights ranging from 100 to 150 lumens.
https://cygolite.com/product/hotshot-pro-150-usb/

The nice thing about the lights is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By Andrey

Chris Horner uses WD40 on his bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bQLdqoOHc&ab_channel=ChrisHorner
03-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,677
Posted By Andrey

my $0.02

I would get a couple of cheap stems in different length and a couple of cheap seat posts with different setbacks to try different positions. 5-10 mm makes a huge difference for me as far as comfort...
02-15-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,435
Posted By Andrey

I actually do not bother to turn both lights off,...

I actually do not bother to turn both lights off, they are always set to auto "on" once the bikes start moving. IQ-X switch could only be turned on/off when the light is powered by the hub, CYO has...
02-12-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,435
Posted By Andrey

I also have both lights and I use a small...

I also have both lights and I use a small additional battery light on both bikes .

I prefer the CYO premium over the IQ-X for off road, because it does not flicker as much at lower speed and...
02-10-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By Andrey

I have a Fenix BC30 V2 light. It is a big...

I have a Fenix BC30 V2 light.

It is a big disappointment from what I expected when reading about it.
The dual lenses do not provide enough reach to ride fast on road. The beam is very wide but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10,326
Views: 3,019,472
Posted By Andrey

My CAAD 3 and CAAD 8 both would fit 28mm tires...

My CAAD 3 and CAAD 8 both would fit 28mm tires with Slice forks. I assume that CAAD 5 would also fit 28. Although I preferred running 25mm tires for more clearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By Andrey

I was just thinking those two exact tires will be...

I was just thinking those two exact tires will be my next set of tires. GP500 in 32 or 28 will go on my road bike and Terra Speed 35 on my cross bike though . I just retired older version of Conti...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,904
Views: 2,524,434
Posted By Andrey

Ukrainian writing and flags

Ukrainian writing and flags
Replies: 20
Views: 3,803
Posted By Andrey

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/860x645/bike_e08fa48bb31732e1ab4e455bcaf3050f2659f636.jpg
I run 45 SKS longboard fenders on the road bike with 28- 32 mm tires. They did not fit...
01-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,829
Posted By Andrey

Did Estonia produce any bicycles in those years...

Did Estonia produce any bicycles in those years or is it making any now ?
01-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,829
Posted By Andrey

I used to ride a Tourist XB3 bike when I was...

I used to ride a Tourist XB3 bike when I was growing up in Ukraine. Our dream bikes as kids were Start Shosse because those were "real" race bikes that some of the older folks had.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By Andrey

Thanks. I did not know that. I always used this...

Thanks. I did not know that. I always used this tool to measure:
Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By Andrey

I always thought that -17 degree stems are...

I always thought that -17 degree stems are parallel to the ground. I have several bikes with -17 degree stems.
(Maybe I need to measure it...visually they look parallel)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,874
Posted By Andrey

I had Gravel King slicks in 28 one one bike and...

I had Gravel King slicks in 28 one one bike and Conti GP4000 in 25 on the other bike. Both tires measured about the same on Campagnolo and Mavic wheels, about 27-28 mm(Conti GP400 ran very large)....
11-16-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

You can do better than this!

You can do better than this!
11-16-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

Appears some people come to this forum just for...

Appears some people come to this forum just for the sake of argument and prove their point . Some useful information would be nice instead.
11-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

Does your post have anything to do with saddle...

Does your post have anything to do with saddle tilt?
11-16-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

You are absolutely right. 100 miles is a a long...

You are absolutely right. 100 miles is a a long ride for most cyclists. I'll take it back.

(I meant to say that a pro or very fit rider can get away with very aggressive position, on a ride lake...
11-16-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

30,50 or even a 100 miles are not long rides....

30,50 or even a 100 miles are not long rides. Most new riders do not know about the balance test and that is why that tilt the saddle down, because they sit on their penis like it was mentioned in...
11-11-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

LOL. Why would you even sit on your penis?

LOL.
Why would you even sit on your penis?
11-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andrey

Professional riders can get away with saddle...

Professional riders can get away with saddle pointing down. They produce way more power on a given ride than we humans. Pros barely sit on the saddles, most of their weight is supported by their...
10-28-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By Andrey

I started using Shimano winter boots last year...

I started using Shimano winter boots last year and my toes were still cold after an hour on the bike when the temp was in the 30s. I also use chemical warmers inside the boots and they help a lot....
06-09-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,872
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: 59
Views: 4,952
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: 582
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: 1,223
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: 97
Views: 12,959
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: 6,929
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: 2,186
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: 2,186
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: 6,929
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: 603
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: 1,911
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: 6,593
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: 6,593
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: 1,734
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: 76
Views: 27,769
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: 5,512
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: 114
Views: 11,998
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...
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