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Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
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: 31,273
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: 2,439
Posted By Andrey

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Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,439
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: 2,439
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: 2,439
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: 2,439
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: 2,439
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: 2,439
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: 1,031
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: 2,439
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: 14
Views: 915
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: 3,057
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: 3,057
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: 2,649
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: 2,300
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: 4,477
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: 4,477
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: 4,477
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: 7,561
Posted By Andrey

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,477
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: 7,561
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: 680
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: 8,008
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: 8,008
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: 8,008
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,008
Posted By Andrey

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,008
Posted By Andrey

You are right and that is why I recommend talking...

You are right and that is why I recommend talking to LBS and renting a couple of bikes. Initial fit on a bike like that may be easier for the OP since he is riding a hybrid, but if he keeps riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,008
Posted By Andrey

Comfort(fit) also depends on the weekly millage. ...

Comfort(fit) also depends on the weekly millage.
If someone rides 30-50 miles a week than a hybrid is the most comfortable bike there is .

Most people on these forums advise other riders that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,008
Posted By Andrey

I think this is the best approach. Talk to you...

I think this is the best approach. Talk to you LBS .

Most people that just start riding will find the upright position(endurance bike) is more comfortable than a very aggressive race position(race...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,008
Posted By Andrey

I was in your shoes 20+ years ago, started riding...

I was in your shoes 20+ years ago, started riding with a hybrid 10-40 miles on weekends . I started riding for health reasons, now I just love riding.

Now I own just 4 bikes(had more before)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,717,695
Posted By Andrey

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Replies: 31
Views: 3,134
Posted By Andrey

I have read on this forum somewhere that downtube...

I have read on this forum somewhere that downtube shifters instead of the STI will help since the rider is forced to move hands to shift.

On long rides 1000 km or above I also have numb hands that...
07-27-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Andrey

If you have a bike shop in the area, I would...

If you have a bike shop in the area, I would bring it to them. It does not take long if you have proper tools.
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07-27-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Andrey

I use penetrating oil on the threads and also use...

I use penetrating oil on the threads and also use a 5 mm tap to clean out threads once in a while. I also do not force the tap and use it gently with penetrating oil and brake/parts cleaner to clean...
06-26-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By Andrey

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06-26-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By Andrey

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road/gravel bike
06-26-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By Andrey

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06-26-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By Andrey

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cross bike
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Andrey

Nice to know that also. May be in the future I...

Nice to know that also. May be in the future I will get the Core light as well. I bought the Xanes light because you had recommended it before on this forum . Thank you.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Andrey

I also have the Xanes light , B&M dynamo lights...

I also have the Xanes light , B&M dynamo lights and original Ixon IQ lights.

In my experience Xanes just does not have the power of the other B&M lights, but for the price it is very nice with a ...
05-28-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,052
Posted By Andrey

On my "all road" bike I used tires between 28 and...

On my "all road" bike I used tires between 28 and 32 mm wide including Panaracer Pasela in 32mm and 28mm, Vittoria Hyper in 32mm, GravelKing in 28mm. I always look at the weight of the tire before...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,016
Posted By Andrey

I would look into Polartec Powerstrech tights or...

I would look into Polartec Powerstrech tights or pants. Very light and stretchy material, packs tight, very warm, but also has very good temperature range.
04-29-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Andrey

I did use Shimano in the past and the cleats do...

I did use Shimano in the past and the cleats do not have enough float for my knees, although the quality was good.
04-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Andrey

Same here. I am thinking of investing in another...

Same here. I am thinking of investing in another pair of shoes and Time Atacs at this point. Since CB never even contacted my after I send then en e-mail I will not even buy a bearing kit to rebuilt...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Andrey

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I also prefer riding on the Mid Hudson bridge instead of the...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Andrey

The new trail along route 299 from the Walkway...

The new trail along route 299 from the Walkway Over the Hudson to New Paltz is already paved although not officially open yet. I already rode it a couple of times. It is very flat and smooth. From...
04-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Andrey

I ride about 5000-6000 miles a year shearing the...

I ride about 5000-6000 miles a year shearing the rides between 4 bikes. Look Keo pedals on two bikes are still original and still spin smoothly. I probably went with 4-5 sets of CB pedals in less...
04-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Andrey

Crank Brothers pedals ?

I have a cyclocross bike and long distance road bike that I use CB pedals I am getting frustrated with the quality of the pedals.

Just a couple of weeks ago a relatively new pedal(2 years old)...
Replies: 55
Views: 6,941
Posted By Andrey

I vote for the lighter carbon bike for the ride...

I vote for the lighter carbon bike for the ride because of this .
Westfields 200k rides are pretty fast and if you want to stay with the group, at least till the first or second control you need the...
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