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By dev trash (Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 02:54:24 PM EST) (all tags)
How would I go about getting the item in the photos put together so I can 'train' this winter?


I gots it for free, so yeah.

Oh and a bonus shot at sunset.  It's blurry I know, but the colors, look at those colors!

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I have a training roller thing by Herring (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 02:57:37 PM EST
Cycling on it is very boring.

To assemble: Attach bike (by the axles), adjust stuff until it all works, go.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

IAWTP by miker2 (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:18:08 PM EST
Put bike on contraption (damn that things old), and proceed to burn through more DVD's than you thought possible.

I've done up to 4.5 hours on a trainer, but most times just 90-100 minutes is enough to wish for death.


Ah, sociopathy. How warm, how comforting, thy sweet embrace. - MNS
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Don't forget by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:48:51 PM EST
buy a really cheap ass tire to mount on the back wheel.. Those suckers eat through your tires..

Also, no pics of 3rd base 'basket of issues' girl..


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hmm yeah. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:55:02 PM EST
Pics of her? Nah. Although she appears to be playing games, sent me an IM 'quick hi'. 

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I do not agree by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 06:20:44 PM EST
A cheap tire will melt and spray black goo all over your bike, the trainer, and whatever is behind it. Melting tires also stink.

They cost a bit, but a trainer tire is worth the money. The $30 this tire costs is only twice the cost of two or three really cheap tires and will easily outlast all of them.  Plus you won't have a mess to clean up.

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yeah by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:49:01 PM EST
She said it's at least 10 years old.  I don't think i can use it though, I have a quick release rear wheel, and that hampers the proper fitting  Pity, I was looking forward to staying in some shape this winter.


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Looks similar fittings to mine by Herring (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 04:15:32 PM EST
which go on my QR rear wheel fine. On the road bike that is - don't think it wil work on the mountain bike what with the tyres and that.

The one I have is not exactly new. And not exactly used either ....

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky

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Those trainers are made for quick release by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 06:30:55 PM EST
but you might need a different skewer. Trainers normally take the bottom-of-the-line, generic skewers. You should be able to get one for $7 ($3 + $4.10)  or $8 (with free shipping), or maybe about $5 from your LBS. Just make sure they're wide enough for your wheel. Road and MTB wheels are different widths, but you probably don't want to put a MTB on a trainer anyway.
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cool thanks by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 02:28:48 PM EST


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About 2 hours is my limit by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 06:36:38 PM EST
There are only so many movies that will work for a trainer.

Top picks: Rocky Horror; Bigger, Longer, Uncut; Team America; Spinal Tap; Shawn of the Dead;


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boring is okay. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:44:53 PM EST


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Cool! by johnny (4.00 / 3) #8 Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 05:15:59 PM EST
What the fuck is it?

Buy my books, dammit!
it's a trainer. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 02:33:54 PM EST
So I can bike all winter long and stay in shape and stay warm.

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A trainer won't help you bike all winter long by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #14 Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 04:17:07 PM EST
Long johns and a warm jacket will.

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I'm fresh out. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 01:33:58 PM EST
I do have a trainer though.


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