Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Jury-rigging Killer Headwind

    I'm looking at the Killer Headwind resistance unit from Kreitler:


    And it looks like I can attach it to any set of rollers, not just Kreitler. My rollers are the CycleOps PVC rollers:


    Think the two will work together?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  2. #2
    Sensible shoes. CastIron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    St. Paul,MN
    My Bikes
    A few.
    Posts
    8,799
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do either of the end rollers have an un-used groove for the belt drive?
    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    Why am I in your signature.

  3. #3
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Both sides of the rollers have grooves, so I guess yes there is an unused groove.

    My only concern is with the attachment point between the resistance unit and the roller. On the Kreitler rollers, the drum is elevated above the frame; with the CycleOps, the drum mounts on the inside of the frame.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3,918
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It should work.
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

  5. #5
    Making a kilometer blurry waterrockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Austin (near TX)
    My Bikes
    rkwaki's porn collection
    Posts
    26,112
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can hack something together to get the thing mounted. Since the Kreitlers are elevated off the base, the attachment point is closer to the belt line. On the Performance rollers, you're going to have the belt line about 1" off.

    I think your best bet is to utilize the holes in the base in front of the front wheels to attach the KHW on the inside of the base. That should get the belt line close enough to keep it quiet. The KHW adjusts belt tension, so it will be easy to accommodate the forward mounting position by sliding it back on its beam.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I looks like your rollers have several sets of holes just forward of the drums. I'd bet you could bolt the Killer headwind to one of those sets of holes. The KH mounts via hole in a tab that sticks down off the end of the arm, very simple. No promises but I don't see why you couldn't get them to work. Belt length might be a minor issue. Good choice by the way, it will dramatically change your roller workouts...

  7. #7
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was riding 53x11 on the rollers last night, 105rpm at threshold. I know my FTP is gonna go up, so I want to increase the resistance on the rollers without resorting to things like towels or flat tires.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I was riding 53x11 on the rollers last night, 105rpm at threshold. I know my FTP is gonna go up, so I want to increase the resistance on the rollers without resorting to things like towels or flat tires.
    Open the flap on the KH all the way and you'll know why they call it "Killer" A quarter open works pretty well for workouts in the 300-ish range...

  9. #9
    Senior Member Dubbayoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    My Bikes
    Pedal Force QS3
    Posts
    7,683
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    THAT THING IS UNBELIEVABLY LOUD! I used to have one.

  10. #10
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So long as it works, I don't care how loud it is. I'll be using it in my garage.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  11. #11
    Slow'n'Aero DrWJODonnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Driving the pace in the crosswind
    Posts
    2,599
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They work necely. I have one. It can REALLY make you work though. The killer headwind just needs to go over the bolt that sticks out of your drum, so rather than mounting it to the ouside of your frime, you can probalby put it on the INSIDE, next to the drum itself if you feel you need a straighter line of pull. Don't worry about it though. It is well made and you will be fine with it.

  12. #12
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got one on the way. Maybe I can get rid of my trainer now.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  13. #13
    Mmmmm Donuts! FatguyRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Crownsville, MD
    My Bikes
    1998 IF Crown Jewel
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    go to Home Depot and get some flat bar stock and make a z shaped bracket with 2 holes to mount the KH unit ahead of the drums to an unused frame hole. you can adjust the depth of the bend to fine tune the alignment. If you want to get fancy, make 2 brackets and drill and extra hole in the KH extention arm to get even more stability.
    John

    '09 Cannondale CAAD9 - Team Latitude/ABRT Special.
    '04 Lemond Victorie Ti
    '98 IF Crown Jewel (dead)
    '92 Trek2100 (TT)
    '50 something Gino Bartali (fixer)
    '02 Ducati ST4s (Moto-Ref mount)

    My Blog

  14. #14
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It works!






    Thanks to BF'er El Diablo Rojo for the smokin' deal on the KHW unit.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  15. #15
    Banned. El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    ATX, Ex So Cal
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
    Posts
    11,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Glad it worked out!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •