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Old 09-29-09, 06:36 AM   #1
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I just bought a computrainer

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on ebay

hopefully I can figure out how to use the damn thing

I dont think they work with old I-Macs so now I'll probably have to buy a lap top too
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Old 09-29-09, 08:01 AM   #2
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cool... always was interested in those, but $ was too much.

does it allow networking / racing across the internet?
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Old 09-29-09, 10:28 AM   #3
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cool... always was interested in those, but $ was too much.

does it allow networking / racing across the internet?

yes

great thread on the subject http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-360184.html

I actually purchased the Fortius after picking Dr. WJ brain for a bit last year. Looking forward to the rain so I can get back on and re-connect with all the guys I road with last year (from New York, Alaska, Canada, France to name a few)
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Old 09-29-09, 10:59 AM   #4
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hopefully I can figure out how to use the damn thing

I dont think they work with old I-Macs so now I'll probably have to buy a lap top too
You should be able to use it without a computer through the keypad interface. Considering the time I've spent on them over the previous few years, all I can say is you poor bastard.
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Old 09-29-09, 04:47 PM   #5
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hopefully I can figure out how to use the damn thing

I dont think they work with old I-Macs so now I'll probably have to buy a lap top too
At least yours will hook up to a computer. Mine is so old it interfaces with an 8-bit Nintendo!

How much did you pay if you don't mind saying.

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You should be able to use it without a computer through the keypad interface.
Stand alone in ergometer mode, all the pain you'll ever need.

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all I can say is you poor bastard.
+1 Enjoy

Muhahahaha
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Old 09-29-09, 05:26 PM   #6
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Damn dude, you're going to be even scarier come spring...
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Old 09-29-09, 05:53 PM   #7
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at least yours will hook up to a computer. Mine is so old it interfaces with an 8-bit nintendo!

how much did you pay if you don't mind saying.


stand alone in ergometer mode, all the pain you'll ever need.



+1 enjoy

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Old 09-29-09, 08:13 PM   #8
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If it wants a PC interface and you have a mac you might look into running Windoze
in a VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine ( 50~60 dollars) or in a VirtualBox VM (free).

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I bet a cheap netbook could run computrainer software.
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That online racing stuff just sounds awesome. I've only been on a computrainer for some testing, never doing the online stuff.

Does it make the trainer better? Or does it still suck?
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That online racing stuff just sounds awesome. I've only been on a computrainer for some testing, never doing the online stuff.

Does it make the trainer better? Or does it still suck?
Dude, for us, cheaper is better.
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Old 09-29-09, 10:39 PM   #12
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Dude, for us, cheaper is better.
Oh, I definitely wasn't gonna buy one. I was just curious. I am gonna buy a trainer soon, but probably just a magnetic.
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Oh, I definitely wasn't gonna buy one. I was just curious. I am gonna buy a trainer soon, but probably just a magnetic.
used fluid
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Is it really that much better? I'm worried about getting a cheap fluid and having it leak. I don't know that I can really afford a good one.
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Is it really that much better? I'm worried about getting a cheap fluid and having it leak. I don't know that I can really afford a good one.
Yes, it's that much better. You can't afford not to have a fluid trainer. You'll buy the magnetic, then in a month you'll wind up buying the fluid anyway, so just skip step 1 and be done with it.
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If it wants a PC interface and you have a mac you might look into running Windoze
in a VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine ( 50~60 dollars) or in a VirtualBox VM (free).

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If his iMac is "older" - i.e. over 4 years old, it'll have the PPC chipset and be unable to run the Windows simulators the newer Intel processors can.
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If his iMac is "older" - i.e. over 4 years old, it'll have the PPC chipset and be unable to run the Windows simulators the newer Intel processors can.
it's more like 8 years old, and if I think it's 8 years old, it's probably 10

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thanks but I'll be honest, if you would have written this in swahili I wouldnt have understood it any less.
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