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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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    cool... always was interested in those, but $ was too much.

    does it allow networking / racing across the internet?
    "have fun and be kind"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    used

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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.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    all I can say is you poor bastard.
    +1 Enjoy

    Muhahahaha

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    Damn dude, you're going to be even scarier come spring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enthalpic View Post
    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

    muhahahaha
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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).

    Jerry

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    used fluid
    ftw
    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    used fluid
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    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.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrrej View Post
    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).

    Jerry
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by yrrej View Post
    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).

    Jerry
    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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