Recumbent - Trainer for 20" wheel
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11-29-06, 10:23 PM
I have searched the BF and looked at a number of sites that have trainers, but I have yet to find a thread, or a site that tells you whether the trainer they have will accomodate a 20" wheel. Can I have some recommendations for a fluid trainer under $200.00 that will accomodate a 20" wheel. Thanks.
11-30-06, 05:18 AM
I just bought a Kurt Kinetic trainer that will, with an adapter, fit 20 inch wheels and I think it will accept wheels down to 16 inch. It is closer to $300 though, but has a lifetime warantee. Another good trainer that I think will go to 20 inches is the OneUpUSA. It uses a variable diameter rotating mass instead of fluid (think ice skater doing a spin changing rotating speed as they go fast with arms in and slow as they extend their arms).
11-30-06, 09:12 PM
This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but the Hostel Shoppe has a wind trainer for 20" wheels and a
20" wheel adapter for a fluid trainer. If you're interested, visit http://www.hostelshoppe.com.
12-02-06, 10:24 AM
Not very hi tech, and probably voids lots of warranties, but I took a hunk of 2 inch square tube (like the square piece that goes in a receiver hitch) and put it between the resistance unit and the trainer frame.
Ugly, but it works.
Maxbender! Thanks so much for this. It is exactly what I'm looking for, for my "Catrike Road". A sensible, easy solution without spending $400 Cdn! Thank you!
12-03-06, 10:19 PM
1 hunk of iron, plus two metric bolts from Lowes, and assorted washers and nuts...
I imagine a 2x4 might work if you are not into the metal thing.
Still not bad for a $4.00 fix.
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