General Cycling Discussion - QuickStand Trainer
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09-16-08, 10:50 AM
While I was at the CarolinaTT at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC back in August, I saw someone on the most basic looking trainer I had ever seen. A QuickStand Trainer. So I go looking for them online, and I can't find a thing. Well, I found an outdated imitation-yellowbook site that had the company and their phone number. I call it today and the number has apparently been disconnected. So have they gone the way of the dinosaurs?
11-16-08, 12:46 PM
Found one, bought it, love it.
11-16-08, 09:36 PM
Whoops! I do suppose pictures would help! Here are a few!
Great unit. Folds up pretty skinny, adjusts easily to a few different sizes of wheels. Only downside is that I need to use two fairly high powered fans to keep it cool. one directly on the magnet and the other on the wheel.
Looks good, I like the minimalist design. How hot does it get? And how much did it cost?
11-18-08, 01:47 PM
Well, I've done my research and the company appears to be out of business. They were based in Florida. As for what it cost, I happened to stumble across a craigslist ad on a google search for someone selling on on the western side of the country. After a number of emails, and payment, they shipped it to where I am on the East Coast. Since it was bought from someone, I paid about $110. I hear that they ran about $200-250 new.
Well, if I don't have the fan aimed directly on the magnet, after about a 10 minute sprint, I think I could have fried a small egg on the magnet housing. So it gets really hot without a fan on it. But as long as you keep things away from the magnet, it's fine.
I will say this, the gap in one side of the locking assembly, where your skewer handle can go through. I had to takemy dremel and grind the gap wider for my skewers. Thinner skewer handles would work fine, and mine did too, but it just felt a little unstable to me before I fixed it.
Good luck finding one. It took me nearly a month to find the one I did. But they are out there!
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