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    Failed attempt at DIY "rock and roll" trainer

    I found this thread from a few years ago, but I'm not a welder.

    So I tried hacking this together with some rubber stoppers and bungie cords.

    Massive fail, it rocks way to easily. You just fall to one side and ride crooked. It's also too tall, you end up 8" off the ground without an easy way to get on and off. Oh, well... What do I expect for 30 minutes of work?

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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    The road to DIY success is paved with countless failed projects..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    The road to DIY success is paved with countless failed projects..
    Just ask the Wright brothers, or Edison, or Monsieur and Madame Curie.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    It's only a true failure if you fail to learn something from it, otherwise it is a "learning experience"

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