I just wanted to show my vintage indoor trainer I built up.
I needed a trainer seeing as I'm on a long rehab path from surgery, before the OP I was looking for a trainer new to buy but Gezz! anything good is expensive and if anything goes wrong you have to rely on warranty or it's stuffed for good.
I also don't like there resistance methods. So on the bay a week from surgery this came up locally, it's even made locally too from back in the 80's so it's vintage
I cant say it was that cheap, a lot of people wanted it but nothing like the expense of new stuff and most of the drive train was buggered but hey! I've got a big parts bin and can keep it running forever with regular bike parts.
Considering the vintage this is impressive , the pedaling effort is dead accurate to real riding and the wheel throws a nice wind over my body from toes to my face for cooling. The riding position can be customized same as a regular bike.
I had to remake the center drive. I kept the BB housing but had to weld new mounts. I sacrificed a crank cutting off the arm and ground off the inner ring rivets.
The small ring is the second smallest cassette ring of an old mtb, welded in a large washer against it then welded a 9/16 socket against that to fit the BB spindal with the original bolt holding it in place.
I think I did alright considering I couldn't be active more than 15min at a time.
The main drive has a Dura-Ace BB with 600 cranks.
I added a Campy derallier and Suntour 7's shifter and left the original wheel in place for now, it index's well. Later I'll put a Record/Ambrosio wheel in and make new fan blades that don't harm the wheel.
If needed I'll use the mtb bars pictured but I'll see how it go's.
There's 3ttt bars and stem, Concor saddle and Campy levers with cabling in place with a spring just to hold the levers out.
"Ahh" it's all a bit of fun.