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    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
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    The fluid and the wind trainer are two different things, right? Is this wind trainer a good thing? I was just being polite since I knew Caincando1 was looking for one. If he doesn't want, I might go look at this.

    I seem to remember that there was one kind everyone hated, and I think it was the wind one....

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Starting from the bottom up in quality:
    • Wind
    • Magnetic
    • Fluid


    Go with Fluid, all the way!
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    Wind trainers function really well. Unfortunately they're loud as hell. I like to watch TV, play a movie or listen to lecture while I'm on mine, so wind doesn't work. If you live with others, it really doesn't work.

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    OK, I've pretty much decided to use a trainer to supplement my outdoor riding this winter. I decided to start looking NOW for a bike to put on it - what do you guys think of this? I'm not used to riding a road bike, but eventually want to.

    http://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/382847930.html The price is certainly right...

    Advice? Suggestions? General suggestions for what you need the bike to be able to do, if it's going to live on a trainer? I'd be kind of surprised if this particular one's still available, for $5!

    Edit.. oops. it's just a wheel. For some reason I thought it was a bike missing a rear wheel. Suggestions are still welcome!
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Actually, it's a quick process putting a bike on or off of a trainer.....

    Takes all of 2 or 3 minutes. You can use your regular bike, unless you want a dedicated bike for the trainer. Then pretty much any bike will do! Just use a smooth rear tire!
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    OK, I've pretty much decided to use a trainer to supplement my outdoor riding this winter. I decided to start looking NOW for a bike to put on it - what do you guys think of this? I'm not used to riding a road bike, but eventually want to.

    http://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/382847930.html The price is certainly right...

    Advice? Suggestions? General suggestions for what you need the bike to be able to do, if it's going to live on a trainer? I'd be kind of surprised if this particular one's still available, for $5!

    Edit.. oops. it's just a wheel. For some reason I thought it was a bike missing a rear wheel. Suggestions are still welcome!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    I just toss my Lemond in the trainer. You're not going to beat the crap out of your primary ride while it's on a trainer. You'll get some wear and tear on your components, but whatever. Just buy a crappy rear tire to wear out.

    Oh, and start downloading some shows to watch while you ride this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    I just toss my Lemond in the trainer. You're not going to beat the crap out of your primary ride while it's on a trainer. You'll get some wear and tear on your components, but whatever. Just buy a crappy rear tire to wear out.

    Oh, and start downloading some shows to watch while you ride this winter.
    Or for $35.00 you can get the Continental Trainer Tire that will last for a long, long time and you won't have to keep replacing those crappy tires. I got a low cost rear wheel that I put the trainer tire on and all I have to do it swap the rear wheel when I want to use the trainer and I am ready to go in less than 5 minutes.
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    1up usa makes one of the best trainers and the machine work is very nice. Price is good too. http://1upusa.com

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