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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-26-07, 08:52 PM   #26
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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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Old 07-26-07, 09:49 PM   #27
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Starting from the bottom up in quality:
  • Wind
  • Magnetic
  • Fluid

Go with Fluid, all the way!
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Old 07-27-07, 01:19 AM   #28
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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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Old 07-28-07, 05:11 PM   #29
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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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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!
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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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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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Old 07-28-07, 07:48 PM   #32
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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.
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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Old 07-29-07, 12:28 AM   #33
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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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