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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 12-27-07, 06:26 PM   #1
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Trainer Geometry

I got a trainer for Christmas from Nashbar. When I ride I notice that that the geometry seems way off. For those of you that use trainers do you have to prop the front wheel up on something so the bike is level like riding on a road?
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Old 12-27-07, 06:33 PM   #2
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Yep, you can either stick a wide board or a trainer lift ring for the front wheel under the front wheel.

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Old 12-27-07, 09:16 PM   #3
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Yes you should level the bike. I'm cheap, so I use a phone book.
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Old 12-28-07, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thanks Tom! I just purchased that from Amazon.
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Yes you should level the bike. I'm cheap, so I use a phone book.
It works remarkably well, but now my coffee table is wobbly
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I prop my front wheel up about 12" to better utilize the climbing muscles.
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3 small pieces of 2x4 and a couple of drywall screws did the trick for me.
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