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    Senior Member rkimble's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    Yes you should level the bike. I'm cheap, so I use a phone book.
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    Senior Member rkimble's Avatar
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    Thanks Tom! I just purchased that from Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caincando1 View Post
    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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