Clydes and trainers...a cautionary tale
So I've set my Sirrus up in the basement with a mag trainer I bought about 10 years ago.
Early one morning this week I get on the bike for the first time and start pedaling - there's a lot of resistance. After a couple minutes, I smell burning rubber. I stop, look at the tire and see it's sorta warm. I just figure the back tire pressure needs topping up, maybe increasing the tension.
Next day I move the bike to pump up the tire, and realize I've burned a black strip into the carpet of the basement. Ugh. Clydesdale weight pushes the rear wheel down into the carpet.
So let my black stripe be a lesson to us all.