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    Heavy-weight stand for winter indoor use?

    Hello,

    I am new to the forums so please let me know if this question has been answered elsewhere or if I otherwise insert foot in mouth.

    I'm in the process of purchasing a Worksman cruiser for myself for my 30th birthday and want to also get a stand for indoor use (since my birthday is in January and I live in Maine).

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a heavy-duty stand? I weigh 375.

    Thanks!

    -d

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    By stand do you mean trainer?

    I just want to clarify prior to giving crazy info.

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    My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimike View Post
    By stand do you mean trainer?

    I just want to clarify prior to giving crazy info.
    Yes, this is what I meant. Not just something to stand the bike on, but something to train on in the winter.

    Thanks!

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    Buy some Nokian carbide-studded tires and you can train by riding around the neighborhood, back and forth from the store, and so on.
    Current stable: Sun Atlas X-type (mine), Trek Navigator 3 (wife), two Sun Revolution cruisers (wife, daughter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.
    x 2

    As far as I know Kurt Kinetics only mention of weight limitation is with respect to their Rock and Roll model, in that they suggest riders over 250 lbs use a stationary trainer [Road Machine or Cyclone] rather than their Rock and Roll model.
    They have an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANT -- http://www.kurtkinetic.com/lifetime_warranty.php as such, I don't see any concerns over rider's weight.

    I suspect you could drop them a note, including your question and the make and model of bike you have to see what they say?

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    I was told the KK's all top out at the 250lb weight-limit. I bought the CycleOps Mag 2 tha thas some ridiculous weight limit of 800lbs or something. The CycleOps is a fine trainer and Ive had zero issues with it. I MUCH prefer the open road but with the icy roads fast approaching, Im happy I have the CycleOps as a back-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seve View Post
    x 2

    As far as I know Kurt Kinetics only mention of weight limitation is with respect to their Rock and Roll model, in that they suggest riders over 250 lbs use a stationary trainer [Road Machine or Cyclone] rather than their Rock and Roll model.
    They have an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANT -- http://www.kurtkinetic.com/lifetime_warranty.php as such, I don't see any concerns over rider's weight.

    I suspect you could drop them a note, including your question and the make and model of bike you have to see what they say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.
    +3. I only get on that when I absolutely HAVE to. As others have said, dress for ridding outdoors and put on studded tires.
    It was 35 with a 15 mph wind today and I just grabbed the belaclava and did a 54 mile 'recovery' ride. Nothing better than the crisp air.

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    If I ever buy one it is going to be the 1up USA CPR A-2000. It has lifetime warranty, free shipping and free return satisfaction guaranty. If nothing else, call them up and check on any weight limits. Check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    I was told the KK's all top out at the 250lb weight-limit. I bought the CycleOps Mag 2 tha thas some ridiculous weight limit of 800lbs or something. The CycleOps is a fine trainer and Ive had zero issues with it. I MUCH prefer the open road but with the icy roads fast approaching, Im happy I have the CycleOps as a back-up.
    Cycleops claims a 300 lb weight limit for all trainers:
    http://www.cycleops.com/en/faqs.html

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    there are some Spin Trainers, like the ones thru J&B,Sunlite , fairly low cost, adjustable.
    Rugged.. costs about like decent trainer stands ..
    takes 9/16" pedals so you can pull the road bike's , and use them.
    improve the saddle .. sweat up a storm of your own ...

    Clean up he road bike and ride it outside when the weather breaks.

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