I finally figured out the adjustments to the new trainer so I can ride on nasty days. Yes I felt like an idiot for not thinking of moving the wheel on the trainer the way I did before. I did discover after airing them up that the tires on my road bike are good, but one tube is bad. I also took and blew the old bike off and discovered it needs to go in for a good lube and to have the derailers adjusted (rear derailer is sticking and not keeping tension on the chain).
I didn't get a ride as my eyes were dilated from an Optical appointment with the VA for a regular and diabetic eye exam (that went very well and new glasses will be here in a few weeks).
I did ride the trainer for a few minutes, but not long enough. I also found out that I really want the old vintage 12 speed for the trainer inside as I think the street tires will be much quieter compared to the Geax mountain bike tires on the 29er.
I will take the 1984 Centurion Lemans 12 speed in tomorrow to be worked on while my wife and I get groceries to last us for the two week pay cycle. I am going to put pedals on that I can use with my cleats and keep the vintage pedals with cages. This bike is a 26 inch frame with 27 inch tires (I think the frame was measured by the upright tube that goes between the seat post and the crank).