1993 Merlin extralight road,1990 speciallized Allez Carbon,1994 Bianchi cyclocross, 1998 Klien Attitude Race,1998 Klien Mantra,1976 nishiki turned into a fixed
from what I remeber about my buddy's
The tripod was not the most stable for out of the saddle stuff
He welded a big hunk of iron plate to it....much better but now it was not portable
for just a workout, and for $50 buy it IMHO
On a scale of loudness, fan trainers are louder than mag trainers and mag trainers are louder than fluid trainers. The mag trainer I used to use was not terribly loud. I would think that a trainer that held you reasonably stable would be worth $50, and also worth a 1/2 hour drive to test drive. Good luck.