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Old 07-13-06, 07:06 PM   #1
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Surgery Done - Thinking about trainer

Mt Bike wreck damage repaired
Doc says I was lucky the shattered sternum did't cause cardiac problem & hole in abdomen closed.
Now I can start pedaling as soon as I'm up to it.

How about suggestions for a stationary trainer? Ease of use, setup and ??? A good value for the $. Fluid, Magnetic, Friction

I,m clueless on this stuff
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Old 07-13-06, 07:28 PM   #2
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I've got a CycleOps Fluid II that I'm happy with, well built and a lifetime 'repair or replace' warranty ....

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One choice is the style........either a front fork (and rear wheel) mount, which is more secure as well as a bit less portable and takes an extra minute to put your bike on, or one that attaches only to your rear wheel and is more portable. Given you're doing some recovery, you might want a more secure mount although I've never heard of anyone "flipping over" on their portable trainer.
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I've got a CycleOps Fluid II that I'm happy with, well built and a lifetime 'repair or replace' warranty ....

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Use it every working day to save time. Great workout at 17 MPH. Sprint out of saddle every 15 minutes at 18 MPH +++. The CycleOps FL2 is reliable, reasonably quiet and I think a good deal at <$300.-
I am using it with a Trek Hybrid 700 x 38 tires. Set a low pressure of tire to friction wheel.
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I buy the cheapest ones Performance has on sale. Since I hate riding any trainer, I haven't noticed much difference in how they function.
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