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Old 10-14-06, 03:54 PM   #1
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Quick trainer question

I haven't been following the trainer threads too closely, because I can ride year round here. That said, are there trainers that set up quickly so that one could mount the bike for a day when it's raining, and then quickly take it back off when the sun comes back out? In other words, a trainer (or whatever) for spur of the moment indoor riding?

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Yes! Look past the gold bike in the foreground and you will see my Traveler (on the right) and Ms. PB's MTB (on the left). It takes at most 3 minutes to set a bike up in the trainer and less than 1 minute to remove it. Now, no comments about my attic.
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I own the Travel Trac from Performance. Takes maybe 10 minutes to put the bike in the trainer and even less to take it out. Very simple once you've done it a couple of times.
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I do what you want to do. My training bike is a Trek Hybrid and it goes in and out of my CycleOps FL2 trainer in a minute or two. It does take a little practice and it is important to keep the pressure of tire to friction wheel low, otherwise you have to reset it every time. I keep the CycleOps supplied tie rod installed for road/trail biking.
Getting the bike in/out the house and on/off the car takes more time than setting the bike on the trainer.
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Yes! Look past the gold bike in the foreground and you will see my Traveler (on the right) and Ms. PB's MTB (on the left). It takes at most 3 minutes to set a bike up in the trainer and less than 1 minute to remove it. Now, no comments about my attic.
No need- I remember the view you get out of the window so I'll forgive you for letting the Attic get into a replica of my Bike shed.
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PastorBob......one man's attic is another man's living room.
...except when Ms. PB and the daughter take it over and fill it up with girly stuff they just won't part with!

But for the life of me I can't imagine why Gary would ever need a trainer? How often does it rain in San Diego? 10 days a year? And does the temp ever drop below 60F? If I can ride 34 miles today while it was 44, overcast, and the wind was blowing at 10-20 mph, Gary can ride on the occasional rainy day just to show some solidarity with us pitiful lugs who really have to endure winter. Come on Gary, show us your mettle.
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Off the trainer in 5 minutes tops & that includes pumping up the tires.
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...except when Ms. PB and the daughter take it over and fill it up with girly stuff they just won't part with!

But for the life of me I can't imagine why Gary would ever need a trainer? How often does it rain in San Diego? 10 days a year? And does the temp ever drop below 60F? If I can ride 34 miles today while it was 44, overcast, and the wind was blowing at 10-20 mph, Gary can ride on the occasional rainy day just to show some solidarity with us pitiful lugs who really have to endure winter. Come on Gary, show us your mettle.
Sometimes I can't get outside in the winter months before it gets dark. I'd rather sit in front of the TV and pedal something, instead of sitting in front of the TV and not pedalling something. Seems like a good way to kill an hour.

Otherwise, i agree. i like riding in the rain from time to time.
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Am I the only crazy one here? Rollers. No set-up. Well no set-up other than moving anything I might fall on out of the way.
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Am I the only crazy one here? Rollers. No set-up. Well no set-up other than moving anything I might fall on out of the way.
I don't believe we want to recomend rollers to Gary
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Okay, I need it spelled out, what are rollers?
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Any of the track stand style trainers only take a couple of minutes to set up. The buckets of sweat generated and the overall boredom that can stretch a minute into 10 is another story. That noted, there are a great way to get in cycling time when the sunset is early.
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Okay, I need it spelled out, what are rollers?

These are rollers. You basically ride them as you would ride on the road. They take a fair amount of skill.
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Gary: Why not take one of your bikes and put it in the trainer and set it on your balcony. You can cover it the same way you're going to cover your bikes anyway, and this way you'll be able to ride outside (I'm assuming your balcony has a roof covering it. If not, never mind!) I've got a bike placed in the trainer that only comes out if all of my other bikes are unavailable, which is almost never.
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Gary: there's a swap meet in San Diego's Velodrome (Sunday Nov 5, 2006). Since its close to you, you might want to go there and check it out:

http://www.cyclingscience.org/2006swapmeet.htm
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Gary: there's a swap meet in San Diego's Velodrome (Sunday Nov 5, 2006). Since its close to you, you might want to go there and check it out:

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No need- I remember the view you get out of the window so I'll forgive you for letting the Attic get into a replica of my Bike shed.

Stapfam: I've noted that you did not offer to rent a corner of your Bike Shed to DeeGee when he was trying to solve his cruiser storage problem...does this represent cooling of relations between our fine nations 'separated by a common language'?
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What ever you do, make sure there is some kind of cloth to absorb the sweat under the trainer. I had a roomie who decided that the ideal place to watch the Olympics was from atop his bike on rollers. He pedaled so much and sweated so much into the carpet, that the whole living room smelled like a gym locker. I was not amused.
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