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Old 11-14-10, 09:59 AM   #1
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Question about Trainers and Dahon Ec3

Can the Dahon EC3 be used with a bike trainer? I have an old trainer from a hybrid and was wondering if I can use it on my folding bike?
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Picture of the trainer?
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Picture of the trainer?
Here is the picture, I do not know the manufacture but it cost me around $150.

It also is missing the bar that goes across
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It appears that it might be adjustable so the twenty inch wheel will fit.
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It appears that it might be adjustable so the twenty inch wheel will fit.
I was not even thinking about the wheel size, I was thinking about the height?
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prop up the front wheel by putting some books under it.
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prop up the front wheel by putting some books under it.
I already have the wheel stand to prop the front wheel up with.

I hope this will not mis-align the wheels.

How can a trainer that was purchased for a hybrid with 24" wheels work on a folder with 20" wheels and a much smaller frame?
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No one can explain how a trainer for a 24" wheel and larger frame would fit a 20" small frame folder?
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Normally on trainers, height of roller or the axle can be adjusted for height of wheel. The problem I see is they might expect you to have hub with quick release skewers, etc. I am not sure if your dahon has one...
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No one can explain how a trainer for a 24" wheel and larger frame would fit a 20" small frame folder?
the trainers are designed with an adjustable height resistance roller.
they'll fit sizes from 16" to 28"

since it doesn't pinch down on the whole wheel, only the radius of it matters.
that would make it 8" to 14" and 6" isn't hard to adjust with a long bolt.
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