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    Fat Man, Tiny Bike
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    Trainer on budget

    I am very interested in buying a trainer, but right now I am on a very tight budget, can anyone recommend a trainer that is good but not as expensive as most?

    Thanks,
    Pete

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    Instead of a trainer consider a used Schwinn AirDyne stationary bike.
    There a tons of them used for not much money making them a better
    year 'round deal for cardio & muscle tone. I bought a $1400 AirDyne
    for less than $300 so I know there are killer deals to be had if you look.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    I have one of the Nashbar jobs I bought on sale (made by Minoura, I believe). It was well under 100 bucks and works quite well.

    Check your Craigslist and thrift store outlets; sometimes you get lucky. I bought an almost-new Blackburn trainer years ago at a goodwill for nine bucks. "What is that thing?" asked the lady. "Uh, 9 bucks..."

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    A Nashbar fluid trainer works well and is inexpensive. But better is to spend the money on winter cycling clothes and ride outside year-round.

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