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Old 01-13-08, 04:39 PM   #1
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will my carbon fiber frame be ok in my trainer

my wife put her trek pilot 5.2 full carbon on a trainer.. should i be concerned ? any help would be great thanks.. keep on pedalin.
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Old 01-13-08, 06:12 PM   #2
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pedal away, the frame isnt made of noodles
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Old 01-13-08, 09:21 PM   #3
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It's going to melt.
My full CF tarmac lives on the trainer this time of year. No issues at all.
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Old 01-14-08, 02:02 AM   #4
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my wife put her trek pilot 5.2 full carbon on a trainer.. should i be concerned ? any help would be great thanks.. keep on pedalin.
I think you should be very concerned! with all the extra training she'll soon be able to drop you at will, how will you deal with the embarasment of being dropped.... by a girl!!!!

(just hacksaw through her chainstays while she's in the shower and everything will be back to normal )
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Old 01-14-08, 12:01 PM   #5
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you guys are too much.. love this site. thanks for your help.

i had the hacksaw blade in the wrong direction, didn't make it thru the chainstay in time.. . she caught me.
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Old 01-14-08, 04:07 PM   #6
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Carbon tubes are very tough, EXCEPT when subjected to compression forces. Some bike shops have workstands that clamp to the frame of the bike...excessive clamping forces can shatter a carbon tube. The same thing has occurred with some vehicle racks that use clamps.

But, as long as you are not using any clamping or compression device to mount your bike to a trainer, you shouldn't have any problem.

Most Goodwill stores and Salvation Army stores have bikes for $20...cheap training bikes.
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