Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Roller Stabilization Device *SURVEY*

    Everyone,
    I am in a design class trying to come up with a stabilization device for roller trainers. If anyone could just answer these few questions, it would really help me out a ton. Thanks!

    How often have do you lose your balance on the rollers during one use?

    None 1-2 3-4 5-6 more than six

    How many times have you been injured using the rollers?

    None 1-2 3-4 5-6 more than six

    Would you be interested in a stabilization device that would help support the bike, but could be adjusted to allow some movement?

    Yes No

    How much would you be willing to spend on such a device?

    $50-$75 $76-$100 $101-$125 $126-$150

    Where would be the best location on the bike to clamp for stabilization?

  2. #2
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,633
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1) None (since I learned how to ride rollers)
    2) None
    3) Yes
    4) 50 - 75 over the price of the rollers

    Hard to say, imobilize the top of the bike and the wheels slide out
    from under you. However Tacx markets a stabilzing device that clamps
    to the handle bars. so maybe my thinking is off?

    As an avid roller rider this is interesting, I'd be interested to see what
    you come up with.

    Marty
    Sono piý lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  3. #3
    crackhead
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    little rock, ar
    My Bikes
    santa cruz blur, felt F50, motobecane super mirage
    Posts
    170
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1. Depends on the last time I did it. If I'm rusty, maybe once or twice.
    2. None.
    3. No. If I wanted stability I'd use my trainer. Rollers are for balance.
    4. N/A
    5. Maybe a skewer that would attach to fork or clamping the downtube.

  4. #4
    Cycling Anarchist Trsnrtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,083
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've ridden rollers untold hours over the last 20+ winters and may be a little biased, but here goes;

    How often have do you lose your balance on the rollers during one use? None

    How many times have you been injured using the rollers? None

    Would you be interested in a stabilization device that would help support the bike, but could be adjusted to allow some movement? No

    How much would you be willing to spend on such a device? $0

    Where would be the best location on the bike to clamp for stabilization? I wouldn't.

    I think you are seeking a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

  5. #5
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The rollers are just fine the way they are.... Why make them complicated...?
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Oak Park Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    San Rafael, California
    My Bikes
    1991 Bottecchia; 2004 DION
    Posts
    193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a roller stabilization device that I got with my Kreitler rollers before I developed my balance. Used them one time and the work-out was not as good as just using the rollers alone. After 9 months of roller riding, I wouldn't waste my money on a stabilization device. No injuries or problems.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If there was a device where you could adjust the stabiliztion to the point where it would not restrict your movement, only protect you from falling, would you be interested?


    Do you think such a device would be beneficial to those just beginning to ride on rollers?

    Would you use a such a device as a safety option if you are an experienced rider?

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    AZ
    My Bikes
    Landshark Road/Soul Cycles Single Speed
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How often have do you lose your balance on the rollers during one use?

    None, once I learned to use them

    How many times have you been injured using the rollers?

    None

    Would you be interested in a stabilization device that would help support the bike, but could be adjusted to allow some movement?

    No. I actually have rollers and a trainer. If I want to read or watch tv while Iím stationary, I use the trainer. If I want to concentrate on what Iím doining, I use the rollers. I donít really see the need for a mode of operation between the two.

    How much would you be willing to spend on such a device?

    $0

    Where would be the best location on the bike to clamp for stabilization?.

    I have actually seen people who use a fork clamp with their rollersóI donít know if this is a custom job or if this is a standard piece of gear. With the fork clamped in the back of the bike can move a little, but the bike is esentially locked in upright. This is really just like using a trainer, though.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bamberg, Germany
    My Bikes
    Red Bull Pro SL 4000 road bike (Dura Ace), Hercules road bike (Tiagra), Hercules trekking bike (Deore), Koga Miata tandem
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1. none
    2. none
    3. no
    4. zero

    I use the roller specifically to train my balance and riding skills when I can't get out on the road. So having a bracket or something would defeat the purpose for me. In spite of my position here, your idea is interesting and I am sure you would find buyers if you put it on the market, especially if it could be used with all brands of rollers (i.e. not attached directly to the roller frame).

    Kreitler offers a fork stand for their roller, as does Tacx. However, I think they hold the bike still as opposed to your concept with some movement allowed.
    Chris in Charleston, SC (formerly Bamberg)

    - Red Bull Pro SL /Dura Ace/Ksyrium Elite/Flight Deck
    - Hercules Team Alu/Tiagra/Mavic CXP33
    - Hercules Trekking/Deore
    - Koga Miata tandem/LX/Magura Julie hydraulic discs
    - 10 Ä folding bike from a campsite at the Baltic Sea coast, one-speed, coaster brake, handlebar and various components from trash piles, new tubes and tires doubles its value to at least 20 Ä

  10. #10
    SDS
    SDS is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Posts
    702
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rollers are intended to help people develop perfectly internalized balance, so the bike does not wobble when they pedal. Your stabilization device could not interfere with this without degrading the utility of rollers.

    It seemed to me that what was needed for people who had trouble with rollers, was an accident-catching device, so they couldn't fall and get hurt. I built a two-foot thick doorway that was only barely wider than the rollers, out of plywood and lumber. I then got extravagant and built a deck that covered the space inside the doorway, between the two front rollers, and of course the rollers were fixed relative to the doorway. At that point I stopped and never finished it. I work on it a little bit each winter. Someday it will be done, but I no longer have a ready list of people with bad pedal strokes who will volunteer. Maybe that will change.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •