Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Nausea, New Hamster
Bikes: (see http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Bikes) Bianchi Veloce (2005), Nishiki Cascade (1992), Schwinn Super Sport (1983)
Originally Posted by pmaz77
Rather than buy a trainer for the winter, I'm looking at purchasing rollers. I'm concerned that the longer wheelbase on my Redline Conquest will be too long for the rollers. I've tried to find exactly what my wheelbase is, but I can't locate it.
Comments or experience?
Lean your bike against the wall and straighten up the handlebars so that the front wheel is exactly in line with the frame. Use a measuring tape to measure the distance between the front and rear axle (quick-release -> quick-release to within ¼" is fine); that's the wheelbase
. The rollers should be adjusted so that the distance between the front roller-axle, and the mid-point between the two rear rollers should be slightly more (~½") than the wheelbase of the bike.
The better rollers have an adjustable frame so that they can accommodate various wheelbases.
Hope this helps -
PS: You might consider fitting slicks to the bike to ensure a nice, smooth, quiet, comfortable ride when you're on your rollers.