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    Recumbent on Rollers?

    Do any of you have any experience riding your recumbents on rollers? I'm not talking about the mini rollers such as these; http://www.hoenig.biz/100_bikes/images/Complete1.jpg but rather the regular type that you have to balance on.

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    I've seen pics of people on rollers. A recent one I saw was a guy riding a hi-racer. I want to give it a try, but my rollers aren't long enough for either my Aero or my Team.
    Dennis T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
    but my rollers aren't long enough
    That's what I just discovered myself.
    Ride anyway!

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    I could ride my DF bikes on rollers, no problems at all. Even did a century on rollers once...talk about boring! But every time I tried with a bent I would fall of the side of the rollers, had to replace the floor from all the skid marks. After a bit of pratice I could ride a LWB for a short time, but could never get the hang of ridding the SWB on rollers.
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    Never tried riding mine on rollers. But I have heard people who have find it next to impossible. I think there is a way though. I think the only way to ride a recumbent on rollers is use the style where you trap the front fork. Like what is shown in the link. Provided of course the wheel base is not to long.

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    No problem. I'm lucky the wheelbase on my corsa is 46" and it fits on my rollers (kreitler polymyte). Took a while to feel confident balance-wise, but has really helped smooth out my cadence and balance on the road.

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    I've got a SWB bent and it fits my rollers well. With a little practice, it's no problem to ride on rollers.

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    My 20+ year old Kreitlers max out at 44.5" and my Team is 46" and my Aero is 47.5". Kreitler does have an extension kit which I'll probably buy. As a long-time fan of rollers with my DFs, I have to try it with my bents.
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