Originally Posted by Dudelsack
Do you ride your recumbent, or your DF, on a trainer?
What has been your experience?
When my donor DF was still together, I rode it on the trainer
to both get a feel for the controls and to adjust its mechanicals for proper function.
Most of the time it was on the trainer, I was out of the saddle.
After it was operating efficiently and I was familiar with the controls,
I took it for a few road rides.
It's in pieces now, as it should, having given it's life to be reborn
as a recumbent.
My recumbent does really well on the trainer.
Why wouldn't it?
It's a bicycle, a human-powered machine, just like your Lemond.
Only, of course, it is way more comfortable.
Unlike your Bachetta, which is rear-wheel drive and therefore
has an idler and way more chain than your Lemond, my
bike is a Cruzbike... which has a short chainline and no idler.
My bike is pretty quiet.
Your Bachetta will do just fine.