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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    How do you roll on your trainer?

    Do you ride your recumbent, or your DF, on a trainer?

    I've been riding my Lemond on the trainer all winter, but my schedule calls for 4 hours in the saddle this weekend and I just refuse to do it on my wedgie equipped with its ass-hatchet. I set up my bent on the trainer (a Kurt Kinetic) but have yet to ride it.

    The program has been good in that my pulse and BP have fallen, and I think I've made some strength gains. I did wonder if the time on a DF would cause my bent legs to atrophy.

    I have Marathon Plus on the bent, so I'm not worried about messing up the tires, but I suspect they will make a big racket, as will the idler and long chain.

    What has been your experience?

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    Had my LWB V3 on an old Minoura magnetic trainer maybe three winters ago. Very comfy for watching TV or listening to music and doing some boring spinning. The last couple of winters have gone to the Y regularly to play with the weight machines and rowing machine. My stoker likes the recumbent bike machine there - it looks to put her in a position very much like when she is stoking on the Screamer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    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.

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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    My Bacchetta is not simply a machine.
    No, it is not.
    It is Spirit. It is free.
    Free as the wind.
    It is the personification of Evil.
    Idler and chain, Marathon Plus and ill-tuned disc brakes.
    Conspiring.

    Conspiring.
    Last edited by Dudelsack; 01-31-14 at 08:24 AM.

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    My M-racer is on the trainer. No worries. The kid on the lowracer gets his to "walk" across the basement when he does sprints- I may have to put anchor bolts into the floor for him.

    Gratuitous kid on trainer shot:

    Last edited by delcrossv; 02-05-14 at 04:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    My Bacchetta is not simply a machine.
    No, it is not.
    It is Spirit. It is free.
    Free as the wind.
    It is the personification of Evil.
    Idler and chain, Marathon Plus and ill-tuned disc brakes.
    Conspiring.

    Conspiring.
    *finger snapping*

    That is so deep, man.

    *sips espresso*

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    Let us know when you can ride it on the rollers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWMass View Post
    Let us know when you can ride it on the rollers!
    Here you go:

    Dennis T

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    I'm impressed. Looks like I have a new project, will have to bring the Rotator in from the garage!

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    i don't think I could stay up on rollers but I can on this one me and my easy clone on it's trainer
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