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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-10-06, 05:27 PM   #1
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Another trainer question...

Just picked up one of those Nashbar fluid trainers with the 20% off coupon.
I decided that I'll use the Gunnar as a dedicated trainer bike so I just spent the better part of three hours disassembling, cleaning to a f'n shine, and reassembling my whole drivetrain.
I've never used a trainer before... I know that the preference is a smooth thread tire due to noise concerns, but is the 700x28 tire size ok or should I mount a 700x23? I have a crapload of different sizes just sitting in a box, so it wouldn't be a problem to change it out.
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Old 12-10-06, 06:07 PM   #2
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I would reccomend using any tire that you have that you want to burn off. 28 or 23 won't make too much difference. Slap an old tire on and ride away.
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Old 12-10-06, 06:14 PM   #3
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Slap an old tire on and ride away.
Yep, trainers are known to do terrible damage to tires (overheats them, etc). Don't put tire that are worth more than 20-30$. You wont care for the cornering grip.
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