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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-12-07, 10:25 AM   #1
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Can I use a single speed on a Trainer

Typically, most stationary trainers clamp onto the rear wheel - by way of the quick-release "end knobs"

But...... I called two manufactures and they could not answer the following question (both cycleops and balckburn)

Will a bolt on rear wheel, where there is a nut and axle (like on a fixie or single) fit into the stationary trainer clamp. The two arms that clamp on. Will those cup arms fit over the nut of a fixed or single speed?

Like the picture below

Thank you for time and help

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Old 09-12-07, 11:15 AM   #2
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Yes, you can. There are special clamps made specifically for bolt on wheels, although the regular clamp may work.
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& get adjustable resistance

This is probably obvious, be certain to get a trainer with adjustable resistance. It would be most convenient if you get one that is adjustable while using the trainer.
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or get rollers.. if you need to get a fork stand and resistance unit too.
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rollers are good for form, trainers are good for strength and both will work with a single speed.
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I use my fixed gear on a CycleOps trainer. No problems. See sig for a picture.
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Excellent. Thanks for the photos.
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Excellent. Thanks for the photos.
I'm considering the Rim drive minoura nashbar has on sale, as i heard mags are too noisy for apartments and fluids are too expensive for me
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I have a Minoura MagTurbo and it works fine with my FG.
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I tried an older minoura trainer and it would not work on the overall spacing and hold the single speed securely
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I have one of those red Ascent trainers, and it works fine with my Rush Hour.
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Check out the 1-Up. The axle holders are straight conical and work magnificently with regular track nuts. And if you have a Phil Wood rear, and you get the Kiss-Off conical axle washers, they are exactly the same size as the axle holders so you get a rock-steady mounting.
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