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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

    David


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyjamvideos View Post
    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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