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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 10-19-09, 05:48 PM   #1
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Fixed gear on a 1up trainer?

I'm thinking about getting a trainer from 1up for use with my IRO Mark V bike, and I'm interested in hearing from you guys if you've used a trainer with a fixed gear in the past. How did you like it?

FWIW, my bike has a 46t chainring & 18t cog, and the guys from 1up suggested that I might not get good resistance with that setup, and that I should switch to an 11-tooth cog for use with their trainer. Any thoughts about that? Will the 18t cog leave me spinning the whole time with little resistance at all?

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Old 10-19-09, 05:56 PM   #2
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How were you planning to get the skewer through?
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Old 10-19-09, 06:27 PM   #3
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How were you planning to get the skewer through?
1up said my existing nut/skewer would work with their trainer.
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get a cycleops instead and some crappy tires.
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