Arnie Baker: my trainer will destroy my bike??
I am using my CAAD 6 on a Cyclops 2 fluid trainer, and besides a lot of sweat that I clean off and a shredded rear tire, do I need to be concerned about it destroying my bike as Arnie Baker says in Smart Cycling?
He says "use an old bike because trainers spell disaster to bikes. Without the bike moving freely beneath you enormous pressure is exerted, the headset gets grooved ..."
I looked and looked on Craigs list, all of it garbage that won't even shift. Thinking about a serviceable new bike from bikesdirect.com that I can just leave on the trainer. We have LONG winters here and many times I jump on the trainer to get a quick ride, when I am watching all three kids. Also, on rainy days it's a pain to move the bike or hook it up to the trainer . Any thoughts about this strategy? I prefer used, just can't fine one that doesn't need work to shift or is my size or is comfortable.