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Old 12-05-18, 08:54 PM
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Planemaker
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Zwift - Bike Question

I bought a Cyclops Hammer H2 and have spending quality time in my basement on Zwift the last week or so. I paired the trainer with my Trek Domane and while it rides fine, the rear derailleur is slightly off. The fix would be to tune the derailleur to the trainer but, when I wanted to take advantage of a nice day and ride outside I would need to adjust the derailleur to my rear wheel.

I really think the ultimate solution would be to buy a cheap bike and permanently pair it with the trainer. My LBS has a steel Fuji gravel bike that they are willing to sell me at a very reasonable price. Further, I think with some trading, I can get them to change the chainrings from a 42/28 to a 50/34 (I have the rings).

Another reason for doing this is that I have concerns about pairing my expensive carbon frame with the trainer (I know there is no evidence that this could damage the bike but still)

I value the opinion of the 50+ crowd so, what say you?

Is this a dumb idea?
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