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Old 09-18-16, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by funbikerchick View Post
The lock is connected via a light weight mount connected to a water bottle mount point.

Maybe it is just the way it appears, but I wouldn't want that lock smacking against my CF frame.
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This 51 year-old rides a Rivendell Clem Smith, Jr. Low.

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Old 09-24-16, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Maybe it is just the way it appears, but I wouldn't want that lock smacking against my CF frame.

It doesn't
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Old 09-24-16, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
The trainer doesn't have to touch the frame to cause problems. The drop outs are locked solid by the trainer while the seat and chain stays are moving/flexing from your weight especially if you do any out of the saddle training.
If you are sitting there taking it easy with minimal effort, likely no issue.

Well, I have done a lot of research about the strengths and weaknesses of carbon fiber bikes. I don't think it will be a problem. I am going to find out, I guess, because I am going to ride it like I stole it.
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Old 09-24-16, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by funbikerchick View Post
Well, I have done a lot of research about the strengths and weaknesses of carbon fiber bikes. I don't think it will be a problem. I am going to find out, I guess, because I am going to ride it like I stole it.
You'll be fine. All winter I see many really strong riders really push themselves on trainers without problem. This includes standing and sprinting all out. That's what trainers are for - using your regular road bike indoors.
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Old 09-25-16, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by funbikerchick View Post
Well, I have done a lot of research about the strengths and weaknesses of carbon fiber bikes. I don't think it will be a problem. I am going to find out, I guess, because I am going to ride it like I stole it.
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You'll be fine. All winter I see many really strong riders really push themselves on trainers without problem. This includes standing and sprinting all out. That's what trainers are for - using your regular road bike indoors.
By all means do what you are comfortable with. Myself I will continue to use a beater on my trainer vs my carbon bike. The following was posted in another forum it was a response from someone at Specialized to this exact question;

"High performance carbon road bikes are a really bad idea on indoor trainers. The fixing of the rear chainstays in one place and the biting of the clamp creates all kinds of twisting forces from odd angles, that can, over time, be really bad for a lightweight frame.

Our bikes withstand some amazing torture tests in the lab. However we really can't recommend it. Have we heard of people doing it? Yes. But we have also heard of people breaking their bikes, and being quite upset when their warranty claim is denied.

What I do for my own winter training is I have an old "winter rat" bike that does double duty as my awful weather ride, and that lives on the trainer in the winter."


One experience I recently had, while changing an entire group set out for a friend I found both his dropouts cracked at the seat and chain stays. The friend was convinced it was from the time the bike spent locked into a stationary trainer. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't, I personally am not going to test the theory on mine.

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Old 09-25-16, 02:52 PM
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Well, I am going to trust my bike shop staff on this one. Plus, I don't have a high performance carbon road bike. I have a $1300 Sirrus Sport Carbon. As far as "the biting of the clamp" is concerned, it doesn't touch the frame I any way. It does touch the quick release skewer which does touch the frame. I will admit that the description of the possible damage coming as a result of the flexing that will take place while the bike is held in place by the trainer seems plausible, I am going to take may chances because I don't think I will get the same benefit using a trainer on a bike other than the one I ride when I am out on the road. Also, I don't ride all that hard on the bike whether in the trainer or on the road. I ride for fitness not for competition.

Here is what the folks at Zwift have to say about using carbon fiber frames in trainers (quick summary, they pretty much say "no problem.")

Will indoor training damage my carbon fiber frame? - ZwiftBlog

If it does destroy the bike, then I guess I have an excuse to buy a new one...

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I never knew how much fun a single-speed could be (Well, I did when I was 8 years-old...) until I picked up this odd Peugeot Orient Express thing last month. Kenda Kiniption tires, Gyes black leather w/copper rails saddle, new grips and pedals transformed it from knockaround lockup bike into a blast around the neighborhood on/off road middle-aged kids' bike. Heck, I almost wore my baseball cap backwards the other day. I've got to get a grip here!
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This. And a 20+ year old Hakkalugi. And every now and then my kid's S-works HT race bike.
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Old 10-03-16, 08:26 PM
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I've been riding this one since 1993. Rides nice, handles nice, and so far hasn't shown any signs of coming apart. Carbon fiber tubes, glued in aluminum lugs...




I built this one this last summer. I like it, but have decided I'd like a more traditional city bike so I guess this one will be moving on at some point.




This pretty much fell in my lap a couple months ago. I'm certainly not complaining, there are certainly worse things to find an unexpected great deal on. I've wanted a De Rosa for many many years and it was well worth the wait.



And last is this one. This frame was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1973, when I was in Jr. High. Its been through numerous builds over the years and then was put away when I built up the Specialized Epic above (the bar, stem, and crank arms on the Epic came from this one). I've decided its time to have it back on the road again. I have most of a Nuovo Rocord group set to put on it and should be starting on the wheel building later this week. This bike is pretty special to me, cant wait to have it back on the road.

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Old 10-04-16, 07:27 AM
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Niiiice bikes. I'd drive a mile (or more) for a ride on a red DeRosa. Please follow-up with pics of the Bottecchia. Have these been posted in C&V? I'm occasionally in Grand Junction, would that be close to you, CoRide59?




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I've been riding this one since 1993. Rides nice, handles nice, and so far hasn't shown any signs of coming apart. Carbon fiber tubes, glued in aluminum lugs...




I built this one this last summer. I like it, but have decided I'd like a more traditional city bike so I guess this one will be moving on at some point.




This pretty much fell in my lap a couple months ago. I'm certainly not complaining, there are certainly worse things to find an unexpected great deal on. I've wanted a De Rosa for many many years and it was well worth the wait.



And last is this one. This frame was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1973, when I was in Jr. High. Its been through numerous builds over the years and then was put away when I built up the Specialized Epic above (the bar, stem, and crank arms on the Epic came from this one). I've decided its time to have it back on the road again. I have most of a Nuovo Rocord group set to put on it and should be starting on the wheel building later this week. This bike is pretty special to me, cant wait to have it back on the road.

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Niiiice bikes. I'd drive a mile (or more) for a ride on a red DeRosa. Please follow-up with pics of the Bottecchia. Have these been posted in C&V? I'm occasionally in Grand Junction, would that be close to you, CoRide59?
Thanks for the comments Wildwood, much appreciated! The Bottecchia picture is buried in a wheel rim thread in C&V but otherwise I don't think any of my bikes have been posted. I'm thinking of a Bottecchia build thread... we'll see.

I live in Loveland, over on the other side of the hills from Grand Junction. Close of course is a relative thing, I don't think its too far but when the snow is coming down it can feel like it is. About a 4.5 hour drive I guess, and if you think you want to try it some day drop me a line. Bikes and beer (or whatever) would be awaiting!
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Who you callin' old? lol. Nearing 58, and here's my ride:


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I'm 51. This one is ~13lbs. Campy Super Record, and Mad Fiber tubulars.



Rain bike a tad heavier. Ultegra and Mad Fiber clinchers.

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@mpath - It rains in BC, where do the fenders fit?
If you switch wheels, does the rain bike become lighter?
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@mpath - It rains in BC, where do the fenders fit?
If you switch wheels, does the rain bike become lighter?
Mud guards clip from the seatpost, or *ss savers clip from the seat rails. I rarely do group rides in the rain so no full fenders.

The Mad Fiber clinchers are ~1300g, already lighter than most production wheels. (The tubulars are sub 1100g.)
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The Mad Fiber clinchers are ~1300g, already lighter than most production wheels. (The tubulars are sub 1100g.)


I failed to mention that your bikes are exquisite.
Since buying a Calfee many years ago and experiencing 'lightweight', I've secretly lusted for a top 'o th line Look with Campy. I stopped at 10 speed (more than enough) before turning my attention to vintage europeans & returning to my friction-shifting roots.


edit: I have wanted to ride from the Blaine border out to Point Roberts - Is there a bike friendly route?
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@Wildwood - thanks. Calfees are great bikes.

Blaine to Pt. Roberts is a sweet ride, mostly on rural roads, and a bit of gravel: https://goo.gl/a4N6eE
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Now that's one sweet ride!!!!!
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I dont feel old but I still like riding sewups. This summer I snagged a nice set of '72 Mavic wheels with Normandy hubs, stretched a set of Tufo S33 Pro's and put them on my Trek 760. It now weighs sub-20lbs even with the Campy drivetrain.

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