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Old 12-06-22, 07:00 PM
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2022/23 Edition of indoor cycling setups

Its been two years. my setup has changed, not for the better though. i bought a spitfire a year and a half ago and had to garage it so needed to rearrange the third car port from a work shop to a cramped workshop with a car shoved in. good thing it is svelte, i can park, work on crap, and still have room to ride.

a view from behind the wheel.


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^ Nice classic Triumph! 😎

My setup has evolved a bit recently also. I cleared a bit more space and added a smart treadmill to the mix. Not that either of these are going to get a lot of use at the moment, it being summer here...



That original-version Tacx NEO has a fair few hours on the clock now, still going strong!
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am i the only one in the garage? tempocyclist looks to be in the basement. its only about 40F when i start riding but i still get drenched by the time my ride is done. dmanthree, is that enough fanage on that tacx?
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am i the only one in the garage? tempocyclist looks to be in the basement.
I'm in the garage, which is on the ground floor of the house. It gets pretty darn cold at times. I usually start rugged up in a hoody and progressively strip off! 😅
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
Its been two years. my setup has changed, not for the better though. i bought a spitfire a year and a half ago and had to garage it so needed to rearrange the third car port from a work shop to a cramped workshop with a car shoved in. good thing it is svelte, i can park, work on crap, and still have room to ride.

a view from behind the wheel.
Like your setup! Have you tried the companion app from Rouvy? I think it's public beta now.
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Old 12-11-22, 06:46 PM
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Like your setup! Have you tried the companion app from Rouvy? I think it's public beta now.
i have. not sure i like it yet. i thought i read that it was supposed to be easier to find rides. i think it is actually harder. but i like that i can select a ride and stick it in a list for later retrieval, haven't used that feature yet though. i thouht there were supposed to be some controls during the ride but i couldn't find any when i looked around.

its a beta for a reason.
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
am i the only one in the garage? tempocyclist looks to be in the basement. its only about 40F when i start riding but i still get drenched by the time my ride is done. dmanthree, is that enough fanage on that tacx?
Nope, so I have that 18" Patton fan ready to assist. But the two small fans are nice to hit the face when cranking.
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
am i the only one in the garage? tempocyclist looks to be in the basement. its only about 40F when i start riding but i still get drenched by the time my ride is done. dmanthree, is that enough fanage on that tacx?
My garage is a little crowded and just too cold now. I'm lucky to have the basement space available. I usually don't turn the heat on since it rarely drops below 50F. I'll start with the two small fans, and kick on the 18" fan when necessary.
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My set up is mediocre at best but it's in a safe, relatively warm spot next to my home office set up. Finish work and hop onto the bike for some Zwift pain. It doesn't impede anyone else's living space so no need to change it at this point.

i can show you what I wish my pain cave looked like! minus the treadmill since I don't run.


Actual cave:

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I just put the finishing touches to my setup which included building a rocker plate.

I'm ready for some group rides!

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Old 12-14-22, 07:29 PM
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I just put the finishing touches to my setup which included building a rocker plate.

I'm ready for some group rides!
like the tv stand, nice touch. the only speaker i have is that little orange blob in front of my laptop.
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Great idea for the TV stand, sound is very important when riding. Between the sound of the trainer and the fan, I need to have the computer sound system (speakers and sub-woofer) cranked to hear my pump up music.
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Originally Posted by Pacelineg View Post
I just put the finishing touches to my setup which included building a rocker plate.
Wahoo KICKR Bike + Rocker plate. Very nice! 👍
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Originally Posted by tempocyclist View Post
Wahoo KICKR Bike + Rocker plate. Very nice! 👍
I'm happy with this setup, it's alot more comfortable.

Now if I can get my wife to decide on her shoes I can ditch these pedals. Swapping out pedals is getting old.


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I'm happy with this setup, it's alot more comfortable.

Now if I can get my wife to decide on her shoes I can ditch these pedals. Swapping out pedals is getting old.


Very nice. Could I ask which rocker plate you have? How does it feel with the weight of the Kickr Bike on it? My worry is that it would feel like riding a 50 kg bike i.e. like swinging a bag of cement around!
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Very nice. Could I ask which rocker plate you have? How does it feel with the weight of the Kickr Bike on it? My worry is that it would feel like riding a 50 kg bike i.e. like swinging a bag of cement around!
I made the rocker plate myself using a linear slide and 20mm rail. Two rubber balls are used to stabilize the side to side rocking which is adjusted based on how much you pump up the balls. The ride doesn't feel heavy at all, most importantly it relieves the butt pain I was experiencing.

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Originally Posted by Pacelineg View Post
I made the rocker plate myself using a linear slide and 20mm rail. Two rubber balls are used to stabilize the side to side rocking which is adjusted based on how much you pump up the balls. The ride doesn't feel heavy at all, most importantly it relieves the butt pain I was experiencing.

That's a very neat solution. I'd be very tempted, but I find the natural flex of the Kickr Bike just about enough for me to avoid issues. It's one of the reasons I chose the Kickr Bike over the other smart bikes, which I found too rigid.
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58" Samsung smart TV, Klipsch sound bar, both courtesy of Costco on Black Friday. Wahoo KickR Snap (wheel on), which is getting noisy, so I just crank up the tunes.

I need to do some wire management, but was eager to get going.
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i'm getting a little envious of all these nice warm locals. it was only 40F in the garage yesterday. should be a bit warmer today since it was 28 this morning compare to 13 yesterday. its funny though, no matter how cold it is when i start i still need that fan.
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i'm getting a little envious of all these nice warm locals. it was only 40F in the garage yesterday. should be a bit warmer today since it was 28 this morning compare to 13 yesterday. its funny though, no matter how cold it is when i start i still need that fan.
Even if there was room in the garage, well, just too cold. 34F in there today so forget it. Basement for me.
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