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Old 11-16-15, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Honestly I should go all in since getting an upgrade past my wife is impossible, but I don't want to spend more than $150 since I don't know how much I will use one at this point.
I have a set of entry level rollers from Performance, I paid well under $150 for them and they work well.

You might even want to try CL or scam-bay as I suspect lots of folks get rollers and discover their crappy pedaling style prevents them from using them.
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Anyone else get high plop from cycling a lot?
...I prefer the low PLOP. I learned about it in the 41.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I have a set of entry level rollers from Performance, I paid well under $150 for them and they work well.

You might even want to try CL or scam-bay as I suspect lots of folks get rollers and discover their crappy pedaling style prevents them from using them.
Yeah, just checked CL and nothing good there. This is the wrong time of year to be bargain shopping indoor trainers and rollers.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I have a set of entry level rollers from Performance, I paid well under $150 for them and they work well.

You might even want to try CL or scam-bay as I suspect lots of folks get rollers and discover their crappy pedaling style prevents them from using them.
I tried a friend's set of rollers once. I suck. I mean, I knew that I sucked, but the rollers attempt made it quite apparent. For that reason alone, I should get some and make myself better.

But the nice thing about Texas is that you never really need rollers.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels
I tried a friend's set of rollers once. I suck. I mean, I knew that I sucked, but the rollers attempt made it quite apparent. For that reason alone, I should get some and make myself better.

But the nice thing about Texas is that you never really need rollers.
I like to think I have a nice smooth pedaling motion. It does get a little sloppy at 130+ RPMs, but luckily I don't usually spin that fast unless I'm on the SS.
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I am pretty sure I could fit through a tennis racquet no problem. Heck, I am so skinny I could almost fit through a badminton racquet.
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I am pretty sure I could fit through a tennis racquet no problem. Heck, I am so skinny I could almost fit through a badminton racquet.
Well set up your phone sideways and start recording!
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Eddy Current to provide resistance for the rollers.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Well set up your phone sideways and start recording!
Especially if you can do it while riding a unicycle on rollers!
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Eddy Current to provide resistance for the rollers.
Ya just reminded me of a band from down Rowan's way:

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i just installed an IM client that was requested at one of the offices here at work so that they could communicate to each other when appointments have arrived.

i wasnt even done with all the machines yet and already half of these old ladies were giggling and sending emojis and stupid pictures to each other like they all just got on AOL for the first time. god help me.
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i just installed an IM client that was requested at one of the offices here at work so that they could communicate to each other when appointments have arrived.

i wasnt even done with all the machines yet and already half of these old ladies were giggling and sending emojis and stupid pictures to each other like they all just got on AOL for the first time. god help me.
Ramona's mom still rocks the AOL. Cracks me up to no end!
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Oh my. Big stink at the Wool Pullery. Sure hope the wind doesn't shift.

Removal of sheep carcasses to cause pungent smell in Troutdale


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Originally Posted by LAJ
Eddy Current to provide resistance for the rollers.
Who's Eddy?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Who's Eddy?
Murphy.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Murphy.
Incorrect

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Eddy Current to provide resistance for the rollers.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Incorrect
Oh, sure. Like you know.

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Who's Eddy?
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Who's Eddy?
Bad joke alert!!

Q: What did the momma whirlpool name her son??
A: Little Eddy.
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Eddy current disc brakes = next big thing!

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The only Eddy I know is Fish's Eddy. The store and the place.
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Yo Eddy is one of my dream bikes of yore:

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Eddy current disc brakes = next big thing!

They look heavy.
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They look heavy.
The extra weight helps you go downhill faster.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
The only Eddy I know is Fish's Eddy. The store and the place.
What about Eddy Fisher
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