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Leaving bike on trainer as I leave to college

Old 01-11-18, 09:54 PM
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Leaving bike on trainer as I leave to college

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So this past Christmas my dad bought me a Cycleops Fluid 2 Trainer. After an offseason last summer I couldn't ride my bike on the road as I was taking calculus 2. Now I go to a four-year university and will be heading back on Sunday 21st. Should I leave my bike on the trainer or just stored it? What would happen if I just left it on the trainer? Is it true as you use your bike more on the trainer you have to change drivetrain in the future?
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It will be fine on the trainer, and the drivetrain won't wear out sooner.

Best of luck with your studies.

Where are you going to school?
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Originally Posted by f4rrest
It will be fine on the trainer, and the drivetrain won't wear out sooner.

Best of luck with your studies.

Where are you going to school?
Thank you, I go to University at Albany! I'm studying Chemistry with a math minor!
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Thank you, I go to University at Albany! I'm studying Chemistry with a math minor!
Sounds rigorous. You won't have much time to ride, but your bike will be ready when you do.
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My only suggestion is to loosen the resistance on the drum so you don’t dimple the tire as it sits.
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Tire will loose air, that will lower the tension?
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Originally Posted by Geo_Zegarra2016
Thank you, I go to University at Albany! I'm studying Chemistry with a math minor!
Congratulations. As a chemistry professor, I strongly encourage you to bring the bike with you and ride the hell out of it. My bike was probably the only thing that kept me alive and sane when in chemistry grad school in Berkeley. It won't interfere; it will augment your studies.
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Originally Posted by caloso
My only suggestion is to loosen the resistance on the drum so you don’t dimple the tire as it sits.
This is what I was going to suggest as well.

I often leave my second bike on the trainer, but I loosen the resistance after each use.
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Leave the bike on the trainer in your dorm room or appt so you can use it inside in the winter (and outside when it is nicer).
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Take the bike with you. Are you also working full time or just going to school? If just school then surely you'd have time to ride. Even if you didn't, take the trainer and do some text book reading while spinning on the trainer. Or are you just not going to have any room?
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Good luck in Albany. When I saw you lived in Hamilton I thought that was your school's town for Colgate. My impression of the Albany campus though is that it is not bike friendly at all. And to have a bike on a trainer in a dorm room is just impossible.
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It's perfectly fine to use the trainer as a bike storage stand. Just back off the drive roller, so the tire doesn't take a set.
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be sure to get a proper skewer for the trainer -- if you haven't got one already.
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