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Trainers and skewers...HELP!!!

Old 08-03-05, 06:16 PM
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Hey gang....just tried to mount my bike on my trainer that I just got 2nd hand. It is a Performance Travel Trac II and it is in mint condition. My problem is that my rear wheel won't fit into the mounting cradle. My QR skewer seems to be too wide. Is there a way I can purchase different sized mounts for my trainer? Do they even sell such things? I want to use my trainer on rainy days and in the winter....any help would be, as always, appreciated.

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you can get different skewers if yours won't fit the mount, usually skewers get hacked up on trainers anyway so it's a good idea to use a "spare" one on the trainer. Not familiar with the Performance mounting system but my Cyclops fits a standard Shimano skewer fairly easily.
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The travel tracs came with a 185mm steel skewer when purchased new. Trainers really chew up skewers so some trainers supply one so you don't have to mess up yours.
Some of the newer wedge style skewers also don't fit into the mounting cups. The old traditional style skewers work great.

You can get an inexpensive steel skewer from places like www.loosescrews.com or your local bike shop.
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Go to your LBS and pick up a stock Shimano skewer. Use that for the trainer, and use your regular skewer when you ride.

Edit: Sorry to repeat what's been said, but the forum crapped out on me when I tried to reply
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Thanks guys...the trainer is nice and it was only $40...I really want to keep it
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It's August! No trainers allowed until it gets cold.
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Originally Posted by Pfoot
It's August! No trainers allowed until it gets cold.

Trainers are great for speed work and intervals year around because it is a controlled environment where you can really concentrate on the workout. Don't listen to him. But at least save the trainer for rainy days.
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I got a skewer with my Travel Trac. It is a standard cheap chromo-steel skewer with the rounded knobs on the ends. You can get them at most LBS's for about $8. They look just like these old Campy skewers.

https://cgi.ebay.com/CAMPAGNOLO-C-REC...QQcmdZViewItem
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Hey, Thanks alot fellas. I went down to the shop yesterday and they gave me an old Shimano skewer, and in the process, got caught in 2 T-storms (lol!). The funny part was people telling me stop. I was like, "Why? I am already soaked to the skin and I have to get to the train. I will dry off once I get there. I had a small towel in my seat pack. Thise are the times when I want to be on the trainer.

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Originally Posted by squeegy200
The travel tracs came with a 185mm steel skewer when purchased new. Trainers really chew up skewers so some trainers supply one so you don't have to mess up yours.
Some of the newer wedge style skewers also don't fit into the mounting cups. The old traditional style skewers work great.

You can get an inexpensive steel skewer from places like www.loosescrews.com or your local bike shop.
yah when I bot mine it came with a skewer, I forgot to change it so I have my crappy one from them on my bike for about 3+ months
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