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Ok so I just ordered some rollers...

Old 03-05-07, 10:35 AM
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Ok so I just ordered some rollers...

when I first try this should I use my fixed gear (just got it so I am no fixie pro yet) or a geared bike?

For those interested Nashbar has their reduced radius rollers on sale for $89 or something like that and then there is the 10% off coupon...chap way to give it a shot.
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geared. btw - what took you so long?
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Originally Posted by botto
geared. btw - what took you so long?
I am a non hardcore poser....you right what took me so long.
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This thread is about 4 months too late...
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Originally Posted by canthidefromme
This thread is about 4 months too late...
Well as the snow continues to fall here in Central PA.......
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use a geared bike just bc it will be easier
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I find it waaaayyyy easier to balance on rollers using a fixed gear than a geared bike. My theory is that the rear wheel will carry your pedals through the dead spots, which are the points in your pedal stroke where you are most likely to shift your weight around to compensate.

Using a geared bike on rollers will help smooth out your pedal stroke a lot more than using a fixed gear however.
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Maybe the geared to start, get the learning curve then try it fixed see what feels better. I like my fixie the best, get a better spin going.
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Thanks for the feedback. The goal will be a workout and better spin and better bike handling. I can't wait to try it out but I do need to figure out a TV stand so I can watch some DVDs while I am riding.
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