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Old 10-31-07, 05:54 PM
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Two Questions.

1. Can I use the rear skewer that came with my Cycleops for everyday riding?

2. Will 2 different wheels (same size, obviously) work on my bike?


Oh yeah, I did power-intervals today. Most. Painful. Ride. Ever.
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Yes and yes...
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yes, and maybe?

Front wheel? Yes. Might have to double check the brakes.

Rear Wheel? Yes, as long as the cassette matches (shimano<->shimano, 9spd-9spd etc). And may have to check the brakes.
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The reason I asked the second question is because I'm worried about my trainer eating my tire. I don't want to put trainer specific tires on my wheel because while I got on the trainer for intervals once a day, my morning ride is not on the trainer. And you can't use those tires on the road. And I only have one wheelset. So I don't know.
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If that is the case, you can live with eating tires (which might not be all that bad depending on the frequency of your workouts) or you can find a cheap rear wheel (as you have suggested). You should be able to find a solid wheel for the trainer, that will work with little or no frequent adjustment, for relatively cheap.

I don't know your budget, but check the LBS, they might have a beater you can abuse.
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