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My trainer hurts my *****

Old 08-28-08, 06:44 PM
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My trainer hurts my *****

purchased an indoor trainer on sale (CycleOps Wind trainer). This is the first time I have used an indoor trainer. I have no pains when I am on the road riding. 25 minutes on this damn thing, my crotch and ass go numb and gets painful.

I know the back wheel is lifted of the ground, so is there some other piece I am supposed to buy to level it out? Is the back wheel being off the ground the cause? As soon as I take the bike off the trainer and get on it, it feels normal again. Wtf?
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Old 08-28-08, 06:45 PM
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yes.
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Old 08-28-08, 06:45 PM
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YES! there is a piece that you rest your front wheel on to even it out.. its justa plastic holder.. you can make one out of wood .. anything the same level or height
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Old 08-28-08, 06:47 PM
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Use a book.
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Old 08-28-08, 07:05 PM
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something like this

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4122

and you might want to put a towel or something over your headset to avoid damage from all the sweat...because I sweat like a madman on my trainer....even in the heart of winter...they also make these for the sweat.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4122
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Old 08-28-08, 07:14 PM
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Stand up every now and then to alleviate the pressure. I've gotten to where I can tolerate 90 minutes or so. Spinervals has a 5 hour DVD. That has to be brutal.
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Old 08-28-08, 07:17 PM
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It may also be that the trainer keeps the bike stationary compared to riding on the road which allows a natural for/aft movement as you apply force to the pedals. Because the trainer doesn't allow this movement all that force goes right to your saddle. The only thing that would solve this is those floating rollers or whatever they are called. I have the same problem when I am on my trainer and as soon as I get on the road it all goes away.
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Old 12-23-09, 09:47 PM
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Sigh....I miss the summer with all it's snow free days.
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there's a number of reasons. You're not standing up for hills, stop lights, etc. You're not moving around to keep your balance in turns. You also have some vibrations that will put you to sleep in a hurry that just aren't there on the road.

It's just one of the many things that makes riding indoors suck, a lot. Stand up more, move around, etc.
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Old 12-23-09, 11:42 PM
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You really needed to post here to have people tell you to stand up?

You couldn't figure that part out???
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Old 12-24-09, 02:15 AM
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use a phone book under the front wheel. they're still useful despite this new thing called the internet.
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Old 12-24-09, 04:12 AM
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Yep, it's pretty much gonna hurt.
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put the phone book under the trainer, then you can train for downhills.
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If you ride it the same as you do outside, it is exactly the same. On an outdoor ride, you are standing on occasion, shifting your weight and probably even riding harder (with more of your weight on your pedals and less on your butt). You also have other distractions to keep your mind off of the inevitable discomfort.

I would suggest getting some training DVD's (Spinervals, CTS). The trainer is a torture device without these.
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