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Sharing a trainer wheel 9/10 speed

Old 09-30-08, 04:03 PM
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Sharing a trainer wheel 9/10 speed

I just picked up a trainer tire and I want to buy a cheap wheel for it, so I don't have to change the thing on and off all winter. The issue is that my wife would also like to use the trainer and she has Tiagra 9 spd and I have Ultegra 10.

I know she can't use 10 spd, but can I put a 9 spd cluster on it and still use it with my bike, assuming I am careful not to over-shift? Adjusting the limit screws each time would also be a PITA. I guess I am just hoping for a cheap AND easy solution here.

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I use a 10 speed on my bike and my girlfriend uses an 8 speed. I fitted a 10 speed cassette on trainer wheel because i use the trainer more. Her bike works ok still but not in certain gears.
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I used a 9spd cluster on my 10spd drivetrain on the trainer for a couple of months. It seemed ok... Maybe shortened the life of my chain a bit?
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Buy two cassettes? Swapping those will take, what, 3 minutes?

Then again, what is your budget? Performance has their Titan rear wheels for ~$80, I think. Buy two of those instead?
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Buy two cassettes? Swapping those will take, what, 3 minutes?

Then again, what is your budget? Performance has their Titan rear wheels for ~$80, I think. Buy two of those instead?
Yeah, those are both options I have considered. I guess I would lean towards the two wheels, at that cost, but would have been happier to get by with one.

Changing the cassettes is a bit of a pain, because she won't do it, if I leave mine on and then she wants to ride. She will change a wheel.

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Originally Posted by gr@sshopper View Post
I used a 9spd cluster on my 10spd drivetrain on the trainer for a couple of months. It seemed ok... Maybe shortened the life of my chain a bit?
That is good to know. I change my chains twice per year anyway.

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The cassette change is the easiest thing to do and they are pretty cheap.
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Thanks all.

I think I am probably going to go with two wheels. The cassette change would be easy for me, but not for my wife. I guess it would work if I always remembered to leave hers on and change for me, but that isn't likely to happen.
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