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Old 12-07-08, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
I think it would be hard to ride through the tree and into the water..just sayin'
If I lived there I would not be able to afford a bike anyway..........
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Well I have to say, the only two that even remotely come close to the description "torture chamber" are aham's "before" pic and rousseau's. Those two pics look like they could have made it in pulp fiction, but the rest? Did anyone ask "please post your multiplex theatres"? Me, I have two bikes and no trainer, but hey, I live in CA....
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Well I have to say, the only two that even remotely come close to the description "torture chamber" are aham's "before" pic and rousseau's. Those two pics look like they could have made it in pulp fiction, but the rest? Did anyone ask "please post your multiplex theatres"? Me, I have two bikes and no trainer, but hey, I live in CA....
This is why you don't understand how an expensive home theater can be a torture chamber. Consider yourself lucky!
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Well I have to say, the only two that even remotely come close to the description "torture chamber" ..
Torture can take place in any setting....Torture chamber has nothing to do with the chamber itself but everything to do with what happens inside of it.
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Spoken like a man who paints his stairs to match his bike.
Well, d'uh...who doesn't?
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There are pics in the link in my sig.

Living in LA is pretty nice sometimes...
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
This is why you don't understand how an expensive home theater can be a torture chamber. Consider yourself lucky!
Trust me Grumpy - if I installed one, my wife would ensure it lived up to that description.
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Why would anyone want to spend time in a room they feel compelled to label a 'torture chamber'?

You guys are nuts. The world is my torture chamber.
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Trust me Grumpy - if I installed one, my wife would ensure it lived up to that description.

there are men who pay a lot of money for that
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I imagine that could get very expensive if you insisted on including special apparatus, like say, a tuba.....
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I imagine that could get very expensive if you insisted on including special apparatus, like say, a tuba.....
hey I am ahead of the game already!
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Well I have to say, the only two that even remotely come close to the description "torture chamber" are aham's "before" pic and rousseau's. Those two pics look like they could have made it in pulp fiction, but the rest? Did anyone ask "please post your multiplex theatres"? Me, I have two bikes and no trainer, but hey, I live in CA....
dont hate because i have a movie theater in my basement.

its torture for me no matter what my room looks like. honestly, i cant say that this winter my finished room is any less torture. for gosh almighty i rode for 2 hours and didnt move an inch. that is all. later.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
dont hate because i have a movie theater in my basement.

its torture for me no matter what my room looks like. honestly, i cant say that this winter my finished room is any less torture. for gosh almighty i rode for 2 hours and didnt move an inch. that is all. later.
no hatin' here aham - other than the fact that your basement is probably half as big as my entire house.
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Some pretty sweet setups in this thread.

garysol1, love the chairs in the theater!
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
no hatin' here aham - other than the fact that your basement is probably half as big as my entire house.

its the midwest. its 2 degrees outside. i will be inside a lot over the next couple months and need things to distract me. i would trade the basement for a Cali address tomorrow . later.
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Without getting into the specific mechanics of it, two things: 1) an individual blow like hitting a pothole isn't comparable to a consistent load in one place over long periods of time; 2) the wheel is spinning when you hit the pothole anyway, so the blow glances off of the wheel somewhat. This is why hitting a pothole isn't the same as taking a sledgehammer to a wheel when it's stationary. (not to say that potholes can't ruin wheels, of course).

Yeah, probably not much will happen to the wheel, but on the other hand I don't like the idea of putting so much weight on just one or two spokes for long periods of time.
While on my trainer this morning I was thinking about what you said. I then got to thinking what is between my "wheel" and the concrete floor. First I have an inner tube with 70psi. Then I have a plastic dish that the wheel sits in. Then I have a rubber mat, carpet and then the carpet pad. I doubt much real pressure is really even making it to the wheel/bearings at least not any pounding......just some thoughts....
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Was in the teens Sunday.
Was -12F without wind chill this morning...brrrr.
Here is my trainer area. I share it with my son...his game system and dvd's...my books...
The room is 13'x50'...length of the house and half the width. Soon as son leaves...from my lips to His/Her ears lol...it will become our dedicated fitness/recreation area. Can't wait.


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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
While on my trainer this morning I was thinking about what you said. I then got to thinking what is between my "wheel" and the concrete floor. First I have an inner tube with 70psi. Then I have a plastic dish that the wheel sits in. Then I have a rubber mat, carpet and then the carpet pad. I doubt much real pressure is really even making it to the wheel/bearings at least not any pounding......just some thoughts....
Whoa, you got it backwards: hubs don't press down on the spokes underneath them, they hang from the spokes above them. One hour on the trainer per day, 30 hours a month over three months of winter means 90 hours of pressure on just the three spokes from which your hub is hanging (that is, if you never change the position of your front wheel) and no pressure on any of the others.

Sure, maybe it won't hurt the wheel at all, though I wouldn't want subject my front wheel to that kind of uneven pressure. How hard is it to take the wheel off and put it on a hitch?
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Whoa, you got it backwards: hubs don't press down on the spokes underneath them, they hang from the spokes above them.
I think I disagree.....I think that the hanging spokes will see the same amount of negative pressure as the spokes below the hub see in positive pressure thus sharing the work load.
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
I think I disagree.....I think that the hanging spokes will see the same amount of negative pressure as the spokes below the hub see in positive pressure thus sharing the work load.
Consider the nipple (caught your attention there), and how it interacts with the rim. Consider the very first spoke you lace to a rim when building a wheel. Hold that hypothetical rim vertically in the air with one hand, hold the hub in the middle of the rim with the other and with that one spoke at 6:00 o'clock, and then let go of the hub.

See what happens?
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