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Old 12-08-08, 01:44 PM
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Old 12-08-08, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred";7985561][SIZE=&quot View Post
My Michigan basement![/SIZE] Yes it truly is a dungeon.

I spend almost as much time on the other side.

Nice tuning stand- but only 1 pair of skis??? What's up with that?
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Old 12-08-08, 03:01 PM
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unfinished concrete basements give me the creeps. I don't think I ever set foot in my grandmother's basement once.
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Old 12-08-08, 04:02 PM
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Wish I had the big TV's some of you guys have. Also, playing xbox on the trainer is a lot harder than it looks.
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Old 12-09-08, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Torture chamber for front wheels, more like it. Jayzus, these pics are painful to look at. It's bad for the wheels to sit there under stress in just one position all the time. This is why wheels are meant to spin. Don't you guys know anything?

At least UnsafeAlpine got that aspect of it right a few posts above. But more properly, here's what you do: you buy a cheap-arse steel frame for $40 via Craigslist, put a half-decent spare rear wheel on it with one of those "trainer tires" from Germany (they work, they're good), get a rack hitch to attach your forks to, put it on some kind of home-made stand, and there you are.



I wonder how many wheels get damaged from the trainer./
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Old 12-09-08, 09:51 AM
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I wonder how many wheels get damaged from the trainer./
Zero, none.

if one is really worried about the forces of wheels on a stationary trainer, then they should really play it safe and not ride on the road.
 
Old 12-09-08, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
Zero, none.
Bullfeathers. Excessive stress for long periods of time on one small part of the rim will ultimately have an effect, however large or small.

Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
...if one is really worried about the forces of wheels on a stationary trainer, then they should really play it safe and not ride on the road.
Complete nonsequitur. The force on a mobile wheel is continually displaced and shifted, as was always intended with spoked bicycle wheels. Not so on a stationary wheel.
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Old 12-09-08, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by dmp View Post
Nice tuning stand- but only 1 pair of skis??? What's up with that?

I keep my ski's in my locker at the hill. I only bring home the ones that are getting the works that night.


P.S. It is an old picture and thers a lot more stuff hanging around now.
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Old 12-09-08, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jay68442 View Post
Here is my spot in the basement.
wow it's like youre ready to do a triathlon. all you need is one of those jet powered swim training pools.
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Bullfeathers. Excessive stress for long periods of time on one small part of the rim will ultimately have an effect, however large or small.
Excessive stress? how is sitting stationary "excessive" as opposed to running over potholes at 20mph?

Come on, people have been riding stationary trainers for decades with no wheel issues.

This is a non-issue. Even if you really believed this, turn your wheel 1/4 turn every day.

Just make sure you line up your valves.
 
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Originally Posted by dmp View Post
Nice tuning stand- but only 1 pair of skis??? What's up with that?
nice! grey goose. does it dissolve the wax or something?
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Originally Posted by The Dimpler View Post
Excessive stress? how is sitting stationary "excessive" as opposed to running over potholes at 20mph?

Come on, people have been riding stationary trainers for decades with no wheel issues.

This is a non-issue. Even if you really believed this, turn your wheel 1/4 turn every day.

Just make sure you line up your valves.

that's the gospel truth!
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Old 12-09-08, 12:13 PM
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Ayup...been using wind trainers of varied types for over 20 years using the front wheel with no adverse affects.
Disclaimer: I weigh 145 lbs and ride lightly too so that's not saying much for pressure on the wheel.
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We moved from this apartment but we lived there for a year while looking for a place to buy. I jammed a LOT of stuff into the basement since we had pretty much no room elsewhere. I did a lot of hours down there, some 3+ hour rides, one 5+ hour marathon ride. Mainly I did 1-2 hour rides. Nowadays mainly 1 hour rides in a slightly nicer environment but much smaller than before.

http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...g-dungeon.html


This door is just wide enough to get a document box through, maybe 20-24" wide.


My dashboard.


My weight setup that no longer fits. I love the poster in the background.


To put things in perspective.

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Here is mine. The recumbent is a RANS from the 1980's. The motivation comes from the cd-boombox, and the carnivorous plants (Nepenthes) growing in the terrarium in front of the bike.
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Originally Posted by Fred";7985561][SIZE=&quot View Post
My Michigan basement![/SIZE] Yes it truly is a dungeon.



I spend almost as much time on the other side.

All I keep thinking is... "It puts the lotion in the basket"
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All I keep thinking is... "It puts the lotion in the basket"
"it puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."

out of context, kind of catchy.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
man cave law number one; screen must exceed 110 inches.





that's 119 inches of 1080p perfection.

my torture chamber is out in the lobby.



later.
is it necessary to show off your wealth to people who dont care
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is it necessary to show off your wealth to people who dont care
Jealous much?
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Jealous much?
of his bike maybe everything else not at all
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my torture chamber (cougar mtn):

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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
man cave law number one; screen must exceed 110 inches.


Man Cave law number two: no children's movies will be played in the Man Cave.
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Originally Posted by gv1256 View Post
is it necessary to show off your wealth to people who dont care
to you all i can say is meh.

to the rest calling me out on the cartoon and man cave law; you are oh so correct, but it really is a good movie... later.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
to you all i can say is meh.

to the rest calling me out on the cartoon and man cave law; you are oh so correct, but it really is a good movie... later.
Besides....everyone knows that the Cartoons show off the picture quality the best. What are they playing everytime you go into an electronics store? It's either some animated movie or some sporting event.
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Don't mean to derail this post too much, but you can build a very impressive front-projector setup these days for under 3 grand.

Epson 1080UB w/ 120" powered drop down screen.

Cheaper than a 60" plasma.

Big screen doesn't mean the person is rolling in dough.
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