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Anyone familiar with Cortina rollers?

Old 01-19-09, 09:25 PM
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Anyone familiar with Cortina rollers?

Someone is offering me a set of Cortina rollers for $75. They were purchased 10yrs ago. I have no idea what they are like. The only thing I've seen is from the web and the rollers look huge. I'm worried about the band at that age. Finding any replacement parts will be a p.i.t.a. I've asked for pictures but the email that was sent, the picture link was broken. I've asked for another. But you guys may know better.
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if it has larger diameter rollers and a "belt" instead of the usual rubber tube, then buy those suckers right now. those are the shizzle. assuming they're in good shape, of course.
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Can you be more explicit? I can't find any info. I know that they are metal rollers. I'm trying to get more info. I was hoping you and someone like patencad would respond. I think you guys seem to be the veteran riders

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more explicit than metal rollers with a belt? Rollers aren't exactly rocket science here.....
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Cortina has been around a long time. They were one of the brands that was available back in the early '70s. I don't know anything about the parts, I'm guessing it isn't that big of a problem, but I can't tell you for sure. If it has sealed bearings, you not have problems replacing them. Can't imagine you need any parts other than a belt.

If you don't know how to ride them, get the present owner to demonstrate or take along a friend that can ride them. That sounds like a reasonable deal if they are functioning.

When I googled for cortina rollers, the first hit was "antique rollers"
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