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Old 12-25-04, 07:55 PM
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Christmas Gift

Question for you all.....I got a Blackburn Mag trainer for x-mas. I was wondering on how they rate against cycle-ops and the like??

What did you all get???
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Old 12-25-04, 08:05 PM
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My mom combined my bday and xmas gift...I got a new Limar 909 helmet.

That's all I got cycling related anyway.

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Specialized Chamiox helmet
Nashbar shorts
Nashbar gloves
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Old 12-25-04, 11:32 PM
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so anyone know about the trainer i got********************
Just want a little feedback??
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Old 12-25-04, 11:50 PM
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I have the trainer, the fluid one... nice
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I got socks and a lump of coal.

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I got some Powerbar protein bars in my stocking, and a CLIF bar, which was promptly eaten before an hour on the trainer tonight.
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I got nothing in my stocking... air and a bottle of water... and a shaver...

(the shaver was a hint from my mom in front of my whole family... then started the question on shaving legs...)
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https://grahamwatson.safeshopper.com/68/353.htm?858

Got a Graham Watson book also
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A new chainring......
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Sorry for noone answering the question Auricpoe... Guess we all got something for the holidays that we just HAVE TO share with everyone...

The Blackburn Magtrainer (which I do have and use) it quite good. It's not on the same level as a Cyclopse or most fluid trainers. But the question is, do you REALLY need that kind of stuff? A friend of mine is using the same trainer and he raced on the European tour, so it's really not bad. Just one observation... Blackburn's trainers do tend to chew up the tire (I don't know why... maybe the rougher surface structure?) so make sure you have an old tire that you can slap on.
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Old 12-26-04, 09:02 AM
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... and oh yes, I did get a red Kestrel Talon frame and a Chris King headset for the holidays from my wife! (do I ever love her!!!) Built it up with parts from my old Giant TCR; Campy Centaur/Record, Xero XR-1 wheels, Fizik Aliante, Profile Design Stryker2000 aerobars, etc. Very nice indeed!!!!
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Velo cycling log for next season.
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Originally Posted by audiojan
Sorry for noone answering the question Auricpoe... Guess we all got something for the holidays that we just HAVE TO share with everyone...

The Blackburn Magtrainer (which I do have and use) it quite good. It's not on the same level as a Cyclopse or most fluid trainers. But the question is, do you REALLY need that kind of stuff? A friend of mine is using the same trainer and he raced on the European tour, so it's really not bad. Just one observation... Blackburn's trainers do tend to chew up the tire (I don't know why... maybe the rougher surface structure?) so make sure you have an old tire that you can slap on.


thanks for the input...is your friend a pro cyclist??
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Atari. I've been asking for two years for it!

I did get the cycle-ops fluid though. I haven't ever had a magnetic trainer, so I don't have a way to compare. It's ok... does the job, gets my heart rate up... I'm good.

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I got a trip to Cambria, California...a nice weekend rental my mom set up for my family...nice coastal cali house, new nephew, ausie bro-in-law surfer, great food, only stocking gifts....

And a Central California Hwy 1 Christmas Morning ride of 30 miles! Man, it was an amazing ride for me, wonderful roads(an 8 foot shoulder), North Coat scenery(cows, hills, hawks, empty road and paths, new road-kill species, and a huge herd of donkeys!). The highlight I MUST admit is being dropped by, by a MTB guy, uphill, who gave me a "On your left" followed by "Merry Christmas, friend!" less then 1 mile from "home".

I will cycle...it's amazing. Thank you all! And Happy Holidays!

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Auripoe,

Not a professional, but a sponsored amateur.

Best of luck with the trainer. Keep an eye on the tire.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Atari. I've been asking for two years for it!

I did get the cycle-ops fluid though. I haven't ever had a magnetic trainer, so I don't have a way to compare. It's ok... does the job, gets my heart rate up... I'm good.

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You will love your Fluid2...best trainer in the market IMO, based on our having ridden many of them. Best power at faster cadence, smooth, quiet, and fully warranteed on everything forever. Saris is top notch with their warranties.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Velo cycling log for next season.
What is this? I just used a excel spreadsheet I layed out as a log this year.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I got socks and a lump of coal.

55/Rad

I understand getting a lump of coal, getting socks totally sucks.
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Santa never gets me anything. I'm on his "naughty" list. Been there since that rather unfortunate accident involving...well...that's for another day!!
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
You will love your Fluid2...best trainer in the market IMO, based on our having ridden many of them. Best power at faster cadence, smooth, quiet, and fully warranteed on everything forever. Saris is top notch with their warranties.
yep, I had one of the original Cyclops Fluid trainers that leaked (I bought it back in '95, I think). It had been put up for *many* years. Once I discovered the leak while riding it last year, a friend (former LBS owner) told me he thought that Cyclops (Saris) would still warranty it for me. They actually had me pay them a $100 bucks for a brand new Fluid2! Pretty exceptional in my book as Saris didn't own Cyclops back when mine was built/sold.

Let's see for Christmas: Jittery Joe's jersey, Park TS2 truing stand (part Birthday gift, too)

Oh, and the surprise trip to catch the end of the Tour de France this past summer!
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Originally Posted by pjbaz
My mom combined my bday and xmas gift...Pjbaz
I have a niece, nephew, and two sister-in-laws all with birthdays between Dec 24-26. In all its unfairness, They've all experienced the "Combined" gift and don't get the uniqueness of a second birthday event.

So I make sure they get two seperate gifts each year, clearly marked "Birthday" and "Christmas". They also get a birthday cake during the holidays.
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Originally Posted by squeegy200
I have a niece, nephew, and two sister-in-laws all with birthdays between Dec 24-26. In all its unfairness, They've all experienced the "Combined" gift and don't get the uniqueness of a second birthday event.

So I make sure they get two seperate gifts each year, clearly marked "Birthday" and "Christmas". They also get a birthday cake during the holidays.
A friend said when she was growing up that, because her birthday was right at Christmas time, she would get a "Birthday" Party in July complete with cake and a pile of friends (just no gifts). Maybe you could do something like that to "celebrate" as a surprise.
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Originally Posted by auricpoe
Question for you all.....I got a Blackburn Mag trainer for x-mas. I was wondering on how they rate against cycle-ops and the like??

What did you all get???
I got the CycleOps Magneto trainer. My first trainer of any sort. Super easy to set up and super sturdy. Very smooth and quiet. I'm very happy with it.
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