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Bike doesn't fit on trainer?

Old 12-03-14, 07:42 AM
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Bike doesn't fit on trainer?

I am trying to get my old trainer up and running, but am running into the problem that my bike skewer is too wide and doesn't fit. It appears that it is not only too wide, but also the wrong shape to match the notches. Are there replacement skewers that will be narrower, and smaller that fit? This trainer is a travel trac3 from performance that I have not used in years.
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Old 12-03-14, 08:06 AM
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I've never used that trainer, but looking at pictures of it I don't see why one of the generic steel trainer skewers (like Kurt's) wouldn't work. They have a conical/dome shape on the ends that doesn't sit in the notches.

Amazon.com : Kinetic by Kurt Rear Skewer for Trainer : Bike Wheel Skewers : Sports & Outdoors
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Old 12-03-14, 08:38 AM
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perhaps you need to switch the side of the lever?
I have trainers older than that which still work fine with my newer road bikes

send a pic if still not able to work out
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Take a pic of your trainer and bring the skewer you have to a LBS. Just about any of the cheap steel skewers willwork.

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Originally Posted by denvertrout View Post
I am trying to get my old trainer up and running, but am running into the problem that my bike skewer is too wide and doesn't fit. It appears that it is not only too wide, but also the wrong shape to match the notches. Are there replacement skewers that will be narrower, and smaller that fit? This trainer is a travel trac3 from performance that I have not used in years.
I just bought the TravelTrac a couple weeks ago and it came with a skewer. As others have said, I'd check online or at your LBS for a comparable skewer. Looks like the Kurt's Kinetic skewer can be had for $8-10 online.
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Got it figured out. Took it off my old mountain bike sitting unused in the garage. Swapped them out and got on the trainer, then remembered why I had not been on it in 10 years. Oh my that is a mental challenge.
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