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Old 10-05-06, 12:20 PM   #1
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Kreitler Roller Questions

I've been thinking about getting rollers for winter training because I really want to work on form this year.

Everyone I've been talking to has recommended Kreitler rollers because the belts are replacable and the other parts have a lifetime warranty and all that sounds good to me.

BUT I can't get on one to try it out and everyone's review of the resistance doesn't help me out with what size drum to get.

I'm thinking about the 2.25" dyno-mytes because they seem to offer the strongest resistance. What gear ratio is that comparable to? The website only provides wattage when it comes to a "measurement".

I normally train 48X12 and ride 48X16.
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Old 10-05-06, 02:14 PM   #2
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I have a set of rollers which hae no labels of logos. I bought them about 20 years ago, but they're all metal, and have 8 adjustable feet so they're very solid, and once they're set up, they're very stable.

The rollers are 4½ inches in diameter, and most of my riding is at a cadence of about 100, in a gear of 53/17 (81.37 GI for my current tyres), which gives a speed of around 22-23 mph.

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Im looking for some rollers too. The cheapest I can find are on nashbar for 100 bucks. Is there anywhere else they have them for cheaper?
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All rollers fail for the same reason, the bearings go out. I had the "dyno-mites" - they were junk just like any $99 setup. They all use two-dollars bearings. (The drums are nice, that's all Kreitler cared about)

Anyway, I bought a pair of "Cyclepro", back in 70s, I went back to them after "playing with several other brands, you just have to know how to design a bearing extractor/press..... I've change bearings 4 or 5 times across 30 years and ~40-60,000 miles......

I do think whoever is making that "5 roller" setup - has a good thing for resistance.
Who's making that thing now?
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