Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-09-09, 09:45 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Elgin, IL USA
Bikes: Huffy Illimina 26" Mountain bike (Don't make fun of me)
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Using trainers with bolt on hubs

I recently got into cycling as a fun way to lose weight. I live in Northern Illinois and the winters are pretty hard. I want to be able to continue exercising with my bike through the winter. I am using an old mountain bike of mine that has a rear hub that is bolt on and not the skewer type. I am trying to determine if bike trainers will work with the bolt on type of hub. They all see to be made for the skewer type. I want to upgrade my bike at some point but right now it is not financially prudent. I have been looking at the Bell Motivator because of my budget right now but would be willing to look at others if they work with a bolt on hub.
Kevinh1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-09, 02:34 PM   #2
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
ModoVincere's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they should work just fine. Most have a clamping mechanism of some type and a cup on the other side. Thus, the frame is the real point of contact and not the skewer...a skewer would not be able to handle that kind of stress.
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:05 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.