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Old 11-11-11, 06:43 AM
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my trainer set up vs..the rode

I took the time to set up my roadie up into the fluid trainer cleaned her up set up the fan TV got water all good. Hopped on began to pedal and it felt oh so wrong.
Is it possible that the set up would just feel wrong on the trainer? I was unable to get comfy felt weird....I adjusted the seat a tad and will try again tonight.
I luved the set up on the road....I have not been on it for a month now do to weather and running instead.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:35 AM
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Wrong? Wrong how?
Maybe it's so boring that you're just finding excuses to stop? I dunno.

Just do it a couple times, you'll probably get used to it. That's my guess.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:59 AM
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my first thought is that the bike is not level. If it's up on the trainer, there needs to be something under the front wheel to prevent you from pointing downward. Even if you have something there, it could still be too short or too tall, angling the bike and making it feel "weird"
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Originally Posted by qcwtom View Post
my first thought is that the bike is not level. If it's up on the trainer, there needs to be something under the front wheel to prevent you from pointing downward. Even if you have something there, it could still be too short or too tall, angling the bike and making it feel "weird"
X2 My dedicated trainer got way more comfortable with a block under the front wheel.
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Old 11-12-11, 03:45 AM
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I took the time to set up my roadie up into the fluid trainer cleaned her up set up the fan TV got water all good. Hopped on began to pedal and it felt oh so wrong.
Is it possible that the set up would just feel wrong on the trainer? I was unable to get comfy felt weird....I adjusted the seat a tad and will try again tonight.
You have put a phonebook or block under the front wheel ... right??

And is it snowing where you are? If not, why aren't you riding outside?
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It is not snowing today but we had 12 inches drop last week, NWNJ is cold and nasty this time of year and dark by 4:30pm....I do have a front wheel block, not my first rodeo but first with this bike.....I did adjustthe seat and hope to ride her this weekend...I am doing a mtb race today..I'll let ya'll know the out come.....
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Old 11-15-11, 04:55 PM
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You have put a phonebook or block under the front wheel ... right??

And is it snowing where you are? If not, why aren't you riding outside?
I love this attitude. How about its dark when I get home
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Old 11-15-11, 11:03 PM
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I love this attitude. How about its dark when I get home
Get lights...
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Get lights...
I'll give you respect since you are in CO, but you are crazy if you think I'm going to ride with lights in Central, CA. Drivers here are stupid.
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Get lights...
I only use the trainer to do set intervals, and I think doing so makes sense. Really not a lot of open road where I am, and I get a more specific work out that way. Just because someone says they use a trainer doesn't mean they don't also ride on the road. I also commute in the dark every day. No reason you can't do both.

To the OP: your position on the bike will feel probably feel weird on the trainer. Mine definitely feels different. I find it way easier to stretch out on the road, actually, and my bike feels too big for me on the trainer. I probably straddle the bike more on the road, whereas on the trainer I find myself actually sitting on it; this would shift my weight back, and could make the reach feel longer.
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I'm a rollers guy. I've tried a trainer, but the stillness of it does feel really weird.
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