Wanted: Indoor Trainer

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  1. RUSS M8

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    Now that winter has arrived, and my after work rides are getting very dark, I am after an indoor trainer - the ones you put the back wheel of your pushie onto so you can pedal without leaving burnout marks on the carpet... :)
    I figure, many people would buy them, then 5 mins later decide that it's too much like hard work, and end up with em lying around...
    Anyone know of one lying around?
     
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  3. lindsaymac

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    Move to the north coast, mate, I go to work in shorts and t-shirt, just about every day. Might throw a jumper on, if it's getting a bit cool. It does get down to around 15C some days.
     
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    RUSS M8 Riding slowly on

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    No need, i'm sure it was nearly 15 degrees today :up: was an absolutely pant stretchingly beautiful display of natures beauty :)

    Oh, and more temp won't make it light enough to crash through the bush on a pushie without risking death...
     
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    oh, and I'm a day closer to PI.... :finga: :D
     
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    We got some rooollly, rooooooollly, steep hills around here, so you spend more time falling through the air, than crashing. :wink:
     
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    LOL... It'snpot crashing thatr husts.... just hitting the ground !! and then waking up...
     
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    I don't have one to sell (I reckon I easly do more Kays on it than on the road, even in summer) but I will offer my opinion.
    I'vz got a mag one, with 5 resistance settings. Mine are asjusted on the unit, while lots have a remote. To me the remote is a waste of time as I always have it set to max, as the bike has gears anyway.
    But thr wanky looking drip cloth over the top bar is a good idea.. Don't put one on carpet, unless you want it soggy with sweat :chuck:
     
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    Buy some lights, ya woose :D

    I had one for a while and hated it... sprayed pureed rear tyre all over the place, even with a special "indoor trainer tyre".

    Eventually I bought an actual exercise bike with a big 20kg flywheel and ergonomics that vaguely resembled a racing bike, then replaced the seat and
    cranks and pedals so I could get the position right. The big flywheel makes it much nicer, I don't worry about buggering the frame of my proper bike, no tyre destruction, and it feels solid enough to sprint on. It's also quieter.

    I still hate it. I'd much prefer to take the mtb and ride in the snow, but during the week after work in january, indoor is really the only option.
     
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    Yeldarb Two wheels short...

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    I got an old "Spin" bike from Graysonline...fully adjustable to resemble my MTB layout...might be worth thinking about. They regularly have old gym equipment on there. Obviously it won't be free.
     
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    interesting opinions Frenchies...
    My old man uses one quite a bit, and I have borrowed it before. I don't know how good or bad his is in comparison to others...? He has an old 26" mountain bike with a 2inch slick on the back, the tyre lasted about 5 years before it went out of round and gave him the shits... I've wound my 90kg's up with a full sprint, it felt solid. I think it is adjustable, but the bike has gears, and if that's not enough, just add 10 pound to the rear tyre to increase resistance :)
    So, maybe this tells me the shit ones are shit, and I should invest in something better :)
     
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