Bicycle Trainer

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I'll put this here, but it might end up being more for the three speed crowd. I'm thinking of getting an indoor bike trainer for this winter. I don't want to call it a New Year's Resolution cause then it won't come true.....;) I would like one of the ones that raises the rear wheel and not the front one. Is there one of these that might work with a three speed bike or will they only work with modern bikes? As another option.....has anyone tried the one where you have to balance and both wheels are in rollers?
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    @Schwinn499 picked one up recently that he's quite happy with.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Roller style is for advanced training because it works the core from having to maintain balance so that might be a little sketchy. My indoor trainer is designed only for a multi speed bike and QR skewers. Love the old Schwinn exercise bike and I bought this one for $30 at an "Antique Shop ", it's the magnetic resistance version powered by 2 D battery's and the pedaling action, they also made a less expensive version than basically used the resistance of brake pads on the rim, stay away from them! b051b56ed41eac15f8c0bdf498d8f10e.jpg


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  4. #4 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I wouldn't mind one of those, but around here they are all over $100!
     
  5. #5 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    You can usually use a single speed/coaster brake bicycle in a modern turbo trainer if it accommodates 26" wheels. I've currently got my teens French racer with wood rims set up on mine. If you disconnect the three speed cable you may be able to use it on one too, depends on the length of your drive side hub nut I guess.
     
  6. #6 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I bought one last year and luv it. Unfortunately, due to med issues, I've been stuck on it for a while. It will work on any bike, old and new. I have one similar to this one https://www.amazon.com/Ohuhu-Magnet-Bicycle-Exercise-Trainer/dp/B018FNEST2/ref=sr_1_47?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1514485742&sr=1-47
    They are anywhere from $30 to $300 or more. PS: I missed the 3 speed part.
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  7. #7 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Regarding, rollers they are fun to use and not that hard to ride on, but you do need to stay focused.

    I had rollers and fell off a couple times. Not bad.
     
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  8. #8 Posted Dec 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have one of those stand trainers, too and, if you opened a slot in the mounting cup, it might be deep enough to clear the 3-speed shift chain, but I'm not sure.
     
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