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Discussion: Trainer?

in: veinbuster; veinbuster > 2016-11-22

Nov 23, 2016 1:00 PM # 
'Bent:
Sounds easier to get out the fatty.
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Nov 23, 2016 1:11 PM # 
veinbuster:
It is much easier to get out the fattie, even with the trainer mostly set up it will be faster to get riding on the fattie.
But there are some things I want to work on this winter that will be better done on the trainer.
Nov 23, 2016 1:58 PM # 
'Bent:
I know, just pulling your (1x11) chain.
Nov 23, 2016 4:40 PM # 
Bash:
Funny, it's always an adventure to set up the trainer so I keep finding excuses not to. It is time, though!
Nov 23, 2016 6:51 PM # 
veinbuster:
The old trainer was easy: just stuff the rear wheel of anything in, dial a resistance level and hope on. The new one (third year with it) needs power, cadence wired, computer to control and records metrics and has 3 different wheel adaptors. The 26" Bacchetta and 27" road bike do not fit the same adaptor.

And that is with the steering setup in storage. With the front fork mounted in the steering kit you can (for a monthly fee) choose your road live via Google Maps. It actually sounds quite fun.
Nov 23, 2016 7:33 PM # 
Bash:
Oooh, we might need a demo of that.
Nov 23, 2016 8:30 PM # 
veinbuster:
Some of we may get have to help with some engineering to fit the steering to the Bacchetta first. I did a demo with a fake setup during my trial period. It is meant to do two thing:
- display street view of the road (sourced from Google)
- adjust the resistance on the trainer to reflect actual slope. My trainer range is -5% to 12%
Nov 23, 2016 8:43 PM # 
Bash:
Cool!
Nov 23, 2016 9:43 PM # 
'Bent:
Very cool! I saw 2 fatties on the Palgrave singletrack today, but not every day is this fatty-friendly.

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