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handlebar brace for minoura rollers(7 posts)

handlebar brace for minoura rollerszero
Aug 27, 2001 3:52 AM
i have a set of minoura rollers and i know i saw at one time a brace that fits under your handlebars to help balance on rollers...does anyone know where i can find one...thanks
lame, lame, lameclub
Aug 27, 2001 5:14 AM
sorry to be so harsh with you, but attachments to hold one up on rollers is a pet peeve of mine. I suspect the other roller riders out there will agree. the whole beauty of rollers is that you're not mechanically supported, and thus forced to learn to spin smoothly and ride a straight line. If you just want to hammer a hard workout with no regard for smoothness, get a clamp-on trainer. riding rollers takes practice, and the results are worth the effort. if you don't already do so, position the rollers in a doorway so you have something to grab on either side.
agreed. no point to them if you aren't going to use thembill
Aug 27, 2001 5:49 AM
as God intended.
Sorry Zero, but skip the bracePaulCL
Aug 27, 2001 6:33 AM
Beyond a good workout, the rollers (sans brace) force you to improve your form. Learn how to ride the rollers and you will never consider a brace again.
Roller tipsMB1
Aug 27, 2001 7:37 AM
First learn how to ride rollers by starting in a doorway or next to something solid that you can hold onto. Start easy and relax, you will do fine.

Second learn how to drink from a watterbottle while rolling.

Next practice sprinting.

Then sprint standing up!

Next ride no hands.

For show learn how to take your shirt off while rolling.

Best yet, place the rollers away from any support and bunny hop onto and off rollers. (This amazes people).

Now you are a roller riding stud!
Can you do all those?PaulCL
Aug 27, 2001 12:07 PM
Really...I can get to #5 - ride no hands, but doing the bunny hop on and off. That would be impressive. So, can you do it??
Standing up is harder than no hands, IMHO. I can go for awhilebill
Aug 27, 2001 1:18 PM
no hands, but can go for only a short time standing. Drinking from water bottle is also harder than no hands, for me. Bunny hop, taking shirt off, all out of the question. I would revise the order a little, and I would ask that you guys please don't intimidate those guys who think that you have to be able to do all of these things to get value out of rollers.