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average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" question...(11 posts)

average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" question...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 7, 2001 11:15 AM
no, this is not a question for trainer creeps.

setup trainer, tv, vcr, bike last night and had my first dark-at-5-after-work-trainer ride. when i'm out of the saddle, it's creeping across the floor, but hardly noticeable until a while into the ride. 8 inches in 45 minutes. the front wheel crawled right off the 25lb weight plate i was using to level-out the bike.

it's a '00 minoura magturbo on the slab floor of my garage. rubber feet on the trainer.

what can i do for traction?
subject correction: .8 feet per HOUR nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 7, 2001 11:16 AM
re: average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" question...snipsnip
Nov 7, 2001 11:21 AM
don't get out of the saddle?
re: average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" question...raboboy
Nov 7, 2001 11:30 AM
ouchie. I wouldn't get out of the saddle on the trainer. the movement could do very bad things to the frame.
re: average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" question...brider
Nov 7, 2001 12:15 PM
Most garage floors are sloped! Are you creeping toward the door? Aside from putting in anchor bolts, there's probably nothing you can do about it.
re: put the front wheel against the wall nm...dzrider
Nov 7, 2001 12:40 PM
re: ;trainer creep Try a rubber matComet26
Nov 7, 2001 1:18 PM
Try getting a floor mat from the hardware store (or Home Depot) that has a rubber backing...not sure how old your floor is but many newer concrete floors have a sealer on them that can make them slippery....I had to do this for my basment floor so I wouldn't kill myself getting on and off the rollers...look cleats on shiney concreate floor....wheee....

pete
house <1yr old, will try rubber mat, have one. thanks. nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 7, 2001 1:20 PM
re: average speed .8 feet per mile: &quot;trainer creep&quot; question...zero1
Nov 7, 2001 1:21 PM
sell the magturbo and buy rollers...
why rollers?Fred the Dre2ad
Nov 7, 2001 1:54 PM
The guy asks for advice and you criticize using a trainer? I hate rollers when I'm just trying to get a good workout and zone.
gonna try the rubber mat on floor option, if it doesn't work,...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 8, 2001 6:10 AM
then i'll put something large in front of the front wheel and a 2x4 between the large object and the wall, hoping that will work.

on frame fatigue: i'm not convinced, but then again, i'm hard-headed. besides, don't we all want a new frame, anyway?

on putting the front wheel against the wall: where am i supposed to put the tv and vcr?

on sloping garage floors: i'm moving toward the rear of the garage, so i guess i'm a steel-legged monster :-) .

on selling the trainer and buying rollers: no, thanks. but i would like some rollers eventually. i'll add them to the list.

thanks (most).