|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 nm||Js 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 mat||Comet26|
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....
|house <1yr old, will try rubber mat, have one. thanks. nm||Js Haiku Shop|
Nov 7, 2001 1:20 PM
|re: average speed .8 feet per mile: "trainer creep" 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.