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Balance Support For Rollers(6 posts)

Balance Support For RollersRyan
Dec 10, 2001 7:57 PM
I bought a set of Minoura rollers a few years ago and find it so monotonous using them. I'd like to be able to watch a movie or something to take my mind off watching the seconds tick by. Somebody told me that there is a frame you can get that attaches to the rollers which allows you to blink without making a new hole in the wall. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I thought that this would be a cheaper option than buying a trainer.

Thanks,
www.branfordbike.comgiff
Dec 10, 2001 10:01 PM
Did a quick web search and here is what I found.
http://www.branfordbike.com/trainer/train7.html#item1
Kreitler makes one, too, but...gtx
Dec 10, 2001 11:27 PM
they both seem kinda pricey for what they are, and then you'll probably want/need to add resistance, also. Seems like at that point you might as well just get a Minoura mag trainer for $100.
re: Balance Support For RollersLLSmith
Dec 11, 2001 4:25 AM
I got the attachment for my rollers because a couple of injuries will not allow me to put much pressure on my wrist.It pretty much turns your rollers into a trainer.I really have not used it too much.Talk about monotonous... It will put you to sleep real fast. I am not real good on my rollers so they keep me thinking about not falling off.
re: Balance Support For Rollersfirstrax
Dec 11, 2001 5:50 AM
I converted a bunch of movies to mpeg so I can watch them on my computer while on the rollers. As long as the monitor is straight in front of me I dont have any problems. When you have to look to the side you tend to drift in that direction.
roller stuff...Geof
Dec 11, 2001 10:44 AM
One of the main reasons to spend time on rollers is to improve balance, cadence, etc. I find rollers to be MUCH less mind-numbing than a standard trainer. You have to pay attention. I do the computer thing or bring my rollers upstairs into my dining room (my wife loves this one) to watch a flick on the tube. Either way, by the time your done you may as well buy a regular trainer and have the option of doing either one.

Good luck