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It IS possible to stand on rollers! Heres how...(11 posts)

It IS possible to stand on rollers! Heres how...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 4, 2002 1:41 PM
After seeing a post below where 4-5 people were very catious about standing. I'd just like to let you all know it is possible to stand on rollers. It is also possible to get up onto them without using anything to support you although I can only do it with double sided pedals.

To stand heres my advice.
1) Make sure the front roller is about an inch in front of your front hub. If it isn't when you start to put more weight on the front wheel you'll just roll forward.
2) To stand shift into a harder gear, put your hands on the hoods (can be done in the drops too) and just stand up keeping your center of gravity in the middle of the bike and keep your pedal stroke smooth.
3) Your standing!

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
your left out the rest...trekkie1
Nov 4, 2002 1:51 PM
1) Make sure the front roller is about an inch in front of your front hub. If it isn't when you start to put more weight on the front wheel you'll just roll forward.

2) To stand shift into a harder gear, put your hands on the hoods (can be done in the drops too) and just stand up keeping your center of gravity in the middle of the bike and keep your pedal stroke smooth.

3) Your [sic] standing!

... and the rest...

4) Your front wheel wobbles precipitously toward the edge; you over correct, and it slides off the roller.

5) With no chance to compensate, you topple over onto your hip and shoulder, likely doing no permanent damage, but suffering a few bruises, while swearing at some idiot named "Nick" who suggested you try this. :-)
WARNING: NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES OCCURING DUE TO THIS PPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 4, 2002 2:10 PM
...DUE TO THIS POST.

Just thought I'd put that little disclaimer in there :) But no standing isn't all that hard. Its just like learning how to ride rollers... you have to learn how to balance all over again. A humbling experience at first until you figure out and its easy.

O ya... NOONE FALL! (I may not be legally liable anymore but I'll still feel guilty) :)

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
next trickbugleboy
Nov 4, 2002 2:54 PM
The next trick is to go with no hands.
You really want to impress me?Sintesi
Nov 5, 2002 5:46 AM
Change your shirt in the rollers. I understand people do this.

BTW, I made it out of the saddle last night a couple times for about 20-30 seconds. Just a few cm mind you. It got pretty rickety much higher than that.
Hell yeah! hold my beer and I'll show 'ya :))coonass
Nov 4, 2002 5:15 PM
nm
yepDuane Gran
Nov 4, 2002 6:44 PM
For the doubters, yes it can be done. It helps to do it in a narrow doorway at first, but it isn't terribly hard after getting the hang of it. I personally find the numb feeling "down there" from prolonged sitting to be enough to encourage me to stand.
Yes, it is...Stampertje
Nov 5, 2002 4:01 AM
However, if you have the front roller too far forward, as soon as you put too much weight on your hands you'll scoot off backwards!

BTW, to me, it feels more like a sort of "climbing standing up" than sprinting. Is it possible to do a standing sprint on rollers, too? So far, I've been riding a singlespeed on the rollers, so I can imagine that my gearing isn't high enough for sprints.
Instr's say front wheel on top of or at most a cm behind centerbill
Nov 5, 2002 7:40 AM
of front roller. Mine lands pretty much square with the top of the front roller. I can stand, I can ride no hands (for a little while, anyway), and no issues.
Right... just too lazy to adjust for a smaller bike (nm)Stampertje
Nov 5, 2002 9:58 AM
I'd say sprinting standing on rollers is impossiblePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 5, 2002 10:23 AM
Just due to the torque your putting into the pedals you'll get off balance or start to rock back and forth. Its possible to go fairly high in a small gear but thats defeats the purpose of a sprint. Thats why I want a fork stand and a wind unit for my kreitlers.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca