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Trainer Risks(3 posts)

Trainer Riskschbarr
Jan 14, 2003 6:27 AM
Hi!

I was wondering if there were any risks to my bike to a stationary trainer? I would hate to break my frame on this thing.
..no more than crashing off of rollers ;-) nmSpunout
Jan 14, 2003 6:51 AM
Question comes up often...consensus is, "No, but...."cory
Jan 14, 2003 10:01 AM
This comes up here pretty often, and most people seem to think it's OK. I've used the same frame on the trainer for four or five years with no trouble, but it's an old Reynolds 531 Trek tourer; you couldn't break it with a hammer. If I had an expensive carbon frame, or a light racing frame, I wouldn't be so casual about it.
One possibility: If you're a fairly common size, you could probably pick up a junker from someplace like the Salvation Army for $20-$40. As long as it fits and has one tire that holds air, it will work on a trainer. Saves wear and tear, and you can leave it set up all winter.