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Front fork stabilizer for rollers...good idea?(5 posts)

Front fork stabilizer for rollers...good idea?ArvinC
Mar 31, 2003 6:14 PM
Hello everyone. Have been hearing how using a trainer may/can put too much stress on a bike frame, possibly leading to damage or failure. So, I was thinking of getting a set of rollers. I have noticed that some roller systems offer a fork stabilizer. This strikes me as a good feature for training flexability and learning-curve purposes. However, when it comes to my bike, is this a better idea stress-wise than using a trainer? Or is it just as bad, or worse?

Any thoughts or opinions would be great!
Just learn how to ride the damn rollors!the bull
Mar 31, 2003 6:22 PM
You dont need that crap spend you money on the resistance unit!!! Its not that hard.Put a chair next to you or practice in the doorway.The next thing ya know you will be like me riding while your half asleep until you ride off the rollers and thump ....catching yourself before you slide off into the garage door!
Just learn how to ride the damn rollors!ArvinC
Mar 31, 2003 6:27 PM
LMAO!!! So that's the trick! I never thought of practicing in the doorway...but, it sounds like it'll do the trick!

Thanks, for the tips, Bull! BTW...nice bike you have there in your posts down below! Campy Record...Ssssoooooo PURDY!!
My understanding is that a fork stabilizer is bad for the forkjoekm
Mar 31, 2003 7:34 PM
re: Front fork stabilizer for rollers...good idea?micha
Apr 1, 2003 4:34 AM
Arvin - there is no learning curve if you ride rollers with a fork stabilizer. The balancing forces coming from the bike and your steering reactions to them would simply be missing, and you learn nothing.

If you're a fairly smooth road rider, you'll have the rollers wired after one or two days of doorway- or hallway practice. Once you ride rollers "out in the open", a word of caution. Remove all dangerous objects (like glass coffee tables)your head could strike should you topple over sideways.