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Anyone tried riding your bike on a treadmill?(14 posts)

Anyone tried riding your bike on a treadmill?CARBON110
Oct 15, 2003 8:25 PM
Im going to check it out and see if its possible. Should be similar to rollers only issue I can see is setting speed but that can be solved with trial
re: Anyone tried riding your bike on a treadmill?mickey-mac
Oct 15, 2003 8:34 PM
I've never run a treadmill and certainly haven't ridden one, but it sounds like a recipe for disaster. Let us know how it turns out if you're still able to communicate after the experiment. ;-)
Are you both retarded?Skooter
Oct 16, 2003 12:29 AM
Just kidding I just had a great jog on my rollers. Just man up and go out in the rain or buy a club membership. I swear if I had kids like you. Kidding Scoots
Don't get dared into it after drinking beer! nmMike P
Oct 16, 2003 3:15 AM
It will be replacing rollers before you know it...biknben
Oct 16, 2003 4:10 AM
You won't be the first to try it. Image from an Interbike booth provided by Velonews...
Thats exactly what Im talking about.......CARBON110
Oct 16, 2003 4:49 AM
I can hook my SRM up to my Computer and it becomes a Computrainer...a treadmill would be much more fun to ride on then a trainer/rollers for 4 hours :)
Thats exactly what Im talking about.......triman001
Oct 16, 2003 5:30 AM
I think Chris Boardman used to do it in the lab - put the gradient up and it simulates climbing.......
Thats exactly what Im talking about.......aliensporebomb
Oct 16, 2003 5:59 AM
Sounds like a candidate for "America's most painful home
videos". I think I'll stick with the trainer.

Although I should see if my bike will fit on the treadmill....
Thats exactly what Im talking about.......undertrained
Oct 16, 2003 7:28 AM
Do motorized treadmills go fast enough? I doubt they go up to the speeds needed for cycling on them.
treadmills fast as all get outcharlieboy
Oct 16, 2003 7:41 AM
In a previous existence I used to train racehorses and there are treadmills available that you can gallop a horse on full tilt (note no rider!!). So I guess that's 45 mph plus...

You tend to need some kind of sling suspended from above the horse, just in case of a slip or fall, to prevent the horse from being ejected from the treadmill at great velocity in a rearward direction. I guess something similar might help on a bike!

Funnily enough the horses soon get the hang of this thing.
But home and gym treadmills for people ...Humma Hah
Oct 16, 2003 9:26 AM
... are meant for human aerobic running speeds. I doubt they exceed about 16 mph, although they may crank up to a decent grade (12-15%?)

I'd think running treadmills would also be a little on the short side. Might fit a BMX or freestyle bike.
Whatever you do, be sure to take lots of pics and videoshawndoggy
Oct 16, 2003 9:52 AM
So we can laugh (or be amazed, but I suspect laugh). This is a moment that should not go undocumented.
LOL, well it was just a thought :)CARBON110
Oct 16, 2003 11:08 AM
I will reasearch CAREFULLY before attempting anything and I will be sure to inform the rest of yas
I've done it! I've done it!BCtriguy1
Oct 16, 2003 11:34 AM
DO NOT TRY IT!!!

that's the only advice I can really give. Yes, I was younger and yes, I was very inebriated at the time. It was all fun and games for around 10 seconds, then on of the wheels turned sideways and I smacked my head on the guardrails you're supposed to hang on to. The treadmill was quite small, and I think what happened was I rode too fast, then slowed down to quickly and my rear wheel went off the edge, which caused the great spill.

Maybe if you try it sober, on a long treadmill, with some kind of restraining device... lol... the mental imagery here is incredible. ANYWAYS, good luck if you decide to give it a go.