|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! nm||Mike 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 out||charlieboy|
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 video||shawndoggy|
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.