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Rollers on carpet? Does it work?(9 posts)

Rollers on carpet? Does it work?AFrizzledFry
Dec 16, 2003 4:09 PM
Curious if any of you have had success with rollers on carpet? If so, did you have to use something in between the carpet and the drums? I've got Minorua Action Mag Rollers (which i love, BTW).

Thanks,
Thomas.
Never had a problempurplepaul
Dec 16, 2003 4:51 PM
But, then, I wasn't riding them in the 70's.
re: Rollers on carpet? Does it work?Woof the dog
Dec 16, 2003 5:24 PM
depends on the carpet

some carpets let the thing just sink in under your weight, so its really hard and unpleasurable to pedal.

I tried sticking some old manuals under the little legs of the rollers, but they were soft (like a stack of magazines) and some parts of those manuals were contacting rollers. These are pvc drums, not aluminum. Suffice to say that I basically burned the book and made nice grooves in the rollers within the first 5 minutes of pedaling.

also, something happened to the rubberband. In one place it like melted or something. Crap!

Then i found some boards to put under rollers.

woof.
Lay down a sheet of plywood. nmthe bull
Dec 16, 2003 6:15 PM
re: Rollers on carpet? Does it work?techie470
Dec 16, 2003 7:53 PM
I ride my rollers on a carpeted floor with no problems. Picked up a 5' x 7' mat from the local discount store for between the carpet and the rollers, so I don't leave skid marks after falling off.

Steve
Beware of static electricity!OffTheBack
Dec 17, 2003 4:23 AM
Once I was riding rollers on carpet at my girlfriend's house, and I guess the carpet was brushing the drums and causing a ststic charge to build up. When my gf got home, I unclipped, put a foot down and leaned over to kiss her, and when we were about an inch apart, the biggest static spark I've ever heard shot between our noses!
Buddy fried a cordless phone doing that. nmSpunout
Dec 17, 2003 5:51 AM
Beware of excess chain lube.micha
Dec 17, 2003 5:23 AM
If you don't use a pad between rollers and carpet, don't lube your chain just before a roller ride. The excess lube will spray off the rear cogs and lay down a indelible black line on the carpet.
Short-pile carpet scrap or rug keeps rollers (and wife) happy nmDale Brigham
Dec 17, 2003 10:34 AM