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Soooooo, what rollers are YOU riding???(13 posts)
|Soooooo, what rollers are YOU riding???||JetSpeed|
Jan 26, 2004 1:32 PM
|What rollers and WHY do you like/dislike them?|
|The paved outdoor ones. Because it is fun to do.||MB1|
Jan 26, 2004 1:43 PM
|Of course the studded snow tires help a lot.|
|showoff! :) nm||Asiago|
Jan 26, 2004 1:50 PM
Jan 26, 2004 1:53 PM
|I like them. Smooth. Pretty good range of work--I can just spin in the little ring or get the heart rate up in a big gear (with med/high rpm). Reasonable price.
No dislikes at all, except that they're rollers--good for a focused workout but I'd go crazy trying to do a couple hours (much less more).
Jan 26, 2004 1:58 PM
|Minoura Mag's... They have a resistance unit. They're my preferred set but they're hard to travel with. The Kreitlers fold up, so that's cool I guess.|
|re: Soooooo, what rollers are YOU riding???||Squishy|
Jan 26, 2004 2:07 PM
|Kreitler Challenger with killer headwind, because it wears me out when I open the fan unit up. Has a nice blast of air right in my face. They're heavy-duty, too.|
|Kreitlers that I bought at Veloswap in Denver (nm)||JPRider|
Jan 26, 2004 2:14 PM
|1975 Weyless||Kerry Irons|
Jan 26, 2004 4:25 PM
|Back when Weyless was a leading edge bike part manufacturer (one of the first to produce sealed bearing hubs) they made rollers that were head and shoulders above the competition. In today's $$, they were about $400, but I figure that my wife and I have put over 60K miles on them and only replaced one roller belt. It could be argued that quality pays.|
Jan 26, 2004 4:49 PM
|I've got a set too - handed down from my dad. They're still as functional as they were then.|
|Where can you get a replacement roller belt||lotterypick|
Jan 27, 2004 11:24 AM
|Hope you can help or tell me how you did it. I've got Weyless too and it works great but I wonder where to get the belt if the existing one fails (after I pick my self up and check out the damage.).|
|Kreitler belts work fine - that's what I'm using now (nm)||Kerry Irons|
Jan 27, 2004 4:14 PM
|10 year old American Classics||russw19|
Jan 26, 2004 5:59 PM
|When I bought them I really wanted a set of Kreitlers, but Kreitler was majorly backordered that year. I would have missed the winter (a whole month in Florida) if I would have ordered them in November that year, so I ordered the American Classics instead. I have to admit that I am happy with them and they are going just fine after 10 years. I haven't even replaced the belt yet. But then again I only have to ride them about 10 to 15 days a year where I live, and that is mostly because I don't like to ride in the rain anymore.
Jan 27, 2004 12:04 PM
|They do the job OK, but are developing a very annoying hum. I have to ride to the left of center to keep from going crazy.
All in all, they are fine for what I paid for them ($65 or so used). If I had to use them more than the maybe two hours a week for a few months (I live in Tx), I'd upgrade to something more substantial.