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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! :) nmAsiago
Jan 26, 2004 1:50 PM
Kreitler Poly-lyte.djg
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 WeylessKerry 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.
1975 WeylessCurtSD
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 beltlotterypick
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 Classicsrussw19
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.

Nashbar rollersinnergel
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.