Turbo trainer

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17/09/2003 at 12:34
Can anyone recommend a turbo trainer for a beginner that isn't too expensive and not too noisy!

I don't particularly want anything fancy, just a basic one that will allow me to train indoors on horrid days.

Thanks
17/09/2003 at 12:59
hilly,
cant recommend anything specific, just stay away from the wind ones. opt for fluid or magneto.

Heres one on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3627363988&category=16143
17/09/2003 at 13:37
Thanks for that Daz, I've put a bid on it, but with 5 days to go I'm sure more bids are going to come in.

Are turbo trainers easy to set up and use or do they require a little bit of technical know-how?
17/09/2003 at 14:08
pretty easy really...
put wheel in space provided, tighten (important that one)

and adjust tension of roller on wheel...
17/09/2003 at 14:36
I have a magnetic I want to sell...
cougie    pirate
17/09/2003 at 14:43
Cateye cyclosimulator is the baby for me. V nice and quietish if you take the fan off.
17/09/2003 at 15:17
I want to get one as well ... it´s going to live in the basement and be shared by me and Mr B (not at the same time though!). Think that by putting on a Rolls saddle (which we both get on with) and adjusting the height of the seatpost, we´ll both be able to use it.

Any recommendations regarding brands/materials? MrB is a big lad and used to pull frames apart during his racing days - so we need a sturdy one!
17/09/2003 at 15:19
Hilly - e-mail me if you want to buy (very cheaply) my hardly used one. Michelle Dillon borrowed it once...

Cool new pic, Lizzy...
17/09/2003 at 15:22
<double take>

michelle dillon borrowed it......?
17/09/2003 at 15:26
Long story...
17/09/2003 at 15:27
Do you want to buy it now, Daz..?
17/09/2003 at 15:34
I've sent you an email pantman.
17/09/2003 at 15:58
Cheers Pantman - glad you like it!

It doesn't show tht I was very, very scared when the pic was taken (coming down a hill to a junction at 68 kph - and still pedalling hard!)
17/09/2003 at 16:15
yeh good pic lizzyb - wonder womaaaaaan!

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