Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

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Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby PommieYeti » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:52 am

]After watching the first 24 episodes of the complete series of 24 i realized i have another 167 episodes till i have finished the complete series and instead of sat on my bum watching I may as well have a go at this indoor trainer thing :D and maybe watch tv while doing so.
After a quick looksy on the gumtree I found a set of second hand nylon/plastic rollers (now I don't know why I went for them instead of the other types of indoor trainers. Maybe they look cooler :D)
anyway these rollers have the bar on the front that you can clip the front forks in (you can also remove this and use as proper rollers which in time i will do, but baby steps first)
So i bolted my commuter bike on and away I went, apart from the noise which isnt to bad it was quite enjoyable, for the ten odd minutes I did. :oops: (i am a newbie at this and my tea was ready)
The rear tyre size is 32mm on my bike and when i stopped the tyre was quite warm ish is this normal? as it did look a little flatter when riding maybe this extra spread created more friction ?


What I am wanting is a another rear wheel that I can swap over when using the rollers, i will fit it with a smaller width tyre/maybe a proper training tyre? can anyone see any problems with this not working? if anyone has any advice on tyres or where i can get a spare wheel with casette. The one thats on is a Shimano HG-31 8sp 11-32T cassette, so can i just put anything on as long as its 8spd ?? the cheaper the better :oops:
or just the correct wording for me to post an ad in the wanted section
any help would be very welcomed.

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Re: Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:07 am

Rollers shouldn't damage your tires, well not like a lot of mag trainers can anyway. Just pump your tire up hard and go for it.
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Re: Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby SquareWheels » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:09 pm

my rollers just make my tire shiny (aluminum rollers), haven't seen any wear at all on them.
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Re: Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby PommieYeti » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:01 pm

I just got my bike back from its free anaconda service check, and pumped up the rear to about 80psi (tyre says max 85psi) and it looks and sounds slightly better i think with a nice smooth skinny rear tyre it would be almost noiseless, if I can find a old wheel with cassette on ill use it if not this will be ok for now

ps anyone know if its a big job/expensive to change my bars and levers to road racing type making it almost a cyclocross bike ?

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Re: Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:58 pm

PommieYeti wrote:ps anyone know if its a big job/expensive to change my bars and levers to road racing type making it almost a cyclocross bike ?


Covered elsewhere on these forums if you search with keywords like "flat bar drop bar conversion".

But to answer your question in short form; from my impression of your budgeted spending; it's probably not worth it for this Anaconda bike. You would've been better off buying cheaper entry level, drop bar bike.
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Re: Lets try rollers....I need a spare rear wheel PERTH

Postby PommieYeti » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:04 pm

Thats what i intend to do in the near future(get a entry level road bike) but just wondered if i could go down this route in the meantime. oh well you live and learn,
cheers anyway

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