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Rollers?
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:18:23 am »
not that I'm planning it, but I was pondering the possibilities of putting the Grasshopper on rollers and wondered if it is at all possible to use a recumbent bike on rollers.

I have to think outside the box because I lost the box a long time ago  ::-)
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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 12:17:09 pm »
It can be done - I know that my chum Fast Freddy Markham used sometimes to ride a GRR on rollers - but how easy it is would be another matter entirely.
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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 02:52:12 pm »
I don’t see why not. Technique would be the same.
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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 05:08:03 pm »
Try these. Dead easy to ride on. Much easier than conventional rollers.

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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 05:09:50 pm »
I found a Streetmachine on a turbo trainer to be rather bouncy.  Dunno how that translates to rollers.
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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 05:27:26 am »
I used my  Bacchetta on a turbo trainer..
Worked  very well unfortunately the rear brake calliper somehow got wrecked.

Re: Rollers?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 01:33:12 pm »
Try these. Dead easy to ride on. Much easier than conventional rollers.

At that price, they ought to be.

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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 06:24:02 pm »
My M5 was OK on the turbo, apart from the fact that the NOS turbo tyre I had seemed to be covered in some gummy residue which completely fouled the roller and had me thinking my legs had turned to spaghetti
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Re: Rollers?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 02:57:33 pm »
I used rollers as part of my BM training.  I was borrowing a front-wheel drive carbon recumbent with 20 inch wheels – Mr L will no doubt know whose it was – so the rollers had to go back to front, with the two at the front and one at the back.  Needless to say, it made steering to keep one's balance a little interesting at first, but had it cracked in a couple of days.