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Thanks for the encouragment. I really think if the frame did not come apart I would have had more success and an easier time with it.
I will be checking with the LBS about adding a resistance unit to the ones I tried (PVC). I'll also see what size the drums were for sure on the unit I tried.
But I do see the advantages of rolling on these and see and understand how I would be a better and more proficient cyclist as well.
Rollers are AWESOME. Stick with them, it gets easier with time - I did an hour on them yesterday while watching the hockey. No problems.
Go with the 3.5" drums unless you can add resistance to the 4.5" ones. I can spin out the 4.5" ones and not be even close to 1hr power levels.
PVC/Alu is a moot point seeing how well made the PVC drums are these days. I have Alu. That said, a frame which doesn't come apart is the first step!
In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
Specificity, specificity, specificity.
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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I tried the rollers before I returned from being on loan. Now I know why they suggest being in the door frame. My right elbow is bruised and I some how cut the right knee as well. The frame came apart so I was fighting that as well. Did not know it until I stopped for good and took the bike off. That explains why the bike was at 150 degrees versus being 180 degrees. I wonder if I would have had more success if I would have realized the problem sooner. Boy you can not day dream and you need to remain focused and pedaling constantly. I was on the rollers for good half hour or more. I was sweating like a pig so I think I'll have to set up a fan on me as well to keep me some what cooled
Would I still get them .... you bet I think it would really improve my cycling skills, pedal balance and efficiency.
Any other suggestions? I was using PVC drums and I think they 4.5 inches in diameter. Which is harder to ride on rollers big diameter or small diameter? These were the flat rollers and not the parabolic rollers. IMO I think the parabolic rollers would be cheating and defeating the purpose of balancing?
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