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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
2/22/10 10:03 A

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Adrian

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.

Jim

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2/22/10 9:40 A

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Jim:
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!

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
2/20/10 3:42 P

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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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