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Old 04-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #33121
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Hey all,
Funny enough, my riding season is coming to a close with my kids getting out of school in June so I am looking for some rollers.
SO, I have a roller question.
What is the difference with different diameter rollers?
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:28 PM   #33122
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17 miles today, including two idiots who blew through two red lights. One of whom made a U-turn in the middle of an intersection. I swearta gawd I'm gonna start carrying a helmet cam to record this stuff.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #33123
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Hey all,
Funny enough, my riding season is coming to a close with my kids getting out of school in June so I am looking for some rollers.
SO, I have a roller question.
What is the difference with different diameter rollers?
Found it......
Kreitler diameters
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #33124
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Kreitler diameters


I have been using Kreitlers rollers since '03. This is the smallest diameter 2-1/2". These have the plastic end caps, not good the belt has worm through the plastic, get the more expensive aluminum end caps. I started with the biggest diameter rollers but returned them because they were too easy. The bigger diameter should be easier on the tires, with the smaller rollers tire pressure needs to be high, 120 psi. Slick tires make less noise than even the 'file' thread pattern. Vittoria and Continental make trainer specific clinchers.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:50 PM   #33125
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Kreitler diameters
I got a fairly cheap set (price wise )at Nashbar $149 with 3.75" rollers more resistance than than 4.5" rollers alloy rollers and ends seems to work well I've riden them for about Five hours and they are fine.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #33126
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To me the whole area around Brevard is amazing.
I'd love to get out Saturday if you have time.
Thanks for taking the time to show us the good stuff today Ray. It was the best ride of our weekend by far. We really enjoyed it. That 2 mile DH run made the hike-a-bike sections totally worth it. Should you ever make it over this way, the favor will be returned.






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Old 04-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #33127
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I have been using Kreitlers rollers since '03. This is the smallest diameter 2-1/2". These have the plastic end caps, not good the belt has worm through the plastic, get the more expensive aluminum end caps. I started with the biggest diameter rollers but returned them because they were too easy. The bigger diameter should be easier on the tires, with the smaller rollers tire pressure needs to be high, 120 psi. Slick tires make less noise than even the 'file' thread pattern. Vittoria and Continental make trainer specific clinchers.
i've been riding Kreitlers since, the '80s; i'm on my second set, only because the first set moved out with an ex,... (she actually wanted them, and used them; we're still friendly, and i couldn't bring myself to keep a woman off of rollers.)

i solve the "too easy" problem with the Headwind fan; dial in as much (or as little) resistance as you want. wind resistance is the most like actual riding, and i can't think of another resistance setup where the effort you put into it is actually paid back by blowing wind *on* you.


BTW; loving the Mondo',...


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Old 04-27-2014, 04:06 AM   #33128
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Thanks for taking the time to show us the good stuff today Ray. It was the best ride of our weekend by far. We really enjoyed it. That 2 mile DH run made the hike-a-bike sections totally worth it. Should you ever make it over this way, the favor will be returned.

It was a blast to ride with "team Ginger". The whole day was pretty near perfect. I was absolutely shot after yesterday's ride. I want to go ride that again just to clear more of the climbs and tricky sections. Hopefully I'll be able to get out your way to ride sometime.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:44 AM   #33129
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Thanks for the input on the rollers.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:07 PM   #33130
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Finally a ride.



Slow

Forgot to et up the sensors again, or maybe the battery is dead? I'll have to mess with that later.
Headwind on the way out, then just past Lakeview the bike path is closed. I took that as a sign to turn around.
The tailwind pushing me home was very welcome.
The knee doesn't feel too bad either. A win in my book. I am a good bit off my prime, but I've got plenty of time to claw my way back.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #33131
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Fun riding

I manged 93 miles last week and just over 105 this week. I don't have any events this year and the miles sure seem to come easier when I don't "have to ride".

I was up at 0430 this morning and out the door at 0500. I rode to breakfast before the ride which started at 0615. We went around South Mountain and then some went to the top of the mountain while others went out San Juan Rd.

This was the last Sunday of the month so no vehicles are allowed in the park. Lots of riders out and about - no skateboards for a change. I climbed to the top which is quite a chore on a recumbent.

This group used to be a 15 mph no-drop group but these days, they're rolling at 17-20 so it's a nice pace. They do drop riders and the ride leader is good about waiting on the slower folks. Good group overall.


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Old 04-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #33132
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Felt like crap all day ,I knew it was going to be one "those" rides on the very first hill. They happen and you've got to deal with them. About two miles from house on the way back, there is a nice down hill a couple of sweepers. fun ride, About 3/4 way down the car in front moves to the center line. then I saw what they were trying to miss A goose standing in the road. I give you one guess where I was in the road. Luckily it waddled off the road when the car in front passed. Not before I hammered the brakes and scrubbed off about half my speed. Needless to say the uphill on the other side Sucked Center punching a goose at 35mph,just my luck. That's all I was thinking as I was hammering the brakes. It was a pucker moment for sure.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:42 PM   #33133
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:15 PM   #33134
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Did a loop of Fountainhead.

Still don't like the man-made rock gardens, but the trails have been beaten in better so it wasn't as bad.

Interesting reading

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:19 PM   #33135
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If I'd a hit that sum bitch it'd be in the oven protected species be damned
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