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Old 01-24-2008, 05:27 PM   #7846
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Interesting idea. Hope it works.

I don't have the dosh to help at the moment, but once I start getting paid...

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #7847
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Hey Merc,


I wanna see a youtube of the first attempt...




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Old 01-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #7848
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I will not be watching those until after my first attempt...
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:36 PM   #7849
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I will not be watching those until after my first attempt...

Ya might learn a thing or two...
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:10 AM   #7850
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Ya might learn a thing or two...
OK will do

Thanks Nate

Still sitting on my kitchen floor. Not had the nerve to try it just yet....I will this weekend though.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:26 AM   #7851
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OK will do

Thanks Nate

Still sitting on my kitchen floor. Not had the nerve to try it just yet....I will this weekend though.
Far be it for me to call ANYone a wuss...



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Old 01-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #7852
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Honestly, if you have not been on rollers before, I would suggest being in a doorway.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:16 AM   #7853
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Sadly, work (sucks) is getting in the way at the moment and tonight is...well as anyone who knows me will tell you....BEER NIGHT

p.s. I am being a wuss though
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:18 AM   #7854
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Honestly, if you have not been on rollers before, I would suggest being in a doorway.
I may not be able to do that. What I had hoped to try is putting it next to a window on one side and have a chair on the other - I can easily grab either/both if I need to.

We'll see how that works out and re-adjust as necessary
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:19 AM   #7855
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I may not be able to do that. What I had hoped to try is putting it next to a window on one side and have a chair on the other - I can easily grab either/both if I need to.

We'll see how that works out and re-adjust as necessary
Careful with the winder thing... I don't wanna hear/see another 'oops!' thread!

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Old 01-25-2008, 08:23 AM   #7856
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I don't think being by a window is such a good idea, but as long as the window is above you when you are riding, it might be ok. A wall and a chair would be better than a window.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #7857
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I don't think being by a window is such a good idea, but as long as the window is above you when you are riding, it might be ok. A wall and a chair would be better than a window.
It's a window in a 3-season porch so there's actually no glass in the window (if that's what you were getting at) - it's just got a perspex screen in at the moment so it's pretty safe.

It does have a nice window sill though to hang onto should (when ) the need arises.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:15 AM   #7858
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It's a window in a 3-season porch so there's actually no glass in the window (if that's what you were getting at) - it's just got a perspex screen in at the moment so it's pretty safe.

It does have a nice window sill though to hang onto should (when ) the need arises.
Yes, that was my concern, and the same for Gummee, from what he posted also.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18 AM   #7859
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Yes, that was my concern, and the same for Gummee, from what he posted also.


I wonder what the breaking point of perspex is though....I wonder if it can handle a big fat guy hitting it with his head. Hmmmmm might have to research that.

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:19 AM   #7860
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Watch the videos. Might convince you not to go near the window...

I've never been on rollers, but just by watching the vids (and someone who's been on them can verify/refute this), I'd NOT hold your bars from the drops/hoods. I'd stay as far to the inside as you can. Leverage looks to be a bad thing...
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