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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:09 pm 
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I had the best of both worlds. It was called a Roller-turbo and I bought it from the builder of the things in St. Ives in Cambridgeshire. It would appear I have lost it! I fear it has become collateral damage in the break down of a friend's marriage.

Now winter is here, I want to hold on to any small amount of hard won weight loss I managed in the summer!

What is best? I am hankering after some rollers. Are they better or would I be better getting a turbo? I would be using a fixed gear bike but could replace the fixed gear with a sprocket with a freewheel?

What do you folk use?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:18 pm 
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i found rollers to be more 'real' but turbo to be easier to use


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:05 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
i found rollers to be more 'real' but turbo to be easier to use


+1

Probably prefer rollers, but use a turbo as i find i can give 100% (or as close as i get) without shooting of the rollers and through the wall when suffering during interval training


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:07 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
i found rollers to be more 'real' but turbo to be easier to use


+1

Probably prefer rollers, but use a turbo as i find i can give 100% (or as close as i get) without shooting of the rollers and through the wall when suffering during interval training


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Well, if all goes to plan, I'll be picking some rollers up tomorrow. Hopefully the learning curve won't be too steep! Hell, I might even wear a helmet. That'll make a change.

New question. Will I need a special tyre or is that more needed for a turbo trainer? Last time I turbo'd, I melted the tyre.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:27 am 
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Kinetic Rock n Roll.

Hugely impressed by this device. I've had several trainers but not been able to use them for more then 20 mins at a time due to SAS (Sore Arse Syndrome) caused by the fixed position.

Rock n Roll trainer moves like a proper bike and is pretty silent too.


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