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 Post subject: Turbo trainer in London
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Bromley
Anyone in South London got an unwanted turbo trainer? Willing to pay a reasonable price depending on model/condition

Freddie


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:41 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
Is there a Machine Mart near you ? Always show riders these as they are just as good as a tacx turbo trainer but cheaper 8)

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... le+trainer

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... le+trainer


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:08 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks very much. They look good and there are apparently 3 stores near me!

Do you know what the difference would be between the two you posted? Is it noise? Or how 'realistic' it feels compare to actually riding? Do you think it would be a noticeable difference?


Freddie


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:03 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Hi Freddie,

The first trainer is just about exactly the same as the standard tacx trainer which costs some £150,
the other trainer has an adjustable tensioner to make pedalling more harder or easier.

Remember with these sort of trainers its advisable to have a training tyre as its harder
and creates less noise than a standard road tyre. The tyre which is used for the trainer
is not designed for the road because its harder and will not grip the road.

There are 'other' turbo trainers on the market besides the Tacx one but they soon get fooked up
after a few thousand miles where as the Clarkes run forever.


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