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Hi, we are trying to find a set of training rollers long enough to fit our tandem on, all help or ideas greatly appreciated

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Surely just a normal set of rollers would work, then get a front wheel block to rest the front on? Like this http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-elastogel-travel-front-wheel-riser-block/

Otherwise, check out this blog post for idea's

http://tandemgeek.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/bringing-the-ride-back-indoor...

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Paul J [884 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam: That might work for a turbo trainer but not for rollers. Both wheels need to turn with rollers, to give the rider the stability provided by the wheels' rotational inertia, to help them balance.

Ok Ok, there's probably a few people with super balance who could manage with just the rear (maybe).  3 However, most of us will need both wheels to spin.

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Wookie [235 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Paul J wrote:

Gkam: That might work for a turbo trainer but not for rollers. Both wheels need to turn with rollers, to give the rider the stability provided by the wheels' rotational inertia, to help them balance.

Ok Ok, there's probably a few people with super balance who could manage with just the rear (maybe).  3 However, most of us will need both wheels to spin.

So why do so many rollers come with an A frame to take your front wheel off and hook the forks into a quick release?  39

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dazman22 [8 posts] 2 years ago
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Because the A frame is then holding you up so you don't have to balance at all, that's different to trying to balance with the front wheel just sat motionless on a block.