training rollersfor tandem

by icarrott   June 30, 2014  

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

Thanks

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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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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
30th June 2014 - 13:44

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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). Wink However, most of us will need both wheels to spin.

posted by Paul J [647 posts]
30th June 2014 - 15:14

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you can get extensions for some types of roller:
http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/280830-tandem-roller-riding-rac...

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posted by Wesselwookie [139 posts]
30th June 2014 - 16:01

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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). Wink 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? Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
30th June 2014 - 16:17

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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.

posted by dazman22 [8 posts]
30th June 2014 - 18:53

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