HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Training rollers problem
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:44 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:13 pm
Posts: 55
Location: Northern Ireland
Hi guys,

I have a set of old trax rollers that are great but the issue I find is they don't sit level on level ground. I find that my hands get sore and I seam to slide forward in the saddle.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Alan


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free

_________________
Alan
My Bikes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Posts: 9
well, your first problem is that your rollers aren't level.

second, you may have a fit issue.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:01 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Posts: 1420
Put layers of various thickness under the feet until it is level ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 4:33 am
Posts: 676
Most older rollers are made with all the drums in the same line. The problem is that the rear wheel sits between two of them and the front wheel sits on top, so your bike is actually pointing up, not down. I don't remember how Trax's work, but I suspect you are slightly tense on the rollers and are pulling forward onto the nose of the saddle. Many people do this on rollers. You get the problem you describe even though you are really pointed uphill slightly. I'd check out the rollers first to see whether your front roller is actually set lower than the rear ones; if so, is your bike really level? Don't fix anything before you know whether you have a problem. Hope that helps.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:54 am
Posts: 49
Grab yourself a 2x6 piece of wood, or some rubber or something to prop under either the front or back end until you reach a desired comfortable height. Doesnt sound like the most complicated fix.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ultimate rollers

in Training

Mimizk

3

912

Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:04 pm

Mimizk View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My DIY rollers made it into a blog!

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Bianchi10

0

534

Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:13 pm

Bianchi10 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. I got a problem

in Everything wheels

Bridgeman

2

329

Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:43 pm

Zen Cyclery View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. problem with Bernhard B-T-P

in Road

revpower

12

1412

Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:50 pm

Kayrehn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. PowerTap hub problem. Suggestions??

in Everything wheels

dgasmd

2

255

Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:34 pm

eric View the latest post


It is currently Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:40 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB