Carbon bike on rollers

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CarlTroy
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by CarlTroy

Hi! Just wanted to make sure it was okay to use my carbon bike on rollers? :roll:
Sorry if this has been covered before, i tried to use the search function..
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by stella-azzurra

Yes :roll: Congratulations, this is a first.

I am interested in knowing your thoughts on why you might think of not put a carbon bike on rollers.
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No problem. I have been doing it with two carbon bikes for a couple years.

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Rick wrote:No problem. I have been doing it with two carbon bikes for a couple years.

Thank you! :thumbup:

@stella-azzurra: I just wasn't sure the forces the bike has to withstand while on rollers were the same when on the road. I know i should have conducted a scientific research before opening my mouth, bear with me, Isaac! :wink:

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only thing you need to watch out for is the sweat on bike parts...
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CarlTroy wrote:I just wasn't sure the forces the bike has to withstand while on rollers were the same when on the road.


What would make one assume otherwise?
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prendrefeu wrote:
CarlTroy wrote:I just wasn't sure the forces the bike has to withstand while on rollers were the same when on the road.


What would make one assume otherwise?

Different contact points i dunno...jesus if i'd known that my precaution would cause such turmoil i would have stayed quiet and just take the risk.. :roll: :wink: Keyword is precaution!

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by UD77

I would not worry about rollers. Now trainers that hold the bike by compressing the skewer, that's a whole different story.

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by Rick

I would not worry about rollers. Now trainers that hold the bike by compressing the skewer, that's a whole different story.


Huh ? I've been doing that too!
:oops:
I have a Cyclops Fluid2 and Nashbar parabolic rollers. I don't worry about any "odd forces" on either. But I use moderate clamping force on the trainer; just enough to take out any play.

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by MrWATTperKG

Completely OK and safe to use...well at least until you fall off the rollers :)

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by Geoff

Even that is no problem. I watched my wife crash on rollers. She just stopped! I was so surprised to see that at the time, but it makes sense as she had no inertia. In my mind, I expected her to go flying down the hallway!

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Geoff wrote:Even that is no problem. I watched my wife crash on rollers. She just stopped! I was so surprised to see that at the time, but it makes sense as she had no inertia. In my mind, I expected her to go flying down the hallway!


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by CarlTroy

Also...I'm going to use Vittoria's Hometrainter tyres, but was wondering if it was safe to use latex inners for 'rolling', because Michelin latex inners are all i have now? ( Heat management )

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CarlTroy wrote:Also...I'm going to use Vittoria's Hometrainter tyres, but was wondering if it was safe to use latex inners for 'rolling', because Michelin latex inners are all i have now? ( Heat management )

Hm, enough money to spend for extra hometrainer tyres, but not enough to by Butyl inners?
However, neither trainer tyres nor regular tyres get so hot that the inner explodes or melts or whatever you feared.
--> Use it, don't worry.

If it would get flat, I wouldn't expect you to have an accident (you're still on your hometrainer)... :mrgreen:

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Geoff wrote:Even that is no problem. I watched my wife crash on rollers. She just stopped! I was so surprised to see that at the time, but it makes sense as she had no inertia. In my mind, I expected her to go flying down the hallway!

:lol:

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