Fitting my road bike to turbo trainer

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by ChrisV, 10 Mar 2019.

  1. ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    A bit of a technical question.

    I bought a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro Turbo Trainer https://www.tredz.co.uk/.CycleOps-Jet-Fluid-Pro-Turbo-Trainer-Kit-with-Speed-Sensor_205639.htm

    The bike I have is a Cube Attain GTC https://www.cube.eu/uk/products/road-race/attain/cube-attain-gtc-pro-disc-greynflashred-2016/

    The quick release bolt is not long enough for the Cube, but I managed to fit my hybrid to the turbo. I would rather have the road bike on it, so can anyone tell me what I need to buy to make this happen?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Markymark

    Markymark Guest

    I bought one of these
     
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  3. OldShep

    OldShep Well-Known Member

    I’d buy an old bike to stick on rather as subject a good bike to all that stress and sweat.
    I lied, In truth I’d sell the turbo. :laugh:
     
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  4. It says:
    you need to buy one like Markymark linked to.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    Is mine 142mm x 12mm?

    Just done 1/2 hour on the hybrid, wasn’t too bad. If I bought a wheel and cassette and training tyre, how cheap could I go?
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    £80-100 if all new £50 wheel, £20-25 cassette, £20 tyre
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    That’s quite dear. Might just burn through normal tyres instead
    :laugh:
     
  8. If it doesn't fit I'd guess so.
     
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    They make a mess...and cost £10 even for crap ones
     
  10. OP
    OP
    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    I’ve taken all superfluous bits off my hybrid (mudguards, pannier, bottle holders, pump) and added a turbo specific tyre to make it look like a lean fat burning machine.

    So I have my good road bike and the hybrid on the turbo. The problem is my daughter. She’ll want to go out cycling on her bike and it’ll be canals/gravel paths etc. It’s why I bought the hybrid, except the hybrid would now need a bit of time to get back to going out condition.

    The solution? A 3rd bike! Rather than spend £100 on a different wheel, I could spend £300 (approx) on a cheap hybrid for the turbo and keep my current hybrid in road worthy condition for family outings. Or I could even buy a cheap road bike for the turbo (preferable). How cheap can one go on a turbo? Does groupset/number of gears etc matter at all? And how would I know if it would fit my current turbo?

    Thank you for all help so far!
     
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  11. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Here's my story of searching for a turbo bike. If you can't be bothered reading it all I got a used Carrera for £100.

    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/cheap-bike.243574/
     
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  12. OP
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    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
  13. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Looks good - a bit more expensive than my one, but includes a spare cassette and spare pedals. He may come a bit if you chanced your arm with a lower bid.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    How do I know if it’ll fit my turbo? I am not technically minded!
     
  15. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    It should be fine. Your cube has a thru-axle and your hybrid probably has a standard quick release skewer. The Carrera will also have a quick release.
     
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