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My riding has got worse

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 22 May 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    It's been a while since I was last on a set of rollers till I just bought myself some recently, I remember it being hard to judge but I forgot just how hard. got on them last night and was all over the place, I never knew my handling skills were just so bad.
     
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    could partly explain the popularity of turbo trainers. I'm sure there are other, more valid reasons, for turbo -v- roller.
     
  3. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    As an experiment (if possible), try using a heavier set of wheels, heavier rims/tyres especially may (should?) be more stable.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    like the idea but I doubt very much it will work, I would of still gone all over the place had I fitted car tyres to the bike.

    I was ok after 10 minutes, but I could'nt believe my handling could deteriorate so rapidly like that.
     
  5. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    I'd like to give it a try myself. I've read quite often that there's a noticeable difference between heavy/light tyres/wheels. It would be fun to calculate the figs, then try it to see.
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I thought Rollers are a whole lot worse to ride than the actual road itself :eek:
     
  7. graham56

    graham56 Veteran

    First and last time i was on rollers was back in 72, they belonged to a mate and i almost crippled myself when i fell off them.:eek:
    Not as easy as it looks.
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    only as you have about a foot and a hlaf to move about in, about the same as a cycle lane
     
  9. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    good practice then!
     
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Merckx was a big fan of them !
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    and look how crap he was:biggrin:
     
  12. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    Some e-motion rolloers in action here
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    When I was in Yangzhou this winter and the snow and ice was bad, one of the lads in the LBS told me I could have his a try out. Reading the above means one of two things, either he couldn't use them or he wanted me to have some problems, glad I declined the offer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!