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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #21
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Wasting your time. The grandpa bike will suck (no gears) and you obviously dont enjoy cycling enough to have a decent bike for fitness and you are not committed to buying a decent trainer. You are going to really hate riding a bike that doesnt move, indoors, no cooling wind, and boooooring as hell. You might have to remove the chain guard for the trainer to mount correctly too. Go outside and walk. You wanted GL4x4 opinions, you got mine.

That's why you put a fan in front of you, put your favorite biking-mix CD and play it real loud, close your eyes and go for it.
I do break up my routine, though, with my Total Gym, eliptical, Trek on the Trainer, and my ablounge.
When I don't feel like working out at home I put my pedometer on and power walk around the plant.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #22
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Kickstand, you have some very very nice bikes. Im typically not a fan of treks but that is one nice bike. I ride a shitty used spec rockhopper that's about 10 years old but plan to jump to a stumpy hardtail this spring. Just bought the cheap bike to try trail riding for the first time this year, had been strictly roadie but wanted a change. I love the trails now.

jbsjunk, if you can find one on the cheap go for it. Yeah it's kind of a waste on that bike but it'll get you riding so that's all you need. Look on craigslist cause they'll pop up once in a while
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #23
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I had to sell a Grand Prix to get my Trek.
A 2x4 works well under my front tire and I bought a new cyclometer a year ago with a longer wire so I could put the magnets on the rear tire to track my speed & distance.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #24
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Planet Fitness = $10 a month. If you cant afford that, you need to not worry about your health and more about your finances. It seems like these places are almost as common as McDonalds these days.

Seriously though, you will not like the combination of your beach crusier and a cheap trainer. Especially if you are not in decent shape to begin with. I just gave a nice Trek, aluminum frame, 24 speed to GoodWill. Upgrade the bike (buy a decent used bike off of CL) then buy a decent trainer. NASHBAR fluid is a good choice or a used one. Most used trainers for sale are lightly used, for a reason.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #25
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I just used my ipod on my trainer when I had it. had no problem with getting bord.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #26
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I bought a NAshbar magnetic trainer last year, I wouldn't say it was noisy. It hasn't been used much, very boring even with the TV or stereo on. I'd much rather go for a hike with my dogs.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #27
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I have a Magnetic trainer I got about 10 years ago. When I was in High school I rode it at least 3 times a week. Since I moved out of my parents house though I've found room to be an issue. Small Apartments and shared houses don't do to well with big clunky bikes attached to awkward trainers.

My solution was to commute on my bike. Best training I've done. I limited my self to just the front chain ring on the middle rear gear. Worked very well. I actually built more strength over the winter.

My suggestion would be to find a Cheaper, but quality, mountain bike on CL and get a slick tire for the rear. They are more comfortable then a road bike.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #28
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There's no way in hell I could sit on a trainer and pedal inside.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #29
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Kickstand, you have some very very nice bikes. Im typically not a fan of treks but that is one nice bike.
Thanks. The Trek Fuel is a real nice XC bike. I've enjoyed it quite a bit.

Working on upgrading the fork on my downhill sled this year, and the fork on my son's kona is a peice of shit as well.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #30
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I'd like to get a road bike soon so I can get my fitness levels up better, but I seem to have other plans for my $$ right now.
What size you ride? I have a few older road bikes looking for new homes. You have to like lugged cro-mo and friction shifting though.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #31
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What size you ride? I have a few older road bikes looking for new homes. You have to like lugged cro-mo and friction shifting though.
english mother fucker do you speak it?

I don't know what size road bike I ride. Both my mountain bikes are Mediums, I have ridden a few Small DH bikes that felt good, occasionally a Large XC bike feels all right. But I gravitate towards mediums in most cases.

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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #32
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I'll relay the message for you.


If you are serious, then I should rephrase.

The DH bikes are used for shuttle runs or lift assisted ski hill days.
The others are cross country bikes that actually move when you pedal them.
No, I wasn't serious but it does sound like fun. I'd probably end up with multiple fractures riding a bike down ski hills.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #33
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Riding a bike down ski hills is not quite what most envision it to actually be like. You don't just bomb down the ski runs. But a lot of people do end up with multiple fractures lol
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english mother fucker do you speak it?
, sometimes.

I will see what's at the shop and PM you.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #35
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What size you ride? I have a few older road bikes looking for new homes. You have to like lugged cro-mo and friction shifting though.
Interested in this if it doesn't work out for Chad - though I need a 56 or 57.

I need to post some pics now...

My latest bike for up/down/all-around:


Wife's (sub 23 lb) bike I built a few years ago:


The bike I should have kept:


BRB - off to take some phots...
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My Monty Trials bike and my Old Skool Mongoose MTB (circa 1986):


Wife's first MTB now serving permanent trainer duty:


Wife's Jamis Dakar:


Wife's Jamis Exile I built her to replace the Specialized. Steel hardtail that I've raided a bit for parts:


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A Chris DeKerf "Solitare" Reynolds 853 single speed. Currently fitted with a bontrager XXX-lite carbon fork & waiting for me to build a 29" front wheel.

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Look at me! I have more bikes than you!!!
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scooter you told me to never sell a bike frame, so you shouldn't have sold your cross bike....dummyhead.
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Look at me! I have more bikes than you!!!
Show off your awesomeness, Green, unless you sold it to buy stainless kitchen equipment...
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My trainer is a magnetic one . It can be loud at times . Do go get a nice paded fat seat .

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