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 Post subject: Gunnar on trainer
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:06 am 

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I just brought home my new Gunnar Sport yesterday. Are there any concerns about using it on my Cycleops fluid trainer? (Structural, paint, etc.?) I'm going to wait another month before I apply a wax job as I believe the paint is still curing. The headset and top tube will be covered with a thong so there shouldn't be any worries about dripping sweat on anything, and I seldom drip sweat anyhow. I'll also be sure to wipe it down after every ride. Thoughts? Anyone else use their Gunnar on a trainer? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:29 pm 

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Location: Madison, WI
I don't think that there would be any issues. Just use the skewer that CycleOps supplies with the trainer, and the trainer clamp, at least on my CycleOps fluid 2 trainer which has a new resistance unit on a trainer frame that is about 5 years old, only clamps (touches) the skewer). And as far as I remember, CycleOps suggests that it is best to use a bike with steel dropouts.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:10 am 
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This is an unusual situation, since most people use an older bike, not a new one for their training. As long as you -

a> support the bike by the rear wheel, and
b> follow the manufacturer's instructions, you should be OK.

You shouldn't have structural problems.

Sweat and moisture is the big thing. High humidity is also not our friend, even if you don't sweat, so some kind of moisture protection before you start meaningful training.

I would recommend against training on the bike until you can get that coat of wax on.

Richard Schwinn

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