Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

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al4340
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Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

Postby al4340 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:14 am

Hi

I'm quite new to the forum and very new to turbo trainers, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Having been given an old turbo trainer to try over the winter, I have set up my old Cannondale Multisport 900 on it. The tyres have become very shiney and I was wondering if it would be worth buying a 'Turbo Trainer Tyre', I'd say the tyre on there now is about shot and I'm struggling to find a turbo trainer which will fit the 650 wheels, does anyone know if a) Where | can get one and b) If they do exist is worth getting one?

Thanks in advance
Al

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Re: Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

Postby cyco2 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 19:06 pm

al4340 wrote:
The tyres have become very shiney and I was wondering if it would be worth buying a 'Turbo Trainer Tyre',l


If your tyre has become shiny and slips them get a rag damp with petrol and give it a good rub. It will matt the surface and make it less likely to slip.
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Re: Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

Postby al4340 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:56 am

Thanks for that tip, it started slipping this morning so I'll give that a go.

Thanks
Al

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Re: Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

Postby amaferanga » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:21 am

I use a regular tyre on my turbo and it works fine, but if you also use the tyre on the road then be VERY careful as you'll have very little grip if they tyre is polished from the turbo. If you regularly switch between road and turbo with the tyre then it's not really a problem, but if you use it solely on the turbo for a while then you want to scrub it a bit before using it on wet roads in particular.
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Re: Turbo Trainer Tyre 650 x 23c or 20c

Postby al4340 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 15:07 pm

Thanks for the advice.
I'll make I give it a good scrub or get another tyre before putting it back on the road.

Thanks again
Al


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