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GT_Dave
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Is this a stupid question?

Postby GT_Dave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Hi all, someone once said theres no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people so here goes....... :P

I have fitted the QR skewer that came with my turbo trainer, should I fit the origonal one when i go out for a ride or will the turbo trainer one be ok?

I dont want to have a catastrophic accident and be mocked for using the wrong one!! :oops:

I await your mocking replys :D

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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby Carbonator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:31 pm

Hi.
No experience of trainers, but why would you not just put originals back on anyway?
How do the skewers differ? same weight/length?

Dont you have to have different tyre for a turbo trainer anyway?
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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby IC. » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:32 pm

It'll be fine. It's just probably a bit heavier and a bit uglier than you're used to.

They give you a special one to use so they can be sure of a good fit with the ratched on the turbo, some QRs are very daft shapes

You don't HAVE to have a special tyre, but be aware your existing ones lifespan can be reduced due to heat build up
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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby sancho_uk » Wed Jan 30, 2013 13:08 pm

No need to change back to your original skewer riding on the Turbo Trainer one is fine.

I do with mine..

However if i was going anywhere of note, I would switch back to my original skewer just because it looks prettier than the clunky grey metal one used for my Turbo Trainer..

Built for the same purpose though, the only difference as far as I am aware is the exterior for clamping to the trainer itself.
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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Wed Jan 30, 2013 15:32 pm

To be honest I still have my turbo QR on the winter bike & have no issues with it. Only a bit heavier but still designed to work in the same way so you wont have an accident. To those riders who mock you just show them your rear wheel and what the turbo training has done for you!!!!!
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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby GT_Dave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 16:45 pm

Brilliant, cheers for the advice guys :-)

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Re: Is this a stupid question?

Postby ForumNewbie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 20:31 pm

You just need to ensure that if you do use a specific Turbo Trainer tyre, you can't use that on the road. I think that would be dangerous.


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