Are rollers OK for an apartment?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Mike1jw, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Mike1jw

    Mike1jw Member

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    I would love the idea of using rolling in my apartment but I think it would drive my downstairs neigbor crazy. Anybody know if there are any good roller sets that are VERY quiet?
     
  2. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

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    You might talk this over with the people below you. Maybe you could arrange training times so as not to bother. People when included are usually very nice about such things.

    I use rollers at the shop I work. I also use a magnetic resistance device at home that is much quieter. It does not teach you to hold a good line, but you can really crank and work like a dog. My mom appreciates the consideration of noise.

    Do a search for magnetic trainers. They are the quietest. You can also pad the machine with blankets or yoga mats. This helps a good deal. *place between floor and legs of device*

    Grind away.
     

  3. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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  4. VoyagerAl

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    I use a rim-driven trainer.Minoura Rim Drive. real quiet. rollers ride against the tire OR rim, I made mine ride on the rim. great!