turbo riser block

Another newb question from me  - do i really need a riser block for front wheel when using a turbo, as its in my garage wont a block of wood do the same job ?    yes   i am really that tight  image

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  • Other than to hold the front wheel steady no, i ust use the yellow pages under mine.

  • Yellow pages for me as well
  • Yellow pages or make one out of a few bits of wood or the cat
  • A cat tends to lift the wheel a bit high, which is fine if you're trying to simulate hill reps but otherwise you want something a bit lower... like a tortoise.
  • a house brick also works quite well - especially one with a frog as the wheel sits nicely in it. who'd have thunk that you can turbo with a cat, tortoise, or frog... I've also used a bucket in the past when I've wanted to raise the front wheel up to simulate a climb - bloody thing was so unstable I nearly did a Meldy and fell off the turbo...image

    but - a proper riser block is best as it's shaped to hold the wheel and doesn't slip around on the floor as much as many have rubber pads on the underside for grip. doesn't cost a lot in reality
  • A tortoise would be good I think. Sooner or later he'll meander off and then you get to practice turboing downhill as the wheel drops lower.
  • You didnt have to go and mention my falls off a turbo

    it made the cat laugh so I put him to good use
  • Brick of an old copy of The Steel Designer's Manual.
  • "You didnt have to go and mention my falls off a turbo"

    glad you mentioned falls (plural) - it would have been unkind of me to mention that you've had more than one..... image
  • Fur cough


    and I was reminded yesterday when Barlos ran into Lindi and knocker her into the wall and all from the comfort of his own garage and two turbos ... !
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers, for me. image
  • Ride the rollers and you won't need any such dubious publications.  Much less boring and good for developing bike handling skills to boot.....maybe not for you M..eldy though. image

  • I bought a riser block, the yellow pages kept sliding about as I furiously rocked around with my mehusive 500W output. Bought one of those custom towelly things too, but that is coz I am a tart.
  • Our yellow pages isn't very thick so I use that and an old trainer to wedge the front wheel in to. 

  • fat buddha wrote (see)
    but - a proper riser block is best as it's shaped to hold the wheel and doesn't slip around on the floor as much as many have rubber pads on the underside for grip. doesn't cost a lot in reality

    FB   im on my way to piratedom and any thoughts of spending more money and on stuff i dont need should be squashed. i could get 9 bottles of Kopparberg pear cider for the cost of a riser block image

    looks like ill have a use for last years runners world mags then

    has Meldy really feel off a turbo - i thought was just folklore

  • "i could get 9 bottles of Kopparberg pear cider for the cost of a riser block"

    sorry - that's a girl's drink. man up!! real ale, Stella or Guinness is what we drink - and that's just the girls.... image

    and yes - she has - more than once....
  • I may not have the ability to stay upright on a turbo but at least I can sink a guinness or three ....    image
  • Pear Cider FFS image RUM OR GROG me heartieimageimage   oh and *1 for a house brick
  • Little Sister wrote (see)
    Brick of an old copy of The Steel Designer's Manual.
    SlowEngineer wrote (see)
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers, for me. image

    image Thats just made me smile and remember why your both sound folks. image

  • im afraid the most impressive book i own is probably  Statistics WITHOUT Maths for Psychology or SPSS for windows both boring as hell , image

    hey, dont diss the pear cider, lovely stuff ,   i actually used to drink single malts, until i took up tri  image  still have a nice collection af around 40 odd bottles which should see me through the winter though.  Real Ale i can do - I'm a Bateman so those of you CAMRA peeps will know what i mean image  and i live just down from the brewery, but dont get freebies image.    

  • Cake wrote (see)
    Little Sister wrote (see)
    Brick of an old copy of The Steel Designer's Manual.
    SlowEngineer wrote (see)
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers, for me. image

    image Thats just made me smile and remember why your both sound folks. image

    I knew my copy of Stroud would come in useful one day...

    Batemans do some good ales.

  • Stella?

    Thats 5% Tilski beer is 5.6% thus FB you are a knitter image

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