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Old 01-28-2013, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: FD Roller, Material?, Method?

Better late than never, here are the pics of the roller with 2k plus miles as well as my rain roller. The 2.1" was made from 2 laminations of a discarded 1" oak cutting board. Was actually laminated on the engines crankshaft with gorilla glue(grease the crank, ask me how I know!). It still bacically mics as unworn. The second roller is jut a simple one piece hole sawing of a fir 2x4, hence the larger rubber cush drive piece. This thing will positively drive even through standing water, though it is for emergency caught in the rain/gotta get home use. Not tire friendly, not bad when wet, but change it out quick when dry! On this bike I have rollers in the carry bag from 1.8-2.4. The 1.8-1.9 are hilly/ trailer pull rollers, while the 2.1-2.4 are cruise rollers. All change in less than a minute.
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