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Cheap road bike on turbo, for Mrs & Me

Thigh_burnThigh_burn Posts: 489
I currently ride a steel disc bike, and eyeing up a carbon lightweight. My wife doesn't have a bike but wants to do indoor training, as do I.

Would a cheapish road bike that lives permanently on the trainer work for both of us? I had been thinking Wattbike Atom, but put off by the problems flagged on here.


  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 1,152
    Depends how much size difference there is between you and your wife.

    A small bike that fits her, and then just raising the saddle for you could work. How comfortable the rest would be I don't know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    go to local dump

    get two bikes that fit you

    strip off everything you don't need - brakes, guards etc.

    scrub clean

    use them on turbo

    job jobbed.

    store hanging up in garage by wheels
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Or get a spin bike or the old watt bike.

    If your wife hasn't a bike hiw serious is she about indoor cycling. It's a lot harder and less fun than outdoors.
  • minnntminnnt Posts: 102
    I have my ‘summer bike’ set up on the turbo all winter. My better half expressed an interest in having a go so I put some tape on the Seat post where she has it and then I just raise it back up when I go on. Really easy setup with minimal faff. She’s probably 3-4” shorter than I am.
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