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Huwblut
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WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:51 am

As above as I need to find a way to get some BB200 training in.

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Scattamah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:58 am

I've got one that I'm not using...could do with some TLC, but it is usable. Happy to give it a new home. Where are you Huw? It's far to heavy to post.

[Edit: It's a Minoura VFS-G fluid + mag model]

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:09 am

Morning

Thanks for getting in touch. I’m in Porthcawl, South Wales. Sound like it’d be cost prohibitive to post. Let’s see what turns up over the next few days.

Failing that I could buy new. Does anyone have one they could recommend please?

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Scattamah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:15 am

@Huw...I'm happy to give this one away...but you'll need to come for a spin to Shrops to pick it up.

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by techno mail » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:29 am

if you can pack it up securely parcel2go will let you find a cheap shipping option.
I've sent some massive heavy parcels for really reasonable cost.
Example
Parcel: 18kg, 60x60x60cm
Carrier: DPD drop shop, next day delivery
Cost: £10
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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Scattamah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks for the pointer. Someone would have to pick this up as I don't have a car and my only other option would be to sit it on the bike and walk it into a town. That could be a fun proposition of its own...balancing a heavy box on a top tube for a 10 mile walk. :)

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:12 am

I’m grateful for the offer but Shropshire’s a bit too far. I’ll keep hunting...

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Scattamah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 am

No worries Huw. Good luck with the hunt. :)

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Lazarus » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:24 pm

Ok two options

1. I can collect from shropshire if its near Knighton as i am doing the trans wales next week and then deliver to near the Gower as I am doing the ride there with my kids in very early august

2. i can do the same but provide a Tacx Flow and computer control unit [ unopened and unused] which will be considerably more than free - though i can deliver it for free

https://www.tweekscycles.com/uk/tacx-i- ... lsrc=aw.ds

review of the one i have - bets its done less than 100 miles as i hate it
https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category ... -10-35270/

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Hmm very interesting indeed. Thanks for the offer of collecting from Shropshire & delivering to me, much appreciated.

I’ve got limited time on the bike so maybe something newer may be better depending on price, let’s have a chat.

PM me when you get 5.

All the best.

Huw

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Scattamah » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Sorry Huw...the turbo found a new home and is being picked up on Sunday. But thanks for chiming in Laz. That was mighty kind.

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Chew » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:23 am

Know someone sell one.
Halifax based, so dont know if that works for location
https://www.facebook.com/lee.hunter.906 ... 0172571440

As a side note, i'm unsure if a turbo would really help for the BB200.
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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by sean_iow » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm

Chew wrote:As a side note, i'm unsure if a turbo would really help for the BB200.
I cant resist any longer... it doesn't have to be a turbo to train for the BB200, just anything that weights about the same as a bike and is awkward to carry, a dining table would do? All you then need is a tussocky bog and a trackless mountain, you then carry/push/drag said object along the bog and up the mountain, preferably in the dark and when it's raining, and repeat until you loose the will to live :lol: If you can also find a location with head height bracken this will help to fine tune your direction finding skills.
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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by psling » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Chew wrote:As a side note, i'm unsure if a turbo would really help for the BB200.
I cant resist any longer... it doesn't have to be a turbo to train for the BB200, just anything that weights about the same as a bike and is awkward to carry, a dining table would do? All you then need is a tussocky bog and a trackless mountain, you then carry/push/drag said object along the bog and up the mountain, preferably in the dark and when it's raining, and repeat until you loose the will to live :lol: If you can also find a location with head height bracken this will help to fine tune your direction finding skills.
:lol: was thinking much the same thing! Maybe one of those step trainers would be better!

Anyway, if you're still after one, I have a turbo in its box in my garage somewhere. I'm near Monmouth so not so far away - I'll have a look later tonight to remind me what make and model it is (fairly basic, no electronic gadgetry). Won't be free but equally, won't be silly expensive.
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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Nothing flash required. Hopefully it’ll be a goer.

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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by psling » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:15 pm

OK, it's an Elite Crono Fluid Elastogel purchased new in January 2014 - it has seen very little use really and has been boxed for the last three and a half years since I last moved house!
I'd let it go for £50 if you're interested; maybe meet up somewhere like Cardiff West Services / M4 Jnct.33 to exchange?
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Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Post by Huwblut » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Sounds like a plan. I’m at huwvwilliams@yahoo.co.uk or 07855270903 to arrange.

All the best

Huw

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