Using a Brompton as a home exercise bike

u_i

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Looks like a Thai company. They presumably used the Brompton there because it was the easiest to bring along to some demonstration.
 

ukoldschool

Well-Known Member
The Kurt Kinetic seems the easiest and best value. The right hand clamp has a slot for the hub index chain:

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Vid here for info:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goLf3zoNFEM


One cheap here if you are close to collect, then buy the adapter from evans all dont for £75ish:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Indoor-bike-TRAINER-BY-KURT-KINETIC-ROCK-AND-ROLL-Turbo-Trainer/184048723532?hash=item2ada28a64c:g:jIMAAOSwqr5dz~N4&LH_ItemCondition=4

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kinetic-...-Models-Indoor-Cycling-Trainers-/123634017965
 
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Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
The Kurt Kinetic seems the easiest and best value. The right hand clamp has a slot for the hub index chain:

View attachment 494221

Vid here for info:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goLf3zoNFEM


One cheap here if you are close to collect, then buy the adapter from evans all dont for £75ish:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Indoor-bike-TRAINER-BY-KURT-KINETIC-ROCK-AND-ROLL-Turbo-Trainer/184048723532?hash=item2ada28a64c:g:jIMAAOSwqr5dz~N4&LH_ItemCondition=4

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kinetic-...-Models-Indoor-Cycling-Trainers-/123634017965
I stand corrected!
 

Kell

Über Member
That front stand looks better than mine too.

When I use the prop that came with it it feels like I'm going downhill. I've had to prop it up on some old bricks I found in our garden.
 
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snazpizaz

Active Member
Location
London UK
thanks everyone. I agree the Kinetic seems like the most reliable way to go. My only reservation is it's a tad bulky and you have to screw the brommie in and out each time you use it as an exercise bike. That said i've read that the 3 speed hub wont inhibits the Kinetic's axle clamp.

A quick return to the subject of rollers - has anyone identified a source for these:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ehng4mEYs


thanks everyone sp
 

Kell

Über Member
Rollers are rollers - any set should work with a Brompton, providing you can adjust them fore and aft. If you look at the screen grab pic you've included above, you can see that the front roller has multiple holes so that you can position them for bikes of different lengths.

Every set of rollers I've seen has a similar set up.

All turbo trainers require you to screw the rear axle into place. It's not a difficult process, but it does take a few minutes.
 

Thomas vr

New Member
Could you use one of the Wahoo direct drive trainers? I have their wheel on Snap which can accommodate most wheels down to a 24” wheel. (I think!!!!!) Worth contacting them. They are very helpful.
Hi Heltor,

Did you do any more research or find info of people trying to fit a brompton to a wahoo (or different brand) direct drive trainer?

I know the company says it can only fit tyre sizes up from 24 inch.

But would love to hear if people still tried and succedded.

With regards,
Thomas
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Hi Heltor,

Did you do any more research or find info of people trying to fit a brompton to a wahoo (or different brand) direct drive trainer?

I know the company says it can only fit tyre sizes up from 24 inch.

But would love to hear if people still tried and succedded.

With regards,
Thomas
Sadly Heltor hasn't been on this site for nearly a year.
 

cougie uk

Über Member
I can ride my Brompton on my treadmill - but as has been said a hack bike fixed to a turbo would be the easiest option.
 
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