You could get another wheel and cassette for using on the trainer so you
can just swap wheels and go. It doesn't take much time to swap a wheel,
takes up less space, and would certainly be cheaper than buying another
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:53:59 PM UTC-8, Tim Butterfield wrote:
> I started this in another thread specific to a Homer vs Roadini
> comparison, but wanted to open the discussion to include other bikes. That
> $10 gift card could get very expensive.
> Fitting another bike in our environment is a stretch and I don't really
> need another bike at all, especially one that could be close stripped to my
> Homer if I stripped it, which the Roadini might be. I wanted a one bike to
> do it all when I got the Homer. It fits that role well. However, there
> is one role during this time of the year, which it does not fit. It
> wouldn't be today, though, because it snowed and I'm not as tough as
> Here in the PNW, the weather is mostly wet and often relatively cold from
> late fall through early spring. During that period, my Homer is stuck
> inside on a trainer with a trainer tire mounted. Then, along comes some
> weather that is just absolutely gorgeous for a day or two. I could take
> the Homer off the trainer, swap tires, go for an hour ride or so, swap
> tires again, and put it back on the trainer. Or, I could just get on the
> other bike and go. The percentage of ride vs 'renching is certainly better
> with having a second bike. That means I'd get to do it more often last
> minute when time frees up. That's one thing I like about having the Homer
> on the trainer. If I feel like it and have a bit of time available, I can
> just hop on it and spin, no wrenching needed. I guess if I practiced
> swapping the tire more than twice a year, I might get the time down where
> the ratio to swap and swap back isn't too large compared with the
> relatively brief ride time.
> So, I'm not looking for a bike for any specific role other than available
> to ride immediately. Though it can fit many roles, when on the trainer
> stand, that is one role my Homer does not fit. For this role, almost any
> +1 might suffice. A quick to access local ride would be either something
> like a ten mile mostly flat loop or parts of it or a ride into/through town
> and back, also mostly flat.
> I was originally thinking of maybe the stripped Roadini. But, it has been
> pointed out a stripped Roadini is similar to a stripped Homer. Maybe I
> need something just a bit different in case I want to trade off in summer
> Hmmm. I never really thought of this, but just saw the Frank Jones Sr in
> 55/57 available, both of which would fit my 83.8 PBH, though both are only
> in the same Homer blue I have now. I haven't ridden single speed since I
> was a kid. Not having done it for so long, I'm not really sure I see the
> appeal of it very well, but I'm open to learning. I'm also not sure if my
> out of shape-ness would work well on a single speed, though the mostly flat
> terrain immediately surrounding me is good for it. The FJSr frame is more
> expensive than the Roadini, but I'd likely save some in component costs.
> Any comments on this or other bikes I should consider as a +1 to a
> stripped or not Homer would be appreciated.
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