How to ride a single speed on an indoor trainer
December 2, 2007 8:56 AM   Subscribe

Can a single speed or track bicycle without a rear quick release skewer work on my minoura vfs fluid trainer?

I'm afraid that without the skewer for the trainer to grip onto the bike would come flying off.
posted by mizrachi to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm guessing probably not - I have a Minoura magnetic trainer and I have to use the supplied Minoura skewer because my regular Cannondale skewer won't fit. So if you don't have a skewer at all, I'd say you're SOL.
posted by forallmankind at 9:21 AM on December 2, 2007

I used a fuji track bike on a giant magnetron trainer. It held onto the bolt holding the hub in place and I never went flying off. YMMV.
posted by drezdn at 10:20 AM on December 2, 2007

Best answer: It just depends. You won't know if your axle bolts will work until you try. I'm sure the manufacture doesn't recommend this though. Be careful.

Worse case scenario: buy a cheap cassette wheel with quick release and use a kit like this. (Although shop around, because Nashbar is asking about $15 too much for that one.) On the upside you'll save wear on your single-speed wheel, on the downside these only work for single speed, not fixed.
posted by wfrgms at 12:23 PM on December 2, 2007

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