now THESE are rollers...
Last Post 08/07/2013 10:07 AM by Steve Cox. 7 Replies.
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Entheo

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08/04/2013 08:14 AM
Master50

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08/04/2013 11:15 AM
I'd guess they are 1 meter in circumference?
Gonzo Cyclist

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08/04/2013 11:42 AM
ha ha ha,

check these out!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7QGFyOXlE
79pmooney

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08/04/2013 12:30 PM
I'll guess that was ~100 years ago. Those rollers were probably a better ride than many lesser rollers today. But I really like those bikes. Go to a velodrome today and the bikes aren't very different (except the aero wheels which, except for the spokes, no faster on rollers)

Ben
jacques_anquetil

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08/04/2013 12:45 PM
no. THESE are rollers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEHoA_xl-U
longslowdistance

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08/04/2013 06:19 PM
. . . rollers for Fred Flintstone, that is.
RNDDUDE

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08/05/2013 04:14 PM
the log rollers were awesome, but for those who prefer a smoother ride with lots of aural feedback....

http://www.wimp.com/bubblebike
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
curlystays

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08/07/2013 10:07 AM
The photo reminds me of the time over 40 years ago when I was up the loft of Al Kreitler's barn and riding one of his first rollers. The drums seemed almost as large as the ones in the photo, and the first two drums were connected by a chain and sprockets! There were bales of hay around the rollers to make landings soft in case of a fall, but it could have been dangerous to fall off those rollers on the chain side.


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