How to make Free Motion Cycling Rollers: Make Magazine
Free motion rollers are cool becuase it helps get rid of that super sterile feeling that you get when sitting on the rollers. I personally have an issue with being on the rollers for more than five minutes (not kidding). This would add some realism and fun to riding indoors during the horrible winter. I want to build these for next winter!
DIY InsideRide Free Motion Rollers #2
I just got one of those indoor bike trainers. You know, the kind that props up the rear wheel against a heavy, resistance-providing wheel. The front of the bike rests on the floor, the rear axle is pinned, and there’s no balancing required. I didn’t think of it at first, but that’s not really how you ride a bike in real life, and therefore must not be good enough for athletes training for more than just a good indoor cardio workout. Instructables user pennachi1 created this indoor cycling rig that lets you actually ride your bike the way you would outside. Looks a little scary to me, but I’m informed it “works fantastically!”