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    Setting up a stationary trainer for MTB training

    I just picked up a stationary trainer for doing intervals and other specific programs in a more controlled environment. I changed out the monster saddle for one off an old bike I had laying around. I have the saddle angle set right and it is located in the exact same position relative to the "bottom bracket". The handlebar position is a bit more problematic. It's pretty close and doesn't allow for adjustment. I also wanted to change the pedals to a pair off an old bike, but the spindle/bolt? on the trainer is too small and "normal" mtb pedals 9/16ths? won't fit.

    I am not too concerned about the handlebars, but I would appreciate any advice to help get some trail pedals on Instead of the plastic ones that came with it.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!
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    look like 1/2?
    Pedal thread sizes [Archive] - Bike Forums

    No clipless 1/2" on ebay - looks like bmx bike are 1/2" Looks like straps w/bmx pedals or adaptors or possibly having LBM retap cranks
    1/2" clipless pedals??? [Archive] - Bike Forums

    I will send you my research bill - just kidding

    I would try to make fit as close as possible to race bike - cheap stems not that expensive
    How to measure your bicycle position accurately and repeatedly

    Where are you located that you are doing intervals allready?

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    Thanks for the help! Sorry I'm not using the correct terminology, but I'm setting up a stationary /exercise bike. I actually prefer flat pedals for training, just not the plastic junk that came with the thing.

    Local bike shops have a very limited selection, but I will search EBAY. I live just south of Kathmandu and have beautiful riding weather year around.

    I hope that this is the right forum for this training question since I am not really a racer? I I just started mountain biking in October and became addicted. I have just started working on Lee's "Pump up the base" 12week program. And I hope to compete in several races this season. We have actually already had 2 races this year.

    Thanks again for the help!

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    ebay link to 1/2" pedals - 'straps' will help keep your feet on pedals - stiff soles of 'cycling specific' shoes will help to

    1/2" pedal in Bicycle Parts | eBay

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    I have my old mtb set-up on the trainer. However there are two issues.

    1) you need slick rear tire as with a knobby it is very noisy.
    2) I run out of gears on the mtb and don't really get a good workout. My resistance is not adjustable other than changing gears on the bike, but even in my toughest gear I find it too easy. Maybe a road bike with bigger gears would be better?

    So I don't really use it at all. I do have keep the setup for my wife however.
    Joe
    2003 KHS Alite 4000 26" Hardtail - XC, All mountain, blah blah blah.. I just ride.

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