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    New question here. Best Way to *ADD* Weight

    I've resurrected my old 26" trail-bike so I can use it solely as an indoor, winter "roller" rig. It works very well but unlike real cycling, the instant you stop pedaling, the wheels stop and you fall over. I'd like to add some more weight to my back wheel, even if it only gives me an extra second or two. It should make it more realistic.

    So I already have very heavy tires, double thick DH tubes and slime in those tubes. I want to add some kind of weights. I want to make sure whatever I add, gets added evenly so the wheels balance is not changed.

    The easiest way would be those stick on automotive wheel balancing weights. I could stick them to the rim between each spoke pair. But They are sure to start flying off eventually.

    I've looked for some kind of weights that clip to the spokes themselves. 32 or 64 of those could make that wheel heavier. But I haven't found anything quite right.
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    This was almost clickbait...

    Squirt your entire bottle of Stans into your rear tire.

    But seriously, this might have more to do with roller technique than weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sissypants View Post
    This was almost clickbait...

    Squirt your entire bottle of Stans into your rear tire.

    But seriously, this might have more to do with roller technique than weight.
    Liquid isn't really going to transfer much of it's momentum back to the wheel. It's got to be solid mass firmly attached somehow.
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    Wrap lengths of solder around the spoke nipples...

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    Get a set of cheap smooth (road) tires. Make sure the rollers are turning freely. You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellsbiker View Post
    Liquid isn't really going to transfer much of it's momentum back to the wheel. It's got to be solid mass firmly attached somehow.
    Not if ya fill em right up with water........

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    If you clean the rim 1st, "stick on" wheel weights will be there forever. If you really want the ones that attach to the spokes, look up "spoke wheel weights". They have them on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Get a set of cheap smooth (road) tires. Make sure the rollers are turning freely. You're welcome.
    This ^^

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    Check out these wheel weights for the STAC Zero trainer.

    https://www.staczero.com/upgrade

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2leBlUmI0k

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    Rollers aren't supposed to keep rolling. Most people use ~1500g wheels with ~250g tires on their rollers. You stop pedaling, you fall over. Don't stop!

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    BOOM goes the dynamite!
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    Found this video. I'm sure there are plenty more out there. Good luck OP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Not if ya fill em right up with water........
    This, do it!

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