Subject: RE: Computrainer with old flyhwheel
Originally posted by chirunner134
I been thinking about trying to dust off my old computrainer as a start to get back into racing.
I still have the old blue flywheel and recently found out about the recall but does not look like I can get a new one anymore. Does anyone know if it still possible to get the replacement? I used it for years without a problem so should I just take my chances? I really want a new smart trainer but currently I can not really afford one and I think I might be a little too heavy also. I hate to spend all that money for a new one just to have it break on me.
The computrainer is as good if not better than anything out there in terms of durability and precision. It's not wireless but it just works. I have a CT and a Wahoo Kickr. CT is more precise and accurate
The probability of a flywheel incident is probably low but the consequences seem pretty bad.
I would try to find a used spare part from someone who's CT has died. I suspect there are some out there for parts. Maybe post on ST classifieds. My yellow controller LCD died and I got a replacement for $75 on ST
If you can't find one, see if you can build some type of protection mechanism.