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dekindy
10-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Currently using a chair and box to hold my laptop while riding my road bike on the trainer. Found this at Performance but not certain if it will though reviews are fairly good. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1028751_-1_400135__400135

Wondering if anyone is using a music stand, do it yourselfer, etc.?

Louis
10-12-2014, 01:50 AM
One thing you'd want to verify is whether or not the Velcro strap that goes under the stem is strong enough to hold the additional weight of the having a laptop on there instead of simply a book.

Since this is not horizontal, but holds the item at an angle, will your laptop screen tilt far enough forward so it's at the correct position? I would think something like a tablet would fit better than a true laptop that has both a screen and a keyboard.

http://cdn4.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/tablets/Samsung/Galaxy%20Note%20Pro%2012.2/Press%20photos/Press%20photos/SM-T900_013_Set_Black-580-90.jpg

cinema
10-12-2014, 02:22 AM
I am amazed that this is a thing but I guess not really. I've never used a real trainer.

Louis
10-12-2014, 02:53 AM
I am amazed that this is a thing but I guess not really. I've never used a real trainer.

I used to try to ride inside. Did rollers for a while, then did rollers with a front fork support. Both turned my brain to mush, so I can understand why someone would look for some sort of stimulation while riding inside.

My solution was to give the rollers away and find other cardio-type stuff to do inside. An indoor rower works great for that, and I have one (CII Model C) but a while back I messed up my elbow (due to a combination of rowing and shoveling snow) so I bought a used LeMond Revmaster. We'll see how much use it gets this winter...

cinema
10-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Totally. At first i thought this thread was a joke because who would ride around outside with a book in front of them? Then I realized not everyone lives where I do.

I did rollers when I lived in Chicago. They were fun for awhile.

cassa
10-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Found this at Performance ... http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1028751_-1_400135__400135
I've got one of those and it's fine for a book or small tablet, but I wouldn't trust it to hold a laptop. Just doesn't seem very secure or strong. Plus, mounting and un-mounting is kind of a pain.

makoti
10-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Currently using a chair and box to hold my laptop while riding my road bike on the trainer. Found this at Performance but not certain if it will though reviews are fairly good. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1028751_-1_400135__400135

Wondering if anyone is using a music stand, do it yourselfer, etc.?

Extremely cheap TV stand from Target. This one that's now $10.
http://www.target.com/p/wood-tv-tray-black/-/A-11053805#prodSlot=medium_1_8&term=tv+tray

Sits right in front of me, & gets the hell out of the way when I'm not using it. Little extra room on it for whatever. Stable enough since I never touch it while on the bike.

dekindy
10-12-2014, 06:52 PM
I've got one of those and it's fine for a book or small tablet, but I wouldn't trust it to hold a laptop. Just doesn't seem very secure or strong. Plus, mounting and un-mounting is kind of a pain.

Thanks. Kind of what I was thinking but good to know for certain.

oldguy00
10-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Extremely cheap TV stand from Target. This one that's now $10.
http://www.target.com/p/wood-tv-tray-black/-/A-11053805#prodSlot=medium_1_8&term=tv+tray

Sits right in front of me, & gets the hell out of the way when I'm not using it. Little extra room on it for whatever. Stable enough since I never touch it while on the bike.

This is the same type of thing I use. Works fine for my large Alienware 17" laptop, which I have connected to my Kickr trainer.

aramis
10-12-2014, 07:29 PM
I try to only do really hard and short workouts on the trainer so watching tv is too hard. Podcasts seem ok though.

stephenmarklay
10-16-2014, 09:52 AM
I may try this stand.

http://www.amazon.com/Sojitek-Adjustable-Vented-Laptop-Table/dp/B002LNVMIS/ref=sr_1_5?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1413467455&sr=1-5&keywords=laptop+stand

Richard
10-16-2014, 01:14 PM
I use this for my tablet.
http://www.ctadigital.com/item.asp?item=3038
Keeps me from dripping all over it.