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Using a fan while riding indoors, if my main goal is weight loss?

No. Weight lost by sweat is water weight. Your body needs water, and you should replenish lost water as you ride and/or immediately after. People have reduced their weight through sweating to meet an ...
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

As other have commented it appears to be based a legal opinion. While there is no physical reason they would not work the safety side says having sharp pins sticking out would not be a good idea. The ...
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Using a fan while riding indoors, if my main goal is weight loss?

My answer is essentially the same as Adam's, but phrased a bit differently. The less adequate your cooling, the lower the power you'll be able to sustain. Power directly correlates with calories burnt....
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

My indoor exercise cycle specifically cautions against using pedals which are not designated as being strong enough for indoor cycles. Supposedly, the stresses put on pedals on exercise bikes are ...
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

Probably due to the fact that many indoor bikes, particularly spin bikes, are fixed wheel inc. a heavy flywheel which is why they always have toe-clips and/or clip in pedals - to make sure foot says ...
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Using a fan while riding indoors, if my main goal is weight loss?

No, it does not mean that. Losing water is not weight loss, unless it's the night before a fight (judo, boxing) and you need to get your weight into your weight class, then happily gain it back. Your ...
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

I believe this has nothing to do with the pins, or with any special mechanical stress that indoor cycling involves. In my opinion the issue is the possibility of corrosion due to sweat. Indoor bikes ...
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Can I use a rim brake rear wheel in a disc brake bike, for indoor training?

The standard hub width for road wheels with QR is 130mm for non disc and 135mm for disc hubs. Even though you can force the frame to clamp around narrower hub, it is strongly recommended to add ...
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Indoor cyclist keeps popping out of clips

On Shimano SPD pedals, you can sometimes adjust the tension for how tightly they clip in (likely via a hex bolt). If the tension is too low, your feet will be too easy to pop out, whereas if its too ...
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Spinning bike speed vs outdoor ride speed

Based (very roughly) on this calculator here, I'll guess 28 km/h or less. Using a 0 weight rider and bike with no wind and 200 watt output you get roughly the speed you are getting on the trainer (...
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Completely new to indoor cycling, is there a MUCH cheaper alternative to power meter that would be compatible with the RGT app?

You can basically use any trainer with a powermeter (I would call it a "smart trainer" but others do protest too much). The cheapest ones start at 200€, better ones, with a more accurate ...
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What power adapter to use for the Cybex 700 stationary bike?

Most information appears to have vanished from the official website, but other specifications suggest it's just a 12V power plug. I've tested a universal power supply and 12 V, 1 A turned out to work ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

The bike I put on my trainer is the trekking one, that I happen to use sometimes for utility purposes (and remove from the trainer then). So I continue with the lubricant that is on the bike. In this ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

The purpose of greasy and sticky lubes is to resist being washed out by water. (Hopefully this will never be a concern in your home.) The disadvantages to comfort and convenience are obvious. If your ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

If you have an Garmin bike computer it is possible to simulate courses (planned routes) and saved rides: https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge530/EN-US/GUID-8826CB17-DD0D-40F9-89BB-D93C1E8534CF....
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Wahoo Kickr cassette compatibility with Campagnolo

An S10 cassette will not shift well with a C10 drivetrain, and it would be unacceptable as a permanent solution if it were my bike. That said, the OP stated an intent to get a different bike. It's ...
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Can't do outdoor training for 150km and only on trainer. Can anyone give tips and training plan?

Should be possible, but you are going to need a lot of dedication to sitting for hours on the trainer. You'll also need to put a trainer specific or cheap disposable tire on you bike as trainers wear ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

There's four common training software modes: Erg, where you follow a power profile, i.e. 300W of 30 sec followed by 1 min at 100... Real Life Video, where the software display a video with additional ...
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Indoor cyclist keeps popping out of clips

In addition to adjusting the spring tension, you may want to confirm that you have the SM-SH51 cleats and not the SM-SH56 cleats. As Chris H points out in a comment, SM-SH51 is unclipped by twisting ...
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Can't do outdoor training for 150km and only on trainer. Can anyone give tips and training plan?

This is possibly a duplicate of Training for 150 km race in 2 months practicality and plan , so you can still follow the advice in those answers to good effect. There are some advantages with a ...
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Completely new to indoor cycling, is there a MUCH cheaper alternative to power meter that would be compatible with the RGT app?

I'll answer in a very general sense. For virtual cycling, the program or app needs to know how fast you are going. This is a function of what power you are producing. The simplest solution is to have ...
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How to get a decent workout on a mid sized, flat parking lot?

Consider constructing a parachute similar to those worn by sprinters: https://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Speed-Chute-Resistance-Acceleration/dp/B002CLK21C This would generate significant drag at moderate ...
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How to get a decent workout on a mid sized, flat parking lot?

This problem has been solved by many intrepid flatlanders, just tow an old car tyre.
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What is the purpose of rollers

While stationary trainers are used primarily to train for raw strength and power, rollers provide training for form and balance. Because the bike is free to move and weave on the rollers, the rider ...
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Is an Indoor Trainer Tyre Required with a Magnetic Powered Trainer

You can use road tyres on turbo trainers, which I used to do many years back. The problem is that there is a lot of heat and often a lot of pressure at the contact point, so the tyre wears down a lot ...
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Is there an indoor cycling app where you can ride custom routes?

It looks like it's possible on Zwift using a 3rd party tool: https://whatsonzwift.com/gpx-to-zwift-workout Otherwise, Rouvy had this possibility, but removed it. With Fulgaz, you need to upload a ...
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Double tyre for a turbo trainer

You're not going to be able to install a second tire over an existing tire. Your best bet will be to find an inexpensive second rear wheel (doesn't need to be light or durable) and use that for your ...
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How to get a decent workout on a mid sized, flat parking lot?

As your description implies that you'll be spending a lot of your time building up speed (i.e. stop-start riding), adding weight will add a fair bit of resistance. Ideally you'd fit 4 panniers with ...
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Tacx Flow Smart trainer calibration issues with 700x35c tyre

After listening to advice from @Carel, I warmed the tyres up for 20 minutes, a lot more than I would have envisaged, and I finally got consistent results being able to calibrate more than once. After ...
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Can I use a Triban RC120 with a TacX direct drive smart trainer?

It should work: the freebody is the almost the same as the R8: the trainer has the longer version of the Shimano Hyperglide free body (to allow 11 speeds road cassettes). You will need a spacer to ...
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