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what your really asking about is...

kbiker3111 said:
you're not the first to ask, use the search fcn; basic summary: no, not really, doesn't seem like a good idea, lift if you need more strength
resistance training. lifting can be good if you have trouble with fast twich fibers. what can also be good is "on the bike" resisitance training. you might also check on cyclingnews.com for info on that. like the above poster states, forget about ancle weights.
 

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Nrs1Rider said:
I do weight training and on bike resistance stuff I was just wondering if people used them.
I have used 2-3 and 5 lb ankle weights for years now. Swear by them as "downhill acceleration" tools. Low cadence on a modified Cannondale road bike. High handlebars, like a stairmaster. More fun than the drop bars. [email protected]
 

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preparation_h said:
Post a picture. I wanna see this!
Sorry I can not post a picture Mail, maybe. (I have no PC, or posting knowledge). This is because I spend 90% of my free time riding and/or old jazz editing on tape. I WILL tell you of several modifications of the "Step-Cycle" that are crucial to riding in a standing position. Gearing for extra slow cadence, Steering modifications and Crank length. - -These, in addition to the high handlebar. Ankle weights allow more power and a better workout in less time. Mail: 2929 E. Main #270 MESA, AZ 85213
 

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kind of lost me...

AnkleWeightMan said:
Sorry I can not post a picture Mail, maybe. (I have no PC, or posting knowledge). This is because I spend 90% of my free time riding and/or old jazz editing on tape. I WILL tell you of several modifications of the "Step-Cycle" that are crucial to riding in a standing position. Gearing for extra slow cadence, Steering modifications and Crank length. - -These, in addition to the high handlebar. Ankle weights allow more power and a better workout in less time. Mail: 2929 E. Main #270 MESA, AZ 85213
You really need to post a pic in proper standing position.
 

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preparation_h said:
You really need to post a pic in proper standing position.
The posture is exactly as on a stairmaster, back is straight, arms bent and I maintain eye contact with motorists and everyone else. No patent yet on the steering modification, which reduces or eliminates weaving, and is safer (Potholes and debris do not cause the handlebar to jump out of your hands.) Write me for picture of the 60X11 gears.
 
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