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Old May 19th 13, 10:59 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

I've been "struggling" with two questions on setting up roller-skis and would appreciate any input:

- On bindings, consensus seems to be to mount as close to rear wheel as possible (at least for classical skiing). I've got Salomon bindings and wondered about cutting off the plastic on the rear / sides of the binding--this gives me a few more centimeters to play with (cause rear plate of binding can fit between fork mounts). Just wondered if anyone has tips on cutting that plastic without cracking it....(if possible at all)

- On wheels, I'm wondering about combining two different wheel speeds on one classic rollerski (one advantage of Swenor's seems to be that wheels are very easy to change). If I'm combining a "Slow" and "Very Slow" wheel, should I buy a "Very Slow" for front or (ratched) rear?

As always, any comments appreciated...
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Old May 20th 13, 06:47 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

On Sun, 19 May 2013 15:59:03 -0700 (PDT)
Jon wrote:

I've been "struggling" with two questions on setting up roller-skis
and would appreciate any input:

- On bindings, consensus seems to be to mount as close to rear wheel
as possible (at least for classical skiing). I've got Salomon
bindings and wondered about cutting off the plastic on the rear /
sides of the binding--this gives me a few more centimeters to play
with (cause rear plate of binding can fit between fork mounts).
Just wondered if anyone has tips on cutting that plastic without
cracking it....(if possible at all)

- On wheels, I'm wondering about combining two different wheel speeds
on one classic rollerski (one advantage of Swenor's seems to be that
wheels are very easy to change). If I'm combining a "Slow" and "Very
Slow" wheel, should I buy a "Very Slow" for front or (ratched) rear?

As always, any comments appreciated...


I thought binding placement is determined by boot size, rather than how
many plastic binding pieces there are.

Two speeds is tricky, because one is always going to feel lagging vs.
the other. My experience was the front determines the initial feel of
speed. I'd start with the faster there, otherwise why not go equal. The
other thing to consider is whether or not you're lower legs are ready
for "very slow." I got injured trying it, and didn't feel a thing
wrong until afterwards.

Gene
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Old May 20th 13, 12:25 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

Gene--thanks for feedback.

I have a small foot, so rear part of binding hits part of the fork mount "earlier" than rear of boot would hit anything. And on "Pilot Sport" binding, the rear part is a solid piece of plastic--that's why I'm wondering about trimming it (but I don't want to crack it while doing so)

Great point using wheels of different speeds and it reminds me of the odd feeling I used to get when using V2 speed reducers to add more resistance (or their old "variable resistance" add-on). Definitely took away from enjoying the experience, so maybe I should just scrap that idea....
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Old May 20th 13, 04:52 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

If you have a different kind of wheel up front, then maybe it works ok.
For example, I once ran a faster 33mm wheel on the front of my Marwe
combis (with wire wheel attachment), and a 40mm in back. I didn't like
the speed on downhills, but it was otherwise workable. But my hunch
is slow and very slow will be different than medium slow and medium,
though I suppose it can be relative to your strength.

Gene

On Mon, 20 May 2013 05:25:55 -0700 (PDT)
Jon wrote:

Gene--thanks for feedback.

I have a small foot, so rear part of binding hits part of the fork
mount "earlier" than rear of boot would hit anything. And on "Pilot
Sport" binding, the rear part is a solid piece of plastic--that's why
I'm wondering about trimming it (but I don't want to crack it while
doing so)

Great point using wheels of different speeds and it reminds me of the
odd feeling I used to get when using V2 speed reducers to add more
resistance (or their old "variable resistance" add-on). Definitely
took away from enjoying the experience, so maybe I should just scrap
that idea....

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Old May 20th 13, 07:52 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

I forgot about the binding question. If you're asking if the full
binding is necessary, the answer is no. If you go to a shop, they
ask the boot size to determine whether the rear section(s) is
necessary. If it's beyond your heel, then no. If the binding comes
to about mid-heel, then I'd call or email a good shop to check what the
practice is.

Gene

On Mon, 20 May 2013 10:52:19 -0600
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If you have a different kind of wheel up front, then maybe it works
ok. For example, I once ran a faster 33mm wheel on the front of my
Marwe combis (with wire wheel attachment), and a 40mm in back. I
didn't like the speed on downhills, but it was otherwise workable.
But my hunch is slow and very slow will be different than medium slow
and medium, though I suppose it can be relative to your strength.

Gene

On Mon, 20 May 2013 05:25:55 -0700 (PDT)
Jon wrote:

Gene--thanks for feedback.

I have a small foot, so rear part of binding hits part of the fork
mount "earlier" than rear of boot would hit anything. And on "Pilot
Sport" binding, the rear part is a solid piece of plastic--that's
why I'm wondering about trimming it (but I don't want to crack it
while doing so)

Great point using wheels of different speeds and it reminds me of
the odd feeling I used to get when using V2 speed reducers to add
more resistance (or their old "variable resistance" add-on).
Definitely took away from enjoying the experience, so maybe I
should just scrap that idea....

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Old May 22nd 13, 11:11 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

Regarding cutting the binding, I'll bet you could do that reliably with a Dremel-type cutting wheel. It would produce a small-width cut that could be easily controlled: i.e. just take it slowly.

I've used a Dremel to shape some older bindings to fit newer boots. Not the same as cutting, but it worked really well for that application.

Regarding the NEED to be further back, I'm not sure I understand that one. If you put, as you indicate, the ratcheted wheel in the rear I would think moving the heal further back would just exacerbate one of the always quoted dangers of classic roller skiing: perfect grip even with imperfect technique.
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Old May 27th 13, 10:29 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Rollerskis: Placement of Wheels and Cutting Bindings...

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:11:01 AM UTC-4, Jim wrote:
Regarding cutting the binding, I'll bet you could do that reliably with a Dremel-type cutting wheel. It would produce a small-width cut that could be easily controlled: i.e. just take it slowly.


I vote for dremel, too. Fine grit saw of wheel.


 




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