Ted, I have 2 trainers sitting around that you can borrow – a CycleOps and a Tacx. The latter is smoother and probably better for your situation. I don’t want to sell them but I don’t see myself using them this winter, so someone may as well. If I could borrow rollers to try them out, all the better, as I’ve been wanting to try them for a few years. Let me know if you are interested.
Maybe, maybe not – but I’ll save that sort of abuse for my own equipment. I’ve heard of folks having the worst crashes of their life on rollers! Anyway, I sent an email to your “philly” address re: dropping off the trainers. I’d suggest taking both and see which one you like.