I have an idea I want to run past you guys to find out if this makes sense or if I should do it the regular old prescribed way. The issue is this: I got new disc brake rotors and pads for christmas and I would love to be able to use them at the first gravel ride I do this year at the end of March or beginning of April. I live in the Massachusetts so getting outside to do the proper bedding process beforehand would be a rather cold and unfriendly prospect with no guarantee a thaw will happen and line up with my schedule to be able to perform the process outdoors. There’s also just the optics of riding back and forth down the road in my neighborhood which I wouldn’t mind avoiding. So I’m wondering if I can do the same thing indoors on the trainer and save myself some discomfort and awkward looks from the neighbors.
My proposed indoor solution is this. I use a Cycleops jet fluid pro as my trainer and the plan is to take the front brake pads and rotor, mount them on my rear wheel/calipers and perform the bedding process with the spinning things up to 15 mph and braking down to 5, letting things cool and repeating the process the recommended number of times. After that I’ll put the front brake stuff back where it belongs and do the same with the back wheel parts. I know using the brakes on a fluid trainer is not recommended because it can damage the tire for which I plan to use an old junky tire that will never touch tarmac again. Think my plan will work? Are there any other considerations I should make or am I missing something that might cause damage to other parts and therefore just to be safe I should just be cold and do it outside when the roads are clear of snow? Any way this wouldn’t work? Any and all comments and ideas welcome. What do you guys do to bed in new disc brake rotors and/or pads?