Now that the weather has gotten a little nicer I’ve been splitting my rides between indoor and out. Some days I end up not deciding which route to go until shortly before I ride based on the wind and weather. Anyway, it’s gotten to be a bit annoying taking it on and off each time so I am looking at buying a cheap bike that matches my current setup to just stay on the trainer 100% of the time.
This brings me to my question. Is there any issue with using a cracked (it would be carbon) frame on the trainer? Every so often I’ll see a bike for crazy cheap that has crack and wonder if this would be a ok route to go down. I’ve tried searching around for opinions, but most google searches lead to threads about if using a bike on a trainer can cause it to crack. I imagine the location of the damage is probably key. Something in the seatstays and/or chainstays would be more problematic. The one I saw recently was a small (<1 inch long) crack in the top tube. I’m using a direct drive trainer and rocker plate if that matters.