What luck, first the new bike and now the trainer. After learning the good news from the Orthopedist in that I should be able to start pedaling two days after the surgery (yet to come) I bought my first trainer. I only spent around $100 and to quote popular cliche, "you get what you pay for." Damn, it is loud! I think I might have to try headphones next or ever pedal with the iPod but the beauty of pedaling in the mancave/garage is that I have satellite radio and can listen to Howard Stern, Liquid Metal, a football game, or a bevvy of other channels.
The unit I got is from Gavin. Never heard of them before but apparently they make bike parts, too. I liked this one because it was a package deal and came with a wheel holder and a tensioner. There was a spare skewer but I used one of me. It took just a few minutes to set up and off I was pedaling like a gerbil in the Habitrail exercise wheel.
There are 4 hand positions on the Mustache bars. They are really comfortable and I plan on getting more for the next build, which will probably be a make over on the Ross once I get a stem that fits. I worked out today with the car out of the garage but I think I can do with it in. Which will be good when it's really cold and snowy out this winter.