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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:47 am    Post subject: Turbo Trainers Reply with quote

ok got mine set up last night , real easy to set up. I have one question for anyone whose uses one.
I expected most of the noise to come from the spinning of the wheels (both bike&trainer) however it seems to me that the loudest noise is squeking/squeling (spelling?) from the tyre as its in contact with the roller.

normal ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get any of that but I did get a load of tyre slip so maybe it's your specific make of tyre that's causing the squeal? I tightened the flywheel onto the tyre a bit more and pumped the tyre up as hard as possible but it still slips if I push too hard. However, the more I use it the better it gets. There's a load of black stuff that comes off the flywheel onto the tyre and the more I use it the less I get so maybe there's some running in to do?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like friction noise - don't have a trainer but use to have rollers and had same problem. The noise went away after using it for a while, so fingers crossed the same happens on yours!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dre,

As everyone else has said give it a go for a while - I'm sure that it will settle down. If not then it's likely due to your tyres.

Andy,

How true is your rear wheel? I got excessive slipping on mine because the wheel was out of shape, this means that you won't have to tighten the flywheel so much and save your tyres.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good point, I've never had the back wheel trued. Bike is almost 10 years old too, must be due a truing. The tyre is wearing quite fast but I put that down to the incredible power I was putting through it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dre,
i had this problem once but it DOES die down. Think might help to clean the fly-wheel and tyre beforehand and make sure the f-wheel is tight against the tyre as the slipping (prob when you push the pedal down) may be causing the (friction) squeeking.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's a ghost in the machine? A gremlin lurking in the trainer?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gonna give it a good pounding tonight and see where that gets me

it'll be nice to ride to my own choice of music for once


bring on the Maiden!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROCK ON!

Oops! That was a bit sad, wasn't it?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we will have to start calling you Smashie, Rob...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all for charidee, isn't it, eh? Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gonna give it a good pounding tonight and see where that gets me


Yeh, think I might too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaah....thoughts of Leanda/Kirsty/Suzi/Gaby.... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorted - pumped the tyres to max and moved the flywheel closer and no squeking! (how the f do you spell squeking?)

I did 90mins at hr 150bpm, managed to listen to Number of the Beast and Seventh Son. However I then put on Anthrax and hr went to 160bpm ! thats thrash metal for you.
Session felt really good only a couple of bad points. very sore you know what from being on the skinny seat for so long ( will get used to it i suppose ) and the mrs says i have to have the window open as i steamed up the utility room and there was condensation on all the walls & windows!

and a nice 80mins lsd swim this morning and i'm feeling great ( still first in the office as well ! )
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