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Old 01-13-08, 05:42 PM   #1
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cycle-ops fluid trainer question

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I just bought a used cycle-ops fluid trainer

it works great and it was at a great price ($40) but it is really loud, much louder than I would have assumed or guessed it to be
is there anything that I can check or adjust to quiet it down? thanks! there is both a humming noise that I would expect as well as a louder noise that sounds similar to what a screwed up fanbelt would sound like on an automobile.
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Old 01-13-08, 05:51 PM   #2
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first check to see if there are any signs of oil leaks. 2 Is the resistance good, does it ramp up the faster you spin the rear whel. 3 what tire are you using and is it fully aired up and making good contact with the roller 4 Bearings might be going bad. You can go to your local dealer and see if they can get it warrentied for you.
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first check to see if there are any signs of oil leaks. 2 Is the resistance good, does it ramp up the faster you spin the rear whel. 3 what tire are you using and is it fully aired up and making good contact with the roller 4 Bearings might be going bad. You can go to your local dealer and see if they can get it warrentied for you.
1. no oil leaks
2. the resistance is good and does ramp up when spinning the wheel
3. i'm using cyclocross tires and its fully aired and making good contact with the roller (first time i tried it it wasnt, but i don't think this is the issue at hand as I adjusted it)
4. i doubt i can get it warrantied as i have no idea when it was bought/by who how old etc as I bought it used

I'm looking more for a DIY fix, but I can deal with it being loud if I have to
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knobby tires will be more noisy than a slick. If you have some light lube drip some where the bearings sit and see if that helps
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yea i realize they produce a little noise, but the noise thats coming from this is coming from the barrel/resistor (i have no idea what the technical name for this is). it may be leaking oil after all

if so, is there anything I can do about this?

if I try and take this apart is it going to fall to unfixable pieces?
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