Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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You bought a very narrow tire for the rim, and I wouldn't consider it suitable for road use, but it's probably OK for the trainer. The tube should fit, but tube sizing is all over the boards, so if it's a brand that runs large, it might be a lot to stuff up there (but it will).
If it's not too late, I'd look for a larger section tire with smooth tread, but otherwise use what you have because there's no way you can ride it on the road.
Besides that here are a few hints for quieter trainer use.
1- most people set the roller way (really way) to tight against the tire. You want only enough contact pressure to prevent slippage in actual use (you hear slippage as a squeak). On my trainers I can make the tire slip with sudden extreme acceleration, but that's OK because I don't train like that. If looking from the side, the roller is more than 1/8" farther in from where it first touches the tire it's too tight. High roller pressure destroys tires, and increases bearing wear on the trainer itself.
2- a well aligned rear wheel is important, especially radially (hops). Low spots cause slippage forcing you to tighten the roller more than if the wheel were round.
3- more friction between the roller and tire helps allows lower roller pressure with less slippage. Use alcohol to wipe the roller dry. for more friction you can use a spray adhesive like 3m "sprayment" (if it's till sold) or a lacquer type hairspray. Let either dry completely before riding. I've gone to the extreme of wrapping the entire roller with fine grit adhesive sandpaper. This gives the roller a texture like pavement and allows good traction with almost zero roller pressure.
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