magnetic trainer score!!!
I scored a CycleOps magnetic trainer yesterday at a local flea market, i got it for 40dlls!!!
The guy who sold it to me said that it made a loud noise and that it produced a burning smell.
Wen i got home i put my bike on it and in fact the trainer did everything the guy said, so, i took it apart and all it had was that the plate that protects the magnet had 3 screws loose and the plate rubbed the magnet, so i tighten up the screws and put everything back together.
It works like a charm now, and it's quiet as a mouse, the only thing is, i had never used one before!!! and my question is, how tight should the roller be against the wheel???
It has a nob on the back that you can turn in order to accommodate different size wheels, but how tight should it be against the wheel???
Anyway, i think i got a good deal, i searched on line at REI and found that the CycleOps magnetic trainer cost 190 dlls!!!
hmmm, lots of views but no comments, is my question to dumb??? or does anyone not use a trainer???