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Old 10-11-10, 04:56 PM   #1
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Trainer problem (clicking sound)

Hi, I just purchased the Trek/Cylce Ops Magneto Trainer off of someone on craigslist. I set it up today and it is making a loud horrible sound. I emailed the person asking if it is broken after they claimed it to be in excellent working condition. Now posting on here. Here is a link with what it's doing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc5Nm5rgA-4
Please help. Thanks!

Rob

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Old 10-12-10, 03:53 PM   #2
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I have a cyclops MAgneto, and I can assure you it does not sound like that.

Does it actually have resistance?? The magnetic units are working? Sounds like the mage units or springs are gone.
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TMB, thanks for the reply. I was afraid of that but also knew that this could not be normal. I guess this is the price you pay when trying to save a buck buying used. I got a great deal on everything it came with aside from the fact it is..... i guess broken. I have not tried it out much because of the sound it was making and pretty much immediately wanted to get down to the problem. It felt like it was resisting though. I was hoping someone had this experience and knew how to fix it. I may just have to replace the whole resistance system in the back? Thanks again!
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TMB, thanks for the reply. I was afraid of that but also knew that this could not be normal. I guess this is the price you pay when trying to save a buck buying used. I got a great deal on everything it came with aside from the fact it is..... i guess broken. I have not tried it out much because of the sound it was making and pretty much immediately wanted to get down to the problem. It felt like it was resisting though. I was hoping someone had this experience and knew how to fix it. I may just have to replace the whole resistance system in the back? Thanks again!
Personally, I would strip down the resistance unit (if possible) and see what's going on. Could be a bit of debris is stuck in there and causing the noise. Given the fact you can feel resistance means that the unit is at least working ok.
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Thanks for your replies. I am pretty sure I got down to the issue. It was simple. I just took the screw off holding the resistor on, turned the wheel a little (it still make noise) then i put the screw back on as tight as i could and it's running good and quiet! Thanks again!
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