Old 12-20-11, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by sprince View Post
Just got a magnetic trainer. Can't believe how loud this thing is, or as my wife puts it "sounds like a motorcycle doing laps in the house". At the highest resistance setting, in the biggest gear, at 120 rpm it's not even enough to warm up the leg muscles. But does however do a very nice job of filling up the room with the smell of burning rubber.
It sounds like your wheel is slipping. Try tightening the resistance unit roller. There shouldn't be any rubber smell.

I also have doubts about the value of doing very high rpm's on a fixed platform since the bike would normal rock quite a bit from side to side.
If you're pedaling smoothly there shouldn't be any rocking.
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