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Old 09-19-08, 04:25 PM
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Soundproofing a trainer?

Hi everyone-

My downstairs neighbor started complaining that the noise my trainer is making is "unbearable". Personally I think he needs to drop a pair and quit complaining, but, nevertheless, in the interest of being a good neighbor, I thought I'd see if anyone out there has any suggestions on how to make it a bit more quiet.

We have hardwood floors and the trainer is a basic Minoura model.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks
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Old 09-19-08, 04:48 PM
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the first thing...switch to a all smooth tire in the rear...also goto a sporting goods store and pick up a gym mat and put that underneath the trainer
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Old 09-19-08, 04:59 PM
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I don't imagine that it is particularly loud but the constant whir conducting through that wood floor for long periods of time probably would be unbearable. I don't blame your downstairs neighbor.
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Old 09-19-08, 06:37 PM
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if it the sound of the trainer sound is being transmitted through the floor/ceiling then make a sandwhich of carpet, plywood, carpet, plywood with the trainer on top the piece of plywood

if it just the general noise level...get a quieter trainer or work out a bribe or schedule with the neighbor,
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Rubber and foam are the best vibration insulators, so try to use those (like a gym mat).
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