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Fluid 2 inconsistent resistence

Old 11-02-10, 07:27 PM
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Fluid 2 inconsistent resistence

Got on the trainer tonight for the first time in months, and it was acting quirky. The resistnece would get abnormally hard for an instant, and then get very easy for a second as you pushed through the increased resistence.

It was worse at lower watts, and did appear to get a bit better over time.

I checked for the tire slipping, and cranked it down harder a few time, so I don't think that's the issue.

I'm hoping that perhaps the fluid just needed to warm up and circulate after sitting for months.

But its 7 year's old, and I'm thinking the resistence unit could be ready to give up the Ghost.

Anybody else have this happen?
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I have never had that problem. Is it making any noises when the resistance changes? Do you think some of the fluid leaked over the years?

Since you verified the tire is not slipping it is probably not a slightly out of round wheel issue.
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Old 11-02-10, 08:37 PM
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I have one trainer, also fluid, that takes a while to warm up and for the resistance to kick in. Then it's fine. But it takes about 10 minutes. That trainer is about 15 years old. Got another one this year, but haven't used it yet.
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Originally Posted by valleycyclist View Post
I have never had that problem. Is it making any noises when the resistance changes? Do you think some of the fluid leaked over the years?

Since you verified the tire is not slipping it is probably not a slightly out of round wheel issue.
No difference in the sound. I haven't seen it leak fluid, but it would certainly seem possible that you could have a small fluid loss that added up over time.
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Bearing problem?
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Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
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Ironically I bought a KK after psoting this, so that my wife and can both train athe same time.

As for my original issue, I'm thinking it was lack of use for 6 months. Having used it for about 3 hours over the last 3 nights, it seems to be back to normal.
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