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New Fluid Trainer = New drivetrain noise....(3 posts)

New Fluid Trainer = New drivetrain noise....sierranevada
Dec 3, 2003 6:46 PM
Bought a new fluid trainer (performance/elite fluid style) and all of a sudden my formerly silent drive train is now making a fairly slight, but noticeable, clicking sound. About 3 light clicks per crank rotation. Anyone else experience this phenomenon when putting the bike on the trainer??

Just thought I would ask before digging in to things...

Three per crank rotation = one per wheel rotationSpunout
Dec 4, 2003 5:19 AM
and probably is your wheel. Two spokes rubbing or a noisy eyelet. Maybe the joint where the rim is welded together.

My FIR97 does the same also after I put a Velox rim tape on. It is thick, so the tire is very tough to get on. This inward pressure causes some funky noises in the wheel. I changed to Michelin strip and the noise went away.

Go figger.
Yup, it was the wheel...sierranevada
Dec 4, 2003 7:27 AM
actually the rubber, to be more precise. Looks like there is a small tear in the surface of the tire that is just large enough to make a noise each time it passes over the trainers flywheel.

My fix: turn the knob on the stereo clockwise.