|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 rotation||Spunout|
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.
|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.