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Trainer in an apartment....noisy?(7 posts)

Trainer in an apartment....noisy?dez182
Nov 26, 2002 5:55 PM
will using my trainer in my apartment cause a lot of noise for the person living below me? He comes up and pounds on our door if we so much as walk across the floor, so I'm wondering how big of a problem he'll have with my trainer?
It will probably be a big problemsuperdog
Nov 26, 2002 7:17 PM
My personal experience says it will be a big problem. It also depends on the trainer and how far you go to deaden the sound.
yeah, itll piss him offcollinsc
Nov 26, 2002 7:19 PM
my downstairs neighbor must be afraid of me or something. i play loud music all day with a subwoofer that goes straight down. then i turn it up more and get on the rollers for an hour on the linoleum floor.

no complaints yet.
Nov 26, 2002 8:18 PM
It's a cycleops fluid2, if that matters
Nov 26, 2002 10:01 PM
If walking across the floor makes too much noise for him, he'll flip out completely from the noise of a trainer. I lived in an upstairs apartment for the last 20 years, and could NOT ride a trainer there. That's one of the reasons (OK, OK, loan rates were a much bigger factor) why I recently bought a house. Even the quietest trainers still make a lot of noise - the bike itself, with tire noise, spokes in the wind, etc. contributes - to the point that I don't think you'll ever be able to ride it with the neighbor around. Maybe you could work out a schedule with him to ride when he's out???
re: Trainer in an apartment....noisy?PiedmontRider
Nov 27, 2002 5:02 AM
It will be noisy! My wife and Ilive in a second floor apartment with no one living below us right now. We are however planning for the day when someone does move and wanting to be nice neighbors we have research the best way to deaden the noise of a trainer (Cyclos Fluid2 as well).
The solution that we will use when some moves in is a weight lifting mat. They are designed to deaden the sound of a barbell being dropped on it. It should do the trick. We found one at a fitness supply store for about $65.

Good Luck,
I 2nd the weightlifting mat!Bill J Pappas
Nov 27, 2002 9:08 AM
Same situation, live above a neighbour who complained alot when I road on the rollers/trainer. Went out and bought a large square weightlifting mat, had it cut in half, and layered one over the other, to really deaden the vibration/ far no complaints from downstairs!