|Kreitler owners help: How "quiet" can roller get?||Qubeley|
Dec 22, 2003 5:22 PM
|I just tried out my friend's roller, and it producing such a noise humming, seemingly from the vibration, it's almost impossible for me to use it without disturbing the forks downstairs.
I am curious about the Dyno/Poly-Lite, how quiet are can the best roller get? How bad is the vibration?
Season is less than three months away, and I am really far behind inm training. Weather, time..
|Well, it's not silent by any means, but they are quite a bit||djg|
Dec 22, 2003 5:43 PM
|quieter than some of the trainers and rollers I've tried. I ride in the garage, so I cannot speak for the downstairs neighbors I don't have, but my poly-lytes don't bother folks in the house when I use them. The frame is such that there's not much vibration--it sits pretty solidly on the floor or ground. When I ride indoors people report a hum, but say that's it's not loud or bothersome. You can also quiet them a bit with a matt. I picked up a carpeted matt thing at costco for 10 bucks that seems great--sort of flat industrial type carpeting on one side and rubberized coating on the other--just the right size too.|
|re: Kreitler owners help: How "quiet" can roller get?||purplepaul|
Dec 22, 2003 7:37 PM
|I've got the Dyno-Myte and, though I put them on a Persian rug with a pad underneath, my downstairs neighbor can hear when I use them. It kind of surprised me because it didn't seem like they were that loud. But I think the low frequency vibration travels through the floor very efficiently.
So, I asked my neighbor when would be a good time for me to use them so that I wouldn't disturb him so much. He appreciated my considering him and just told me to use them whenever I want.
|better than some||DougSloan|
Dec 23, 2003 7:28 AM
|My Poly-Lytes are pretty quiet, at least more so than the Tacx rollers I had and much more so than some plastic ones I had 20 years ago in college. However, I'm using them in the garage, concrete floor, with a thin rug under them. That's about as good as it gets, I imagine.
They do get some vibration up around 35 mph, when it seems the rubber band starts to do some weird vibrations. That (well, I) doesn't last long, though.
|System design||Kerry Irons|
Dec 23, 2003 4:41 PM
|If you put the rollers on a sheet of plywood and put the plywood on a stack of rugs or a sheet of Styrofoam, you'd do an excellent job of isolating the rollers from the floor and thereby minimize noise transmission to the building (and your downstairs neighbors).|| |