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Why is my trainer making this noise?!

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It wasn't doing it yesterday but it was doing it the day before. Turns out the skewer wasn't on tight enough and once I tightened it, it was fine for the following day. But today I checked the skewer and it is in tight enough. It's worse in some gears than others, but still doesn't matter what gear or chainring I'm in.

Could not load the video here, so here's a link to my Facebook page which I have uploaded it to.

https://www.facebook.com/713072118/posts/10158047198792119/

 

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Bike sounds ok on the road? 

Does another bike on the same trainer make the same.noise? 

If so, it doesn't sound good. 

What kind of trainer? Mag? Fluid? 

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A new bike would probably fix it. If not, get a new trainer as well :)

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On 21/04/2019 at 7:56 PM, Ex-Hasbeen said:

How many miles has the thing done. You've probably just worn it out.

Not sure. Let me work it out.

Anyway, seems as though it's the bike, not the trainer.  

Need to find time to get it to my LBS. Dazz has been my LBS since it was purchased in Feb 2016, so it probably needs a good look at. 

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On 21/04/2019 at 1:44 PM, Turts said:

Bike sounds ok on the road? 

Does another bike on the same trainer make the same.noise? 

If so, it doesn't sound good. 

What kind of trainer? Mag? Fluid? 

1. A bit better, but not pefect

2. Not sure.  Don't have anther one available atm

3. N/A

4. Cycleops fluid 

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On 21/04/2019 at 7:56 PM, Ex-Hasbeen said:

How many miles has the thing done. You've probably just worn it out.

Purchased 20/9/15

Average,  I dunno 150km a week??

3.5years @ 52weeks = 182 weeks x 150km/wk = 27,300 km give or take.

Anyway, it's fine for now.  When do they usually die?

 

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49 minutes ago, Cranky said:

 

Anyway, it's fine for now.  When do they usually die?

 

I’ve had my KK rock n roll for 9 years

15-20 hrs a week , so let’s go on low side so say 15hr x52  =780 

780x9 7020 hrs 

7020 x 30k = 210,600k 

mines still going fine , so if you need to replace it get a kirt kinetic 

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1 hour ago, Cranky said:

. A bit better, but not pefect

If the bike makes the noise on the road then its likely the bike, not the trainer. 

The trainer could just be amplifying the noise. 

Check things like the the rear deraileur and wheel hub, chain etc. 

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All good. 

Took it to my LBS. Chain was way overdue, so that's been done.   Also need to replace the rear cassette and front chain rings asap. 

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9 minutes ago, Cranky said:

All good. 

Took it to my LBS. Chain was way overdue, so that's been done.   Also need to replace the rear cassette and front chain rings asap. 

Don't wait too long. You'll wear the chain quicker on the old cassette & rings.

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And regular maintenance from now on saves a lot of hassle. 

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Hmm, those sort of issues will have cost you on race day.  Might have to sack the mechanic 😄 on the bright side, it will feel like a new bike at byron.

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2 hours ago, Cranky said:

All good. 

Took it to my LBS. Chain was way overdue, so that's been done.   Also need to replace the rear cassette and front chain rings asap. 

Just had the same thing... big chainring are bloody expensive..

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When I get noises on the trainer, I have to work out if it's the trainer, the bike or my leg.... Not always so easy to nail down!

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My turn! It's a jet black fluid trainer and is a good few years old but not used a huge amount. Any ideas where I should look? The noise is intermittent...

And yes, there is no 'video' , only sound

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52 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

My turn! It's a jet black fluid trainer and is a good few years old but not used a huge amount. Any ideas where I should look? The noise is intermittent...

And yes, there is no 'video' , only sound

Need a Kickr :P

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12 hours ago, willie said:

Need a Kickr :P

10 speed? 🤣

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6 minutes ago, Cranky said:

10 speed? 🤣

I run 10 speed on the kickr. you need a spacer that goes on before the cassette

same spacer that was needed to run some 10 speed cassettes on wheels that can take 11 speed cassettes

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I had a Jet Black Fluid that ended up making a noise like that and progressively got worse until it intermittently sounded like a grind stone.

I had it replaced under warranty (twice, but that is a whole other story) through the retailer. The roller/flywheel unit detaches from the frame to make shipping much nicer.

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When I get noises while using trainer I have to sort out if it's coming from something on the bike, the trainer or my leg...

Recently I was getting an annoying metallic-sounding creak each pedal stroke. Required a change of angles of my leg, which changed the way the cleat interfaced with the pedal. Creak gone.

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11 hours ago, Cranky said:

10 speed? 🤣

I can sort that cranky :P

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11 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

I run 10 speed on the kickr. you need a spacer that goes on before the cassette

same spacer that was needed to run some 10 speed cassettes on wheels that can take 11 speed cassettes

Wahoo actually include the spacer with all their units :)

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