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New bike trainer - clueless (Read 121 times)

So_Im_a_Runner


Go figure

    Sorry if this doesn't fit here exactly, but I know a lot of you ride. Anyway, I got a new bike trainer and really don't know how to tell if it's set up properly. It's a fluid trainer, and right now it feels very tough to ride and also not totally smooth. What really has me worried is that the tire is leaving tons of rubber on the trainer. Is this typical? I did put a new, trainer specific tire on the rear. Could that be the cause of the rubber? Thanks in advance for your thoughts and tips.

    PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


    Shakedown Street

      how much you cranking that down on the tire. what trainer is it.

      Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)


      Just Keep "Tri" ing

        Sorry SIAR, no can help. Clueless here as well.

         

        As you know I have a bike trainer, however I also have my hubby to do everything mechanical

        and I.T. related for me. I just ride the darn thing. I do know that there is no rubber on my trainer

        so doesn't sound right.

         

        Glad to hear you got the trainer!

        8  Marathons   26 Half Marathons  9 Duathlons  6 Triathlons

        Marathons in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland  Next country - Austria Sept 2014

        Marathon 4:10:48 Half Marathon 1:57:44 10K 55:44 8k 42:27 5k 25:27

         

        So_Im_a_Runner


        Go figure

          how much you cranking that down on the tire. what trainer is it.

           

           

          . It's a Nashbar fluid trainer...not a cycleops, for sure, but the reviews were good. I don't know that I have an option to tighten it down...either it's locked in or it's not, from what I can tell.

          PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

          So_Im_a_Runner


          Go figure

            Sorry SIAR, no can help. Clueless here as well.

             

            As you know I have a bike trainer, however I also have my hubby to do everything mechanical

            and I.T. related for me. I just ride the darn thing. I do know that there is no rubber on my trainer

            so doesn't sound right.

             

            Glad to hear you got the trainer!

             

             

            . Thanks! Having to deal with the mechanical stuff is largely what scared me about starting with tri's in the first place.

            PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

            tinman11


              The tires will wear fast, but it does sound like you need to reduce the tension on yours.

               

              These trainers come in handy when the in-laws visit.  Just place a cooler full of cold beer within reach and crank up the ipod.........


              Shakedown Street

                is there a tension adjustment?

                Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)