will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

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will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby Chris Bass » Sat Nov 03, 2012 16:16 pm

Hi

i'm thinking of getting a turbo trianer for the winter, but i live in a first floor flat, would it be really noisey for the guy downstairs?

are any better for quietness (is that a word?) than others?

also if anyone has any recommendations for the actual turbo trainer to get that'd be great too!
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby declan1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 16:38 pm

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-crono-flu ... l-trainer/

Brilliant. As I said before my bike's gearset makes much more noise than this. Really smooth, oil resistance as well so you change resistance using your bike's gears. Very good.

Also, to the person who said you can't stand up and sprint on them, you can.

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby tiredofwhiners » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:16 pm

But it'll still be noisy - don;t be fooled as you cannot dampen down 100% of the harmonics no matter how many layers of carpet, rubber, wood and foam you put on the floor. It may not be bad but its what the folks downstairs think that matters.

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby 16mm » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:20 pm

Mine can't hear my turno at all over Slayer.

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby Captainlip » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:30 pm

Id suggest a roller, more fun and not as hard as people make out. quieter to.
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby Herbsman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:37 pm

If you buy rollers get aluminium ones, certainly not Tacx Antares as they make a right racket
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby DeltaOneSeven » Sat Nov 03, 2012 19:06 pm

Turbo's can be very noisy. I use mine in the garage and Mrs DeltaOneSeven has to turn the tv upto 17 to drown out the noise

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby PeteMadoc » Sun Nov 04, 2012 09:05 am

Yes it's a bit noisy and yes the guy downstairs will be able to hear it. Just put a mat underneath the turbo, sorted.

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby diy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 09:41 am

What type of flat? timber frame, converted house? or concrete floors?

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:06 am

This is what you need. Who said rollers can't provide variable resistance...
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby wilo13 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:18 pm

Get a ground floor flat :D
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby 16mm » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:24 pm

Does your washing machine on spin cycle annoy the neighbours? It's similar to that.

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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Nov 05, 2012 17:14 pm

I live on the top floor of a two story house with old fashioned thin wooden floors covered in underlay and carpet. I’ve got the turbo in the spare room sitting on a rug, on a 60cm x 60cm x 5cm paving slab I bought from B&Q and this will also have a rubber mat added when I find one I like. It’s the vibration of the turbo that will drive your neighbour mad. The slab pretty much cancels mine out.
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Re: will a turbo trainer annoy my neighbour downstairs?!

Postby Harley35 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:02 pm

no.


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