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    Hydraulic bike trainer shaking my spokes loose?

    I have a bike trainer that uses hydraulic fluid. It has a slight vibration in it until it warms up and then it's quite smooth. As I've been spending more time on the trainer, I discovered that my spokes have loosened on my back wheel. Has anyone else experienced this with their trainer rattling their spokes loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skans View Post
    I have a bike trainer that uses hydraulic fluid. It has a slight vibration in it until it warms up and then it's quite smooth. As I've been spending more time on the trainer, I discovered that my spokes have loosened on my back wheel. Has anyone else experienced this with their trainer rattling their spokes loose?
    Unlikely that your trainer is rattling your spokes loose. If this was the case then people who ride on chip/seal roads would face the same problem. Most likely problem is insufficient tension on the spokes so they go slack on every revolution. When the spoke goes slack the nipple can turn just a fraction each time. Insufficient spoke tension is by far the most common cause of spokes loosening.

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