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« on: May 17, 2007 01:55:45 PM »

One of the things I've been wondering about recently is wheels and how they act on different surfaces [carpet, wood floor, ceramic tile, etc.], and more specifically, if they make more noise on these different surfaces?

I'm homeschooled, and my dad works nights, so he sleeps during the day [he's 50+ years old and has been doing this since he was 20...no clue how he does it]. so anyways, I'm curious as to whether or not a spinning wheel usually makes a good bit of noise [we have a very echoey house..if it would wake him up, i wanna know]. additionally, whether or not it makes less or more noise on carpet, wood, etc. [we have both surfaces in the floors of our house].

I'd want to spin while watching my school videos, meaning, while he's asleep, so know this info would be fabulous.
so please post your experiences [mention the wheel you've got], how much noise it makes [maybe compare it to....a fan, or a blow dryer, or whatever.] etc., and i'd really appreciate it! thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 05:52:11 PM »

My Little Gem makes no noise at all, unless it needs oil on the treadle hinges.  I spin regularly with my hubby asleep next to me in his recliner.  It doesn't interfere with radio or television.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 08:46:13 PM »

Your wheel shouldn't make any noise on the floor at all. If it is making other noises it likely needs oiling.But you can buy pieces or rolls of non slip matting fairly cheaply here and i have cut pieces to put my wheels on to protect them from various surfaces when i have done demonstrations. You can also glue pieces on your pedal to protect it from wear marks if you wear shoes.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007 09:33:04 PM »

If your house echoes you can put a small rug underneath  to help dampen the sound. It helped when I lived in an upstairs apartment with hardwood floors. Smiley
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