At the weekend the tensioner bolt came out on my Genius. Took it apart and the part used to select wheel tension is broken - no surprises as it’s tiny plastic lugs with open gaps. A browse online suggests a number of Tacx trainers wheel on trainers use the same or a similar part and I am not alone in them breaking.
Tacx used to sell this part for 5 Euros but it’s been discontinued. Tacx/Garmin no longer sell it.
The part number is 1981.22 or S0010, I can’t find it anywhere in the world.
I have tried to find the Vortex version (is grey but was hoping it was the same shape) but no luck, part numbers are T2171.07 / S2180.04
Bushido part numbers are same as Genius.
https://media.dcrainmaker.com/wp-content/cache/comment-plus/1505343-1600x1200.jpg?1460560890 (someone elses image of a grey one, mine has broken the same way - each slot reflects a wheel/tyre size, middle is for road 700c).
Looking at it this is a terrible design given the amount of tension these run - at the least it should have inserts in the spare holes to stop the plastic lugs taking the strain, better still have metal inserts each side for all the slots
One obvious fix is put a metal insert to replicate where the old 700c slot was but I’d ideally like to replace the part if I can get it!
Any other tips welcome. It is less than 2 years old so here in the EU technically covered by a default 2 years guarantee required of all products but this doesn’t sit well with UK selling laws and I want to avoid having a battle like that (potentially it would end up being a legal claim). I am waiting for a reply from the vendor, have given them the opportunity to source the part as a first step.