For parts or someone handy to fix it. Worked fine but the casting that holds the QR Axel broke. No replacements available, but one from another manufacutrer could be adapted. I can even give you one from my Kinetic, but it wold need a bushing of the right size to center it. I did some checking on the Minoura website to see if they could help and found these tidbits in the FAQ section:
Do I have to use the supplied quick release skewer?
If your bike is equipped with a quick release, replace it to ours
The coupling (the metal part which clamps the rear wheel axle from both right and left side) is designed to fit our own quick release skewer head.
Especially on the latest GYRO and the new M series trainers, they don't accept you to use your own skewer due to the coupling design.
An old Shimano skewer may be able to be used, but we don't guarantee the stability and safety.
Even if you suffer any trouble or accident caused by using your own skewer without replacing to our own skewer, we have no responsibility on this case.
If your bike is equipped with a plain hub nut instead of quick release skewer, you will not use the supplied skewer.
At this moment, you need to remove the black plastic piece "Grommet" from the right side coupling on the old generation trainers, or you need to replace the left side coupling bolt to the optional one on the latest GYRO and new M series trainers. The standard coupling bolt's hole size is too large to the standard hub nut.
It's not realistic to change your hub nut type wheel to a quick release type, because it requires to change the hub itself and it also requires to re-build the whole wheel.
You can replace the rear wheel from a hub nut type to a quick release type. They have compatibility.
Yeah that was helpful.....
I also found out how to train without disturbing my wife:
How should I do for quiet training?
It's more efficient to reduce vibration rather than noise itself
In the actual scene of indoor training, vibration to the floor will be transferred further than noise itself. So it's more efficient to cut the vibration to expect quiet training.
To reduce the vibration to the floor, you should apply an anti-vibration mat beneath the trainer. Our Training Mat 2 and Extra Pad Set are made of a special material that reduces the vibration up to 75%.
Placing a styrofoam plate could be a nice idea, but too thick pad will disturb the stability of trainer and yourself, especially when getting on and off the bike. Using a thick blanket would be a nice idea.
It is impossible to delete the noise from the resistance unit. Our unit is cooled down by the air flow. If you close the gates, the unit will have to be heated up and will cause damage to the inside mechanism such as melting plastic material. Do not cover the resistance unit.
If you use a tire drive trainer, replacing the rear tire to the specially designed one (like our Dualist) would be a good solution to reduce the noise from the tire.
In addition, do not pedal too hard. Keep reasonable speed (below 30 km/h) constantly for effective training and reducing noise level.
I especially like the last part. Will make my training a lot easier.
If nobody wants it within a couple weeks it is going in the trash.....