Tacx Sirius assembly problems

MAMB Posts: 121
edited May 2009 in Workshop
Anyone got one of these and had difficulty assembling it ? It's not a problem with the instructions. The problem I'm experiencing is that the metal rod attached to the blue handle which moves the resistance unit won't fit in the bracket on the trainer frame (this will probably only mean anything if you've already got one !). I could try forcing it in but it would probably damage the paint on the frame and, anyway, the thing is supposed to move freely as far as I can tell. It looks to me as though it's either a manufacturing or tolerancing fault (the metal rod on the upper limit, the frame bracket on the lower limit).

Anyone else experienced this problem ?