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Postby [old] Jemima » March 9th, 2006, 2:47 pm

I've been rowing at the gym all week instead of on my own machine at home. The thing I find is that the machines are dirty and occasionally bumpy :x At home I clean with glass plus before I row :) , but I'm thinking that I can't take my bottle to the gym. Does anyone have any soloutions? I'm wondering if they make glass plus in purse size bottles. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do?<br /><br />Tina
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Postby [old] Ben Rea » March 9th, 2006, 3:25 pm

ya, i used to go to the gym and they had bumpy slides and nothing to clean them with....so i bought one!!!!!!!! :D :P <br /><br />thats my solution<br /><br /><br />you should justbring some cleaner with you or something :wink:
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Postby [old] Citroen » March 9th, 2006, 6:28 pm

<!--quoteo(post=58855:date=Mar 9 2006, 06:47 PM:name=Jemima)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Jemima @ Mar 9 2006, 06:47 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'> The thing I find is that the machines are dirty and occasionally bumpy. ... What do you do?<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><ol type='1'><li> Complain to the gym manager. I don't have to complain too loudly since the machines are well maintained.</li><li> Squirt plain clean water from my bottle onto the rail at the start of a session.</li><li> Resign your membership and find a gym where the care about maintenance and safety.</li></ol><br />I wouldn't have any qualms about taking my own cleaner into the gym.
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Postby [old] MomofJBN » March 9th, 2006, 7:35 pm

Maybe a quick wipe w/a damp papertowel would get rid of most of the bumps.
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Postby [old] widgeon » March 9th, 2006, 11:02 pm

Jemima, maybe a squirt or two of glass cleaner on a paper towel to dampen it, then place the paper towel in a ziplock bag. Then you have a damp easily portable cleaning rag which can go into the trash when you finish wiping down the slide. <br /><br />Pam<br /><br />Jemima, maybe a squirt or two of glass cleaner on a paper towel to dampen it, then place the paper towel in a ziplock bag. Then you have a damp easily portable cleaning rag which can go into the trash when you finish wiping down the slide. <br /><br />Pam
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Postby [old] Hal Morgan » March 10th, 2006, 12:28 am

I clean my machine when I get on it, handles, slides, any dusty area. I clean it angain when I get off. I have had wheels that will not stop bumping, I asked to have them replaced.
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Postby [old] dgivnish » March 10th, 2006, 12:42 pm

<!--quoteo(post=58855:date=Mar 9 2006, 11:47 AM:name=Jemima)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Jemima @ Mar 9 2006, 11:47 AM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>I've been rowing at the gym all week instead of on my own machine at home. The thing I find is that the machines are dirty and occasionally bumpy :x At home I clean with glass plus before I row :) , but I'm thinking that I can't take my bottle to the gym. Does anyone have any soloutions? I'm wondering if they make glass plus in purse size bottles. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do?<br /><br />Tina<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br /><br />water on the rail, cleaner on the seat and handle<br /><br />doesn't your gym have bottles of cleaner for the weight and cardio machines?
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Postby [old] rhorva@hotmail.com » March 11th, 2006, 12:05 am

Definitely wipe off the handles... that's how cold and flu germs can spread... OR, better yet, <br />bring your own gloves or "covers for the handles.<br /><br />We never use "cleaner or cleanser" on our Concept2, but my husband and I oil the chain every few months and we dust it off every day.<br /><br />Just be glad you found a health club WITH an Erg in it!! And happy rowing.<br /><br />Rubber Ducky.
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Postby [old] woolsmith » March 11th, 2006, 6:27 pm

Good topic for discussion, and some good ideas. <br /><br />Gosh, I guess I'd go for the idea of a paper towel saturated with cleaner and carried in a ziploc baggie. I also like the idea of covering the handles with something, and to go one step further, I'd probably take a piece of bubblewrap to sit on--knowing how much <i>my</i> bottom sweats on those seats! But then again, I'm a nurse, and I tend to have paranoias about microorganisms.... :roll: <br /><br />--Jen in WI
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