Search found 200 matches

by sekitori
September 14th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fair price for a used Model D?
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Fair price for a used Model D?

Earlier this year, I sold a fourteen year old Model D for $475.00. Despite the many meters I put on it, it was in excllent condition. The original shock cord was still in fairly good shape and it should be quite a while before it needs to be replaced. To keep things as fair as possible, I included a...
by sekitori
September 9th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 32
Views: 990

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

Some folks on here are approaching the time when they will get a ban from the forum. Please remember one simple rule, "Dear forum, please play nicely". Concept 2 is in my estimation, literally is the best company I have ever dealt with. It has the best customer support possible and sells what I con...
by sekitori
September 8th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: great shoe to use with the concept 2
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: great shoe to use with the concept 2

Following Carl's past advice, I've learned to keep my shoes on the rower and to double tuck the foot strap. Unfortunately, I can't find an inexpensive shoe in the USA that I can use with my C2. So I opted for a relatively low priced racing flat, a Nike model that sold for around 60 USD. It's extreme...
by sekitori
September 3rd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 32
Views: 990

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

I don't care very much for the C2 seat pad. It just doen't feel very comfortable. I instead use a one inch thick high density foam rubber cushion cut to the same size as the C2 pad. I much prefer it to the C2 pad. Any store that sells foam rubber should be able to make one for you and it shoudn't co...
by sekitori
August 17th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C2 measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: C2 measurements

The Model D is 96 inches long and 24 inches wide. But when stored, it takes up much less space. it breaks down into two pieces that when placed upright next to each other has a footprint of approximately two by three feet.
by sekitori
August 10th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Supplements and anything else to help with a 2k attempt...
Replies: 32
Views: 1585

Re: Supplements and anything else to help with a 2k attempt...

I believe that most people who exercise do it basically to get into better physical condition. Some of us do obsessively--the more you exercise and the faster you go, the better things will be. The man who founded the principle of aerobic training, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, had this to say about runniing-...
by sekitori
August 4th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Newbie and erg care
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Newbie and erg care

If you clean the rail that the seat slides on occasionally, that is all you really need to do. I personally clean the rail after after every workout. Some people use water. I prefer Windex. Whatever you use will remove small particles from the rail, resulting in a smoother workout. I also oil the c...
by sekitori
July 22nd, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Total membership
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Total membership

I have been told that there are between 4000 and 6000 indoor rowers in this country alone and yet there are only 79 people rowing more than 1500m a day from New Zealand using the online Logbook. Does that 4000-6000 figure refer to the number of people using indoor rowers or the number of machines a...
by sekitori
June 21st, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: What is important?
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: What is important?

I try and concentrate on proper form and posture and stroke length more so that stroke rate/spilt times. I'm beat when I'm done with a workout is that enough? The stoic in me says I shouldn't care so much but there is a 20 something still buried deep inside of me that wonders. I'm 57 and average ab...
by sekitori
June 12th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Model D old vs. new difference in rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 2068

Re: Concept 2 Model D old vs. new difference in rowing

There is no difference between the two when they were both new. If you have a mechanical aptitude you can completely strip and rebuild the rower in a couple of hours. Replace the chain and the shock cord. Personally I wouldn't bother to replace the sprocket. Seat rollers are usually shot and clean ...
by sekitori
May 28th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Soon to be New Model D Owner
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Soon to be New Model D Owner

Yes I agree - gloves off for me too although some like them For some of us, wearing gloves is a necessity. I was a dentist and although I wore latex gloves most of the time in my practice, there were times when I could take them off and patients could see my hands. A few of them commented that they...
by sekitori
April 27th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Sharing my fat burning advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Re: Sharing my fat burning advice

Having the monitor makes a world of difference as I'm now competing against myself on a daily basis. Competing against themselves may work for others but it was disastrous for me. I did that for a while when my primary goal instead of getting into good physical condition, was to set personal record...
by sekitori
April 25th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resuming rowing after bypass surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 3597

Re: Resuming rowing after bypass surgery

Your cardiologist will tell you to exercise ONLY as tolerated. No chest pain, no shortness of breath. Undoubtedly correct. But as Citroen has stated, those words should come directly from a cardiologist and not a post in a discussion group. As has often been mentioned, the source of specific medica...
by sekitori
April 12th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Constant low level fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Constant low level fatigue

I'm going to go see my doctor, but past experience has taught me not to expect much. So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar and, if so, what it was/what helped? Your doctor is a far better source of help than anyone in this group ever could be. If for some reason, you d...
by sekitori
April 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Things that go thru your mind when trying a PB/SB etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Things that go thru your mind when trying a PB/SB etc

This goes counter to the general thinking in this group--who are serious ergers that occasionally try for PBs. Many years ago, I set a PB which I was very proud of. The problem was that the competitive side of me was wondering if I could improve on it quickly. The net result was instead of erging to...