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by akit110
December 20th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Superb Customer Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: Superb Customer Service

Very similar to my experience. I spoke a couple of times with C2 (Ben) about a problem with my BikeErg and he sent out a new front end (with return shipping for the old front end). In changing over the front end, it also fixed the clicking as you described and I too noted the crank arm now has two h...
by akit110
December 19th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg or Echo
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: BikeErg or Echo

Thanks jaradgiese! It is not so often that you get feedback from users that have both. I would have both machines if my wife wasn’t wary of me turning the basement into a gym. I found the BikeErg the modality that best lends itself to longer pieces for me (20k plus). The Erg seems to work best for m...
by akit110
December 17th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: New bikeerg!
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: New bikeerg!

I have had mine for about a month. I literally have to consciously force myself to use the rower as I like BikeErging that much. Something about the quick cadence of pedaling and the ability to watch streaming content comfortably makes the time go by so much more quickly than on my Model C.
by akit110
December 17th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg or Echo
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: BikeErg or Echo

I was faced with the same choice: Echo or BikeErg last month. I am similar to the OP i.e. in my 50s, 5,11”, try to exercise each day e.g. rowing on my Model C, jumping rope, sledgehammer slams, lifting dumbbells etc. Only I am a 70kg middleweight. I was just about to push the button on the Echo in t...
by akit110
July 24th, 2006, 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model E coming in September?
Replies: 102
Views: 39302

>"That said, it took me a long time to convert from the Model B (mostly because I think the model C was a bit of a loser, compared to the Cool" It goes to show you how subjective it all is :lol: I was just thinking that I am so glad I have my 'ole' Model C. It's not as rustic (and heavy drag) as the...
by akit110
July 17th, 2006, 11:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C damper lever slips!
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

Thanks for all your advice!

Thanks for the advice - I think I will try the wedge of paper trick for now and then order the button from C2.
by akit110
July 14th, 2006, 12:31 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C damper lever slips!
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

Model C damper lever slips!

Does anyone have any advice on how to prevent the damper lever on my Model C from slipping downward while I row? Currently I am using duct tape to hold the lever in place as a temporary solution but that's not ideal. Without tape, it tends to stay put best at the highest and lowest drag factors but ...
by akit110
March 31st, 2006, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing it up a little
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

I was usually a 5x10K/week type guy. But after reading a lot on the benefits of anaerobic training including its applicability to the start-stop nature of most sports, the anabolic effects on the body, improved body composition, and in some cases, even increased aerobic capacity, I started to be int...
by akit110
March 29th, 2006, 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying my first erg…Model C or D?
Replies: 22
Views: 14369

When I was looking to buy an erg for my home early last year, I used craig's list (nyc) extensively. I saw C models with the PM2 monitor ranging from about 400 to 550 (with most of the time those prices being negotiable). Nearly all of them had seen very little use. This still was a considerable sav...
by akit110
March 28th, 2006, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wristwatch which times intervals and recovery periods?
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Wristwatch which times intervals and recovery periods?

Has anyone heard of a wristwatch that times intervals and recovery periods like the PM2 monitor? Sometimes I wish to do interval training outside or on another machine but I would like something that times interval and recovery/rest periods as easily and as intuitively as the PM2 monitor on my Model...
by akit110
March 20th, 2006, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing elbow? Tendonitis?
Replies: 5
Views: 8151

PaulS gave me advice which I have found to be very useful. Aside from the usual advice of keeping your arms straight, elbows close to the body etc etc, he mentioned concentrating in pulling your elbows back behind your body when you pull the handle to your body rather than focusing on contracting yo...