Search found 3679 matches

by johnlvs2run
January 5th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Optional seat posts for Bikeerg
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Optional seat posts for Bikeerg

The shorter seat post recently became available in the US as an add-on option. Here is the Fit Guide, and here is an earlier thread. The seat post inseam ranges (measure inseam to floor) are as follows: short - - - - - - 26 to 35 inches standard - - - 28 to 37 inches <--- the only option when orderi...
by johnlvs2run
December 28th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Handlebar vibration issues
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Handlebar vibration issues

Try putting your BikeErg on shock absorbing floor mats. Have mine on a cheap yoga mat 5mm thick, no vibes I'll try that. Thanks. I have an old one but it might be too soft. Is the floor below perfectly flat? Yes, the floor is concrete, smooth and flat. The bars and connections are all snug and secu...
by johnlvs2run
December 28th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bike Erg Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Bike Erg Noise

Make sure to tuck in your laces, so they don't flap on your shoes.
This happened to me, so I always make sure to tuck them in before riding.
by johnlvs2run
December 26th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Handlebar vibration issues
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Handlebar vibration issues

What have you done to help reduce and eliminate the handlebar vibration?
The vibration on my BE is quite extreme compared to the vibration on my road bike.
I have double wrapped the bar with two layers of foam tape, but the vibration still is too much.
by johnlvs2run
December 17th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 173
Views: 35667

Re: Skierg pb thread

Hi Steve, thank you! I don't know what my heart rate was, but I got a few 2:07s by the finish, so perhaps could have started my drive a bit earlier. It wasn't easy though and I'm very happy to get this PB. :D I hope you're able to overcome the back issues soon and keep up with your training
by johnlvs2run
December 13th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 173
Views: 35667

Re: Skierg pb thread

November 28:
30' PB 6510 meters 2:18.2 pace 41 spm
6' splits - 2:19.4 2:19.2 2:18.7 2:17.8 2:15.9

December 11:
10k PB 46:31.0 2:19.5 pace 40 spm - pb by 29.0 seconds
2k splits - 2:20.2 2:19.8 2:19.7 2:19.6 2:18.3 40spm - weight 154.8#
by johnlvs2run
December 13th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Arm weights?
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Arm weights?

low runner wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 8:33 pm
what effect would you guess using 3# wrist weights would have?
Have you tried this yet? If so, I'm interested in what results you got. Keep in mind the bungees pull up a couple of pounds on their own.
by johnlvs2run
December 2nd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: How is your SkiErg mounted?
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

Re: How is your SkiErg mounted?

My garage has a 3 inch concrete lip at the bottom, so I bolted double 2x4s on both sides top and bottom, and attached the Skierg to the 2x4s. The base had a gap at the front on one side, so I knocked in a shim but don't know if it made any difference. I did the same in a different location with a hi...
by johnlvs2run
November 23rd, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Suitability for Injury Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Suitability for Injury Recovery

Since you can run for 2 to 3 hours, the BikeErg should be easy for you.
I got a BE in early August and the low setting is quite easy. The drag factor is 45 at the lowest.
You could probably make it lower by covering part of the fan cage, but that would likely not be necessary.
by johnlvs2run
November 8th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: SkiErg maintenance

I've replaced both the handle cords and the bungee shock cords on my Skierg2 and it was easy to do. These videos regarding the handle cord and shock cord replacements have been especially helpful and useful. Be sure to save the old handle cords, as you can always use them for extensions, and perhaps...
by johnlvs2run
October 26th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: How well does a SkiErg complement the rower and elliptical?
Replies: 25
Views: 9635

Re: How well does a BikeErg compement the SkiErg?

I got a Skierg a year ago, and a Bikeerg a few months ago. Since then I've been using both of them every day, almost always alternating sets between them. The Bikeerg is sturdy, stable, easy to get on and off of, easy to adjust, and is quite smooth to ride. The Bikeerg has been a very nice addition ...
by johnlvs2run
October 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit

My Bikeerg's original range as of August 7th was 45 (correction, not 40) to 239,
by johnlvs2run
October 18th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit

I can't tell what they're doing from the photos, installing a smaller flywheel? You could easily just cover up a part of the flywheel housing to lower the resistance without doing all that. The drag factor on mine already goes down to 40 with no change, and I usually use it at 60. I put a furnace fi...
by johnlvs2run
October 17th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Fake SkiErgs on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Fake SkiErgs on ebay

Allan Olesen wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 3:46 am
On the PM in the photo, the three lower buttons are symmetrically arranged, and the rightmost button is clearly not centered below the vertical row.
Plus the handle cords are black vs white, the bolt placements on the fan cage, and the column spacings are all different.
by johnlvs2run
October 16th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Fake SkiErgs on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Fake SkiErgs on ebay

The seller states that some are not Concept2 and some are, so there's nothing being hidden. However, I would not trust the monitor to show the same information as a Pm5. Personally, I would not get one. The cost of the Pm5 would make up any difference in price, and C2 would not provide any warranty.