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by johnlvs2run
November 8th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 128

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: 8169

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: 367

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: 367

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: 398

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: 398

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.
by johnlvs2run
October 16th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikerg, Damper Settings, Grade
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Bikerg, Damper Settings, Grade

Yes. Simply set the damper to match your cadence and effort up the hills. If you spin up the hills, set the damper so you're spinning at 90+ rpm, or whatever cadence you spin up the hills. If you want to practice standing, then set the damper quite a bit higher, to match the cadence that you use whe...
by johnlvs2run
October 7th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg vs running times
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Skierg vs running times

I'm a long time runner, and took up the Skierg due to not being able to run anymore. I especially like the Skierg because it's very complementary to running. Almost all of the top cross country skiers in the world, are also quite good at running There are many examples. Top Norwegian XC skier Theres...
by johnlvs2run
September 24th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: SkiErg 2 Handles
Replies: 18
Views: 2560

Re: SkiErg 2 Handles

Yes, I've improved my handles quite a bit. I'm still using the 7/8" ID flexfab heater hose cut to 5 1/2" lengths. I loop tied the cords to eye bolts at the top, then "connectors" to hex bolts with nuts and fender washers at the bottom. I added layers of silicone vacuum hose in the middle, for more s...
by johnlvs2run
September 24th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Bikeerg- Replacing pedals

I got a BE in August, have replaced the seat and handlebar, but the pedals are fine. I'm using a pair of old road racing shoes with thin hard soles and, including sprints, they don't slip at all. The pedals have little nubs that help to keep the shoes in position. Plus, clips don't guarantee not los...
by johnlvs2run
September 23rd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Re: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions

CaseyClarke wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 3:25 pm
Hands are free to fiddle with the monitor. Forearms just resting on the bars, wrapped in towels. I had thought about the aero bars idea but hadn’t gotten around to getting any yet. Do you have a BikeErg yet?
Thanks. Yes, I got a BE in August, and just now ordered an aero bar.
by johnlvs2run
September 22nd, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Re: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions

CaseyClarke wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 4:27 pm
I rest my forearms down on the handlebars (wrapped in towels) for long periods of time on longer rides.
Where do you put your hands, on the top tube? Why not use an aero bar with some pads?
by johnlvs2run
September 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

I have encouraged my wife to try rowing as a way of getting fitter and she wants to lose some weight (her words not mine before I get shot down! :roll: ). Unfortunately she is [ ] 4'11" and the rower is not really registering much of stroke. Any tips for a littlun? A BikeErg would be much better fo...
by johnlvs2run
September 13th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Training Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Training Plans?

Personally I alternate sets (usually 3 each) on the SE and BE (which is new to me). You can do the same workouts whether skiing, cycling, running, or any other type of aerobic activity. The same sequence applies, with variations over time and length of sets, warm up, do a workout, warm down. For exa...
by johnlvs2run
September 12th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: What to do for short legs
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: What to do for short legs

Yeah I wish the option was available back when I bought it as the part is pretty expensive: ~150 That's quite expensive. Does that include shipping? Actually, considering the average height of a woman in the US is 5' 3, the short seat post and back leg would likely fit the most people, and the stan...