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by c2jonw
November 19th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower

I was a Cat2 road racer in the 80's and still bike when weather permits, though it's been a long time since my last race. I've used the rower for winter fitness for decades, complimenting my biking, running, ice hockey and skiing activities. Rowing is a great all around fitness exercise, utilizing m...
by c2jonw
November 3rd, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.

Ok I pulled the flywheel. I assume it’s the side that looks like an exposed bearing that need flushing with mineral oil. Right? They look like little rollers? The other side is sealed bearings. Then just put some 20 weight on there and put it back together? Anything else I should clean out while I’...
by c2jonw
October 24th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.

Pull the flywheel. Lay it in on its side on rags or absorbent paper towels, bore vertical. Flush the needle rollers in the bore liberally with kero, mineral spirits, or wd40 to dissolve the grease lube. Relube with 20W oil. Heavy mineral oil will work fine. High viscosity grease is a bad choice. Th...
by c2jonw
October 24th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: No resistance 1 stroke every 30-50. What to look for.

How old is the machine? Are you rowing in a cold environment? Jon
by c2jonw
October 18th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Does Concept 2 ever have sales?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Does Concept 2 ever have sales?

I can testify that, if you want to buy refurbs units or slightly used, you have to pick them up at the factory directly. They don’t ship those. I’ve just emailed them this week to know if they have refurb SkiErg and they replied saying yes and that I have to pick it up at the factory. I’m in Canada...
by c2jonw
October 15th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Does Concept 2 ever have sales?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Does Concept 2 ever have sales?

C2 in the USA usually has "factory seconds" available at reduced prices. These machines are fully guaranteed like a new machine but may have some cosmetic issues or may be slightly used. The sales policy for these FS machines used to be that you had to pick them up at the factory, but I think this m...
by c2jonw
September 12th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Broken part on flywheel

C2jonw, are you back at C2 or never left like your signature suggests?

retired almost a year ago.....highly recommend it!
by c2jonw
September 10th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Broken part on flywheel

It's a 2 gram clip- broken indeed and it looks like you found it's location. Call C2 tech support and they will help you out. If you have some modeling clay take about 2 teaspoons of it and mash it onto the inner surface of the fan blade where the scratches are. Then row it to see if it smooths out....
by c2jonw
August 24th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 cadence spikes in recorded workouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: PM5 cadence spikes in recorded workouts

Pausing during a workout, especially if the pause is more than 5 seconds, will almost always result in an abnormally high or low stroke rate value. When you say it occurs "immediately after the end of an interval" what type of interval workout are you doing? Does the anomaly ever occur when you are ...
by c2jonw
August 9th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM2 monitor fault
Replies: 30
Views: 3250

Re: PM2 monitor fault

Did you pull the LCD off the board and clean both sides of the zebra strips, the board and the lcd contact areas? C2JonW
by c2jonw
July 30th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model A sprocket clutch not engaging
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: Model A sprocket clutch not engaging

The ratchet and pawl clutch in the gear cluster has some very light duty springs to push the pawls into the engaged position. The lubricant in the mechanism has a tendency to thicken over time, to the point of overcoming the springs and sticking the pawls in the disengaged position. So you need to f...
by c2jonw
July 10th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to borrow a seat
Replies: 2
Views: 5539

Re: Where to borrow a seat

by c2jonw
June 15th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 16031

Re: Setting drag factor

Presumably manual recalibration will take account of dust or any other air blockage and can restore accuracy. No not any other air blockage. Some dust buildup shouldn't be an issue, but an excessive block such as a towel over the flywheel will likely put things out of normal operating range. C2JonW
by c2jonw
June 15th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Model D old vs. new difference in rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 4699

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

A few facts from the production side of this- Moment of inertia is corrected to within +/- 4 grams at the rim of the metal disc. Balancing tolerance is +/-.2 grams static and +/- 1 gram dynamic, also measured at the rim. The number of weights and/or holes is only an indication of how out of balance ...