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by Carl Watts
October 15th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E

Why specifically do you want the the Model E ?

Its not in your list of "Wants" so personally I would get the Model D.
by Carl Watts
October 14th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Will an early Model D monitor arm fit Model C
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Will an early Model D monitor arm fit Model C

You may need some different bolts from memory, but the plastic fits.
by Carl Watts
October 12th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Is there a demand for a used PM4 monitor?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Is there a demand for a used PM4 monitor?

Personally I would be keeping the PM4 as a backup monitor, but thats just me.

Don't leave any batteries in it and keep it in dry place.
by Carl Watts
October 12th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Will an early Model D monitor arm fit Model C
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Will an early Model D monitor arm fit Model C

The end that bolts to the rower itself is the same on all the arms. The issue is at the monitor end, the PM2 was wider than the PM3 so it needed about 1.6mm sliced of it to make the PM3 fit. The arm has evolved over the years to include a down height stop and later a hole in the web at the monitor e...
by Carl Watts
October 12th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Is there a demand for a used PM4 monitor?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Is there a demand for a used PM4 monitor?

Yes if the second hardware version made after mid 2008.

See if you have the later version by the firmware its running here.

https://www.concept2.com/service/monitors/pm4/firmware
by Carl Watts
October 3rd, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Looking for used PM3 monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Looking for used PM3 monitor

Buy a new PM5 unless you can find a second hardware version of the PM3 made after 2008.

Personally I think its no longer worth getting a PM3. A late hardware version PM4 is still an excellent monitor and its the one I am still using.
by Carl Watts
October 1st, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stroke rate and training zone
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Stroke rate and training zone

by Carl Watts
September 23rd, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 654

Re: Optimum split pacing ?

Your fastest time is obtained by getting to your target pace within 4 to 6 strokes and then maintain a constant pace till the finish and die on the finish finish line and not before. The only strategy is the luxury of being able to slow near the finish because your winning so you can conserve energy...
by Carl Watts
September 22nd, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone replaced stainless steel top track on Model C
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Anyone replaced stainless steel top track on Model C

Cannot remember if I used alcohol based like mentholated spirits or petroleum based like petrol to loosen the adhesive tape. You need to get the monorail really clean so the new tape sticks. Unfortunately for me the sweat got under the paint on the rail so I had to strip it all the way back to the a...
by Carl Watts
September 21st, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone replaced stainless steel top track on Model C
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Anyone replaced stainless steel top track on Model C

Yes but the old rail was lifting and it was falling off anyway so it was easy to remove. You just need something to loosen the adhesive tape its held on with, thoroughly clean the area its sticking too again and make sure the holes in it line up with the ones on the rail if it has holes in it. Sweat...
by Carl Watts
September 18th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 1377

Re: PM update

^^^^^ Awesome post. Keep on rowing dude.
by Carl Watts
September 17th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 1377

Re: PM update

Hey Bob, look I can understand some of your frustrations. Why don't you search the Forum, you will find we have made many suggestions years ago as to improvements in the monitor that have simply not happened. One of the biggest inaccuracies of the monitor is the average rating or SPM in the final re...
by Carl Watts
September 16th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 1377

Re: PM update

Wow you own a Jeep ? its not the model that try's to kill you when your not even driving it is it ?

What a brilliant piece of engineering.
by Carl Watts
September 16th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 Menu/Back Button Not Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: PM3 Menu/Back Button Not Working

Yes on the board, the gold plated contacts can get a build up as the carbon from the keypad breaks down. Also clean the carbon button contacts on the rubber keypad. Use only a cotton bud and some IPA. If you have a fiberglass PCB rework pen then you can give the gold contacts a quick flick but gener...
by Carl Watts
September 15th, 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 1377

Re: PM update

Its not broken so don't fix it. Some would also argue that their bycycle has come along way since the 1980's but I would say its hardly changed. Still ride mine that I purchased in 1984. Just upgraded the crank bearing to a sealed unit and had to replace the wheels but its still running the steel fr...