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by Carl Watts
June 5th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Need people to row with! Using Rowpro.
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Need people to row with! Using Rowpro.

One of the problems is everyone else waits for someone to setup the rows. How many people you get is very time zone dependent. There are a few well supported rows which are usually after work for an hour or two and thats it. Obviously evening rows are more popular than early morning rows. Unfortunat...
by Carl Watts
June 5th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fatigue across posterior shoulders on recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Fatigue across posterior shoulders on recovery

Fit a new rubber bungee cord and oil the chain. If you still have a problem its you not the rower. The cords last about 10 years then they weaken.
by Carl Watts
June 3rd, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Ergdata display error
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Ergdata display error

Your PM4 is like 12 years old so you have got to accept your going to start to have issues. Concept 2 also tends to move on from developing firmware for the older monitors and I wouldn't be surprised if the version 2 PM3 and PM4 get no further firmware updates. The updates for the version 1 PM3 & PM...
by Carl Watts
June 3rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Ergdata display error
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Ergdata display error

On reflection I dont think I would be using a PM4 with Ergdata if you want no issues. Would recommend a new version 2 PM5 to anyone as the Bluetooth connection alone is worth the upgrade.
by Carl Watts
June 2nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: RowPro 5 - starting & stopping errors
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: RowPro 5 - starting & stopping errors

I got this reply from the team at Digital Rowings... • You definitely must not have any apps like ErgData for instance connected to the PM5 via Bluetooth at the same time as RowPro is connected to the PM5 via USB – again that just won’t work. This is not correct. It depends on your hardware. I was ...
by Carl Watts
June 1st, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?

The chain and sprocket never need replacing if you oil the chain now and again, in fact with a little wearing in and a few million meters it gets quieter and smoother. The Bungee cord lasts 10 years and then you replace it. Its made of rubber and eventually it weakens to the point it fails to assist...
by Carl Watts
May 29th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Two million metre season
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Two million metre season

All depends on pace but 2 million meters for me is a bit of a push. It relies on no injury or significant sickness, however I really don't do any really long rows and low low heartrates. If I wanted to jump on and row all day at 2:15 pace just to hit pure distance, then its no problem. You can jump ...
by Carl Watts
May 29th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to spend my money?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: How to spend my money?

Depends firstly why your upgrading from a PM2 to a PM5 because for many people it makes no difference and some people actually prefer to keep their PM2 and pay me good money to repair them. The Model C is very similar to a D and it has already been pointed out you can turn your C into a D with quiet...
by Carl Watts
May 28th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Quick Release for Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Quick Release for Handle?

You could use a master link for an N25 chain. Not exactly "Quick" but it would take about 30 seconds.

D.I.D make one for the original Model C N25 DID chain but from memory the chain width is slightly different on the newer chain on the Model D and your not able to assemble it.
by Carl Watts
May 27th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS

BMI is a waste of time it doesnt take into account your body composition. Its purely a height weight calculation. Your better off with some body fat scales or a simple tape measure. Guys just throw on fat first in the guts so by simply using a tape measure is the go. Just looking at the OP stats its...
by Carl Watts
May 27th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C slipping Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Model C slipping Clutch

Basically those bearings can just fail. The one in my model D died and it got regular lubrication but the one in my older model C is still going. Typically they never get lubricated and that doesn't help. The one concept 2 fits in the factory is from a quality manufacturer Koyo but you can upgrade i...
by Carl Watts
May 27th, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS

Almost identical stats to mine. If your fit a 40min 10k is just a training pace row not a PB. You need a lot of training and a few harder rows. Its pure fitness. Dont worry about your BMI its a total bullshit metric your better off just taking a waist measurement or checking what size your jeans are...
by Carl Watts
May 26th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training in the evening - bad night due to too much drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Training in the evening - bad night due to too much drinking?

Drink earlier in the day, why wait for after training ?

You really want to have quit drinking any fluids a few hours before going to sleep. Age 53 here and need to getup after about 6.5 hours sleep and then I can crash again and have a really great sleep for another couple of hours.
by Carl Watts
May 26th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C slipping Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Model C slipping Clutch

Do a search on this forum. Its really hard to do yourself unless your an engineer and can make your own bearing puller. The bearing can also be replaced with a superior version of it but its a lot more expensive. Have seen replacement or exchange hubs listed on Ebay but technically your not supposed...
by Carl Watts
May 26th, 2020, 2:19 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Why only two weight classes?
Replies: 29
Views: 1834

Re: Why only two weight classes?

Just get yourself Ergdata and in it you can click the weight adjustment box on the top right in your results if you want to feel good.

No idea how it works but even at 103Kg it makes me way faster when that box goes green 🤣🤣🤣