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by Carl Watts
September 16th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Plantar fascitis
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Plantar fascitis

I know someone who had it real bad, to much Tennis.

From memory he ended up with Cortisone injections.

I get it from time to time but rest usually sorts it. That said just recovering from a torn Achilles on the left foot and that took 6 weeks to even get back walking again.
by Carl Watts
September 13th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM2 - help diagnosing electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: PM2 - help diagnosing electronics

Sent you a PM.

Thats unlikely to have solved the real problem.
by Carl Watts
September 12th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM2 - help diagnosing electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: PM2 - help diagnosing electronics

The MAX859 is an adjustable regulator using a Voltage divider on the output so 1.25V is correct as the "Reference Voltage" back to the 859. Your probably looking at the data sheet for the 858 which is not adjustable and you cannot use this one because the Op-Amps use the 1.25V reference Voltage as w...
by Carl Watts
September 11th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken

You would be pushed to ever wear out a sprocket on a home machine. Unlike a bike its no subject to grit and water so it should last forever. Mine just "polish up" and actually get a bit quieter with a little wear. As long as you oil the chain even once a year its going to go and go. The missing gree...
by Carl Watts
September 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Starting with new rower & PM5 not turning on when I start rowing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Starting with new rower & PM5 not turning on when I start rowing

Reset by resetting to the factory default. Hold bottom left two buttons down (change units, change display) and pin the reset button in the back. It should turn on when you start rowing with decent Alkaline batteries in it. yes you can run a decent USB cellphone charger and a printer USB cable into ...
by Carl Watts
September 5th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Broken part on flywheel

Bought it used. Nice rower. Vibrates a lot. :x Err yeah thats because they use those clip on weights that all look the same to balance the flywheel, however if you look carefully they can be made out of different thicknesses of materials and hence have different weights. They are only like 1 gram o...
by Carl Watts
September 5th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Broken part on flywheel

They are the flywheel balancing weights.

Search the forum I did a write up a while ago telling everyone to mark the position and label them because if they ever come off your stuffed.
by Carl Watts
September 4th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing and Cycling Watts
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Rowing and Cycling Watts

Very difficult to get a direct comparison, the motion is totally different. The problem has already been covered by those wanting to use the Zwift cycling software using a Concept 2 rower instead of a bike. It looks to me that the Watts at about 200W, which is about 30km/hr on a road bike on a flat ...
by Carl Watts
September 3rd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: PM5 Hard Fault
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: PM5 Hard Fault

It needs to be a hidden menu so your typical gym member cannot find it and fiddle with it. For example have you tried changing the language, pressed the menu back a few times and then tried how to find out how to get it back to English ? Hours of entertainment. :lol: Actually I quickly gave up on it...
by Carl Watts
September 2nd, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: PM5 Issue

Jump on the concept 2 website and update the firmware to the latest version then factory reset it again, you should be fine from then on. https://www.concept2.com/service/monitors/pm5/firmware Just about every monitor I service is still on the factory firmware it was released on and countless bugs h...
by Carl Watts
August 31st, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off

Wahoo tickR off amazon. Paid only £35 brand new for mine including delivery. Ultra reliable, and the strap works spot on and stays where it should. The brand new Garmin from E-Bay was only £12 at the time and I bought 2 of them from different sellers but I notice the price has increased slightly pr...
by Carl Watts
August 31st, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: PM5 Issue

Are you sure you tried a set of new Alkaline batteries, not just some you had lying about ?

Did you try a full factory reset ?

I presume your getting nothing on the display at all, if its just your not registering your rowing it could be something else.
by Carl Watts
August 31st, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pause at the end of the pull
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Pause at the end of the pull

19-20spm shouldn't feel like a pause at the end of the drive, but certainly 17-18spm begins to feel like one and 15-16spm is a definite stop at the end.
by Carl Watts
August 30th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off

If you have a PM4 or a PM5 get a Garmin HRM1G. They are as cheap as chips on E-Bay sent from China where they are made.
by Carl Watts
August 30th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: What should I look for buying a second hand C2 Rower?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: What should I look for buying a second hand C2 Rower?

You need to be careful buying second hand because even though mechanically they go for a very long time with minimal maintenance, the monitor could be stuffed or not last due to battery leakage. The prices used are generally very high and if the monitor dies after a short time, the cost of a new mon...