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by Ergmeister
December 8th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Clicking noise on model C.
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Clicking noise on model C.

GreenStratMan: I would suggest that you tighten all the fasteners; legs, fan housing, seat bolts, etc. All the fasteners that are reachable from the outside. It's a bit of a chase to find the culprit but parts that are not fully tightened can click with rub contact. When you connect the rail to the ...
by Ergmeister
December 3rd, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Inconsistent Tension? Chain Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Inconsistent Tension? Chain Issue?

Is the chain rusty? C2 went to nickel plated chains about 6-7 years ago and they are superior to the original chains for rust resistance. Following the suggestion from Omrax, you pull the chain all the way out and then stick a wire coathanger through the chain at the slot to hold it, or, use vise gr...
by Ergmeister
December 2nd, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Is it time for a new shock cord?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Is it time for a new shock cord?

I've found the best indication of a bungee needing replacement is chain slapping on the recovery when you are at 34+ strokes/minute. This assumes that your hands are smooth and not "rowing over a barrel" - which means your hands are sliding back and forth on an even plane on drive and recovery. Many...
by Ergmeister
November 29th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Slip? Advice Please!
Replies: 30
Views: 3089

Re: Chain Slip? Advice Please!

...I gave it plenty of lubricant all round and I’m hoping it was something as simple as the cold temperature and needing an oil! But, if it happens again I’ll have to think again! ...I gave it a quick spin this evening without slides just down to 1:10 pace for a couple of hundred metres and everyth...
by Ergmeister
November 27th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Slip? Advice Please!
Replies: 30
Views: 3089

Re: Chain Slip? Advice Please!

Carl Watts is spot on; its likely the one-way bearing a/k/a clutch bearing that is in flywheel center. They can become fouled with lint over time, but more likely since that appears to be a fairly new rower, the bearing itself is not engaging on the drive. It could be oil and it could also be a slig...
by Ergmeister
November 14th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model E Rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Model E Rebuild

Steve, the Model E is mechanically identical to Model D. Use over time causes the cap bolts that fasten the legs to the body and "foot" to loosen and if not routinely tightened up once per year, they will back out to become loose to the point that they allow the rower to swim around a bit. I've had ...
by Ergmeister
May 16th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used model D, any advice appreciated
Replies: 23
Views: 3430

Re: Used model D, any advice appreciated

Its unfortunate that opportunists are gouging the market on used Ergs because of demand. I've seen insane numbers for Ergs on CL, eBay, and Facebook marketplace. I saw a Model B with PMII offered for $1300. That's twice what it sold for new nearly 30 years ago! I do believe that the demand for home ...
by Ergmeister
March 20th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint

@Cyclist2 - Yes I noticed that as well last night but haven't gone digging for the allen wrenches or torx to see what I can do with it. I will continue to report here on my progress. I've not been Erging and I joined the Narragansett Boat Club new online Erg group this morning and pulled an hour of ...
by Ergmeister
March 19th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint

I promised to provide an update on my tests with the Shimano system and I have just, today, managed to install the setup on my C2 Model D. I too have a fused right ankle but from arthrtis and multiple breaks - not surgically fused. Same difference as I am locked just shy of 90 degrees. The Shimano R...
by Ergmeister
February 24th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Seat Rollers
Replies: 11
Views: 2772

Re: Concept 2 Seat Rollers

When I refurbish C2 rowers, I use Simichrome polish and a random orbital sander with foam pad to bring the stainless rail topper back to nearly new condition. I've had great results with that product for cleaning the stainless steel i-beam rail topper and freeing it of black gunk. It is normal to ha...
by Ergmeister
February 24th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Wanted Concept 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Re: Wanted Concept 2

Craig's List is your best bet and you need to check it at least a couple of times a day. When a C2 Model D rower come on CL below $700, they tend to go very quickly. Like the same day its listed or if priced too low, within hours. Run the search terms "rower, rowing, rowing machine" all as separate ...
by Ergmeister
February 24th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Movable/Pivoting Footplate - Modification, Ankle Joint

This thread caught my attention too as I have a fused right ankle that has profoundly limited my Erg and rowing work. I am going to "borrow" the Shimano system that they use for Erg demos when they take them to demonstrate their rowing system. I will take photos and give a full report, but I am very...
by Ergmeister
February 21st, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Slack in chain at beginning of drive
Replies: 13
Views: 2559

Re: Slack in chain at beginning of drive

You shouldn't have any "slack" in the chain with zero resistance as the clutch engages the instant you start the drive. In my experience, when clutch bearings fail they are usually fouled with lint and dust and they will make a clicking noise and you can feel the loss of contact continuously in the ...
by Ergmeister
February 21st, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Noise identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Noise identification

TH-10, thanks for your comments on my help pages. One last thing to try: Pull the chain all the way out, and then stick a small screwdriver, ice pick, or clothes hanger through the chain at the opening to prevent it from retracting. Now take your index finger and start at the opening and lift the sl...
by Ergmeister
February 20th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Noise identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Noise identification

TH-C2: That is a metal on metal "creaking" sound and could be the chain, but I doubt it, The sprocket photos in your google pics show a sprocket with very little wear and the quiet rings intact so that's likely not it at all. The sound file is good, but it would help to know where you held the micro...