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by Ergmeister
November 14th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model E Rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 307

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: 2620

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: 2375

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: 2375

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: 2383

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: 1924

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: 2375

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: 2114

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: 1515

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: 1515

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...
by Ergmeister
February 15th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: HELP Drag Factor way too low
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: HELP Drag Factor way too low

Pete1863 - The stroke rate and drag factor are unrelated. As the flywheel and cage become loaded with lint and dust, the drag factor at any setting will drop. When you clean everything properly, you should have a drag factor of about 220 +/- at damper 10 and about 80 something at damper zero. What w...
by Ergmeister
May 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Rollers: Best Investment Ever!
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

Re: New Rollers: Best Investment Ever!

The new seat rollers are nearly 50% of the contact area of the previous style and clearly help a lot for smooth riding and less prone to build up. I would agree that the seat roller bearings are not the quality of a swiss watch...or swiss bearing for that matter. I just shot this image of the new (l...
by Ergmeister
April 22nd, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain vibration in model D with new parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Chain vibration in model D with new parts

Allan - while the oil is generally helpful, the chain itself might have an issue which I've also seen. The new nickel plated chains are good, but I've had some come through that were tighter than expected. It may be the chain too but the only to know on that is to change it. I would be careful about...
by Ergmeister
April 21st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain vibration in model D with new parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Chain vibration in model D with new parts

I've run into this on a new (4 months old) C2 recently. It could be either the chain or sprocket. Do you feel a "clickity" sort of uneveness on the drive and recovery equally? If on recovery only, its likely the chain, and if both drive and recovery it's probably the sprocket. The new "quiet" sprock...
by Ergmeister
April 21st, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dirt on rollers
Replies: 67
Views: 21464

Re: Dirt on rollers

Like any machine, Concept2 rowers require user maintenance. The more you maintain it the better the machine will perform and the seat rollers are a good example. I advocate cleaning the rail top and rollers every time you use the rower. An easy way to do this is using any normal surface cleaner (Win...