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by Ombrax
January 25th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: flywheels do not run perfectly true
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: flywheels do not run perfectly true

I agree with Carl regarding the behaviour of the unit at speed - if it feels smooth and there isn't any significant vibration I wouldn't worry about it being slightly out of true. This isn't like a bicycle wheel with rim brakes, where you could have pad rub or some other related issue.
by Ombrax
January 20th, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Concept 2 Seat Rollers
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Concept 2 Seat Rollers

Are the "marks" purely cosmetic, or is the rail physically damaged such that you can feel it with your fingers or nails? This is what C2 says about rail maintenance: "Wipe the monorail with a cloth or non-abrasive scouring pad after use. You can use soap and water or any glass cleaner. Do not use mi...
by Ombrax
January 19th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DAMPER SETTING
Replies: 34
Views: 7017

Re: DAMPER SETTING

When I was in college the dorm had a central vacuum system with outlets on the wall close to the floor and spring-loaded doors to keep them all shut. Sometimes to fool around we would take a roll of TP, start at an outlet, roll the TP down the hall, and have a 20' streamer. Someone would then hit th...
by Ombrax
January 19th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DAMPER SETTING
Replies: 34
Views: 7017

Re: DAMPER SETTING

How do you convert drag to the 1-10 settings? It actually works the other way around: the PM converts the damper lever position (and how it affects the drag on the flywheel, which is the important thing and what it really measures) into a Drag Factor. 1) Decide what DF you want. 2) If the DF you de...
by Ombrax
January 17th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing The Atlantic
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Rowing The Atlantic

So let's see: 35 days, nine hours, and nine minutes, and 3,000 miles [ ( 35 x 24 + 9 ) x 60 + 9 ] = 50949 minutes 3000 miles = 4,828,000 meters 500 m x ( 50948 / 4828000 ) = 5.276 min / 500 m Or a pace of 5:16.6 min / 500 m Wimps !!! Just kidding of course. That's one heck of an achievement. I heard...
by Ombrax
January 17th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 60 000 m a week is killing me
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: 60 000 m a week is killing me

Which advantage will a higher sole give you? I can't see how it can make the stroke longer. Correct - it changes your static position on the rail by shifting you back a bit, but not the net extended - contracted position. Otherwise, I'd get a pair of these and set new records at every distance! htt...
by Ombrax
January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: [newbie] Second-handed Model D - What to look for?
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: [newbie] Second-handed Model D - What to look for?

Mark, C2 ergs do tend to hold their value very well, and bargain-basement models for sale are typically snapped up very quickly, so as was suggested above, in your case it may well be simpler to just buy a new one. (if you are looking for a great piece of exercise equipment, then you will absolutely...
by Ombrax
January 16th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Non-concept2 rowing noon needs help

Get yourself along to a nearby gym that has a C2 rower and see what you can do on that. I agree that this is a good idea. It's well established (and I'm not just saying this because I have and use a C2 erg) that C2 machines give you an accurate measure of how hard you're working. Try the one at a l...
by Ombrax
January 16th, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 60 000 m a week is killing me
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: 60 000 m a week is killing me

jackarabit wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Minimalist shoes are crap imo. Zero drop up to 4° drop is desirable. You can get that in a cheap UnderArmor with enuf stiffness in the soles to avoid cracking a metatarsal or detaching a plantar fascia.
YMMV ;)
by Ombrax
January 15th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 60 000 m a week is killing me
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: 60 000 m a week is killing me

Regarding minimalist shoes, I've been using FiveFingers KSO's for years for indoor rowing and general gym workouts, and really like them. The only down side it that it takes a few seconds to put them on, but other than that, they're great.

https://us.vibram.com/shop/fivefingers/
by Ombrax
January 15th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model A needs a new home
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Model A needs a new home

Robin,

If I were you I'd check with a local youth rowing club (there must be at least one up there) and see if they can help you find a youngster who would best appreciate having and use the erg.

Good Luck
by Ombrax
January 13th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New Rower 10k time and weight
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: New Rower 10k time and weight

Welcome to the forum. Congratulations - you're off to a very good start. The C2 web site has lots of great information for those new to rowing. In your case, check these out: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/rowing-for-specific-goals/weight-loss https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/...
by Ombrax
January 11th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 60 000 m a week is killing me
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: 60 000 m a week is killing me

"How many meters a week do you guys row?" A lot less than 60k / week. For me rowing is just part of my workout routine, that's focused on cardio plus some moderate strength and core exercises using weights and kettlebells. The whole point of the workouts is to promote overall fitness, and if I thoug...
by Ombrax
January 11th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Glue for grips on wood handle?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Glue for grips on wood handle?

Just to be the contrarian here, in my experience I haven't found that much difference between the wood and the plastic handles in terms of comfort. If the wood works for you, I'd keep using it. YMMV Aside: I have found that the rubber of the plastic handle tends to be more slippery when sweaty compa...
by Ombrax
January 11th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GB Olympic Training in Spain for 2020 Tokyo
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: GB Olympic Training in Spain for 2020 Tokyo

I suspect i could manage the 8000+ calories a day if I really put my mind to it! :roll: Still, that's quite of a bit of pizza and beer - you might be able to do it for a few days, but the true talent is being able to handle that sort of tough training regime day in, day out over the long term. The ...