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by RichBinAZ
December 17th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rotating chain
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Rotating chain

Picture D seems to show the side plate coming off the rivet - or is the rivet itself broken in the middle (hidden).
Using a pair of pliers and light pressure, can you squeeze the side plates together?
Should not be able to do that with light pressure.
by RichBinAZ
November 18th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 multiple users & ergdata
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: PM5 multiple users & ergdata

Glad that worked - just a guess - is it still working?
Sometimes I have to restart my phone to make it recognize the erg - pretty sure it's the phones fault, not the erg
by RichBinAZ
November 18th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Build up of black stuff on rollers
Replies: 20
Views: 1513

Re: Build up of black stuff on rollers

Do you remember - in the old days when computer mice had a ball in the bottom instead of todays laser. When the mouse stopped working, you had to pull out the ball and clean it off and also the crud that had built up on the X & Y wheels. Note: crud can also block the scroll wheel counting ring on th...
by RichBinAZ
October 31st, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Oiling Hook
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Chain Oiling Hook

Love all the different methods :)
by RichBinAZ
October 31st, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C maintenance/chain replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Model C manateraace/chain replacement

Try googling " chain stretch limits " and measure the stretch of the chain over 10 or 20 links. The chain is 1/8" diameter on the rollers and the pitch is 1/4" so using a Vernier caliper between ten links the distance should be 10 x .250 - .125 = 2.375" 1.5% stretch would be 2.410" 3% stretch would ...
by RichBinAZ
October 31st, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat
Replies: 25
Views: 1407

Re: How to stop my machine migrating off the mat

Has the OP tried turning the mat around? It could be that over time the horizontal force applied to the mat has sheared it a bit and perhaps caused a "Carpet like nap" to form, which will tend to help the erg move one way more easily than another. Speaking of forces, there is also a moment couple ca...
by RichBinAZ
October 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 multiple users & ergdata
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: PM5 multiple users & ergdata

I don't know if this makes a difference, but do you all disconnect at the end of each session?
by RichBinAZ
October 22nd, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fan Scroll housing
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Fan Scroll housing

I made another video showing how to layout a segment of the scroll. The initial part of the scroll is fairly straightforward, but the other bits are tricky. Which is the point of this video. So if you need a bunch of cooling to blow away the sweat, here's a fun project for you. https://www.youtube.c...
by RichBinAZ
October 22nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Oiling Hook
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Chain Oiling Hook

Go for it.
I actually find it easier to hook the chain first, then slip it over the end of the rail - opposite of what I show in the video - but either way works.
Our rower is getting close to 200 hours, so it will need doing again.
by RichBinAZ
September 26th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fan Scroll housing
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Fan Scroll housing

Just had a look at the drag factor in the logbook, for the first time, on recent rows and it looks like the scroll drops it by about 10-15 points on average (6%). DF seems to be fairly variable, probably because I have to reset the lever after the wife has rowed & I suspect I never get it to the sam...
by RichBinAZ
September 24th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fan Scroll housing
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Fan Scroll housing

Neat, had not seen the Cbreeze before.
and as for drag factor, my newbiness is showing.
Perhaps drag factor is something that should remain a mystery to me.
by RichBinAZ
September 24th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Chain Oiling Hook
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Chain Oiling Hook

Longer hook is a good idea and so is a bit more bend angle...
I do have it bent more than 90 degrees so it is self hooking. Holding up my adjustable triangle to it, it looks like a 105° bend
by RichBinAZ
September 19th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Suitable oil for the model D
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: Suitable oil for the model D

I was thinking of using motorcycle chain spray as it has MoS2 in it... but nah, it's a bit thick.
If the chain and sprocket wear out "too fast", I'll make the switch, but 3 in 1 is fine for now.
by RichBinAZ
September 18th, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fan Scroll housing
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Fan Scroll housing

Did a row today and the scroll provided enough of a draft that I didn't have to use a separate fan to keep me cool. I may make a little extension to aim it down into the body a bit more. I was rowing at around 125W, pumping it up to the 200W range doesn't seem to increase the airflow that much, rath...
by RichBinAZ
September 17th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fan Scroll housing
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Fan Scroll housing

I suppose the pandemic creates idle hands, so I've been busy again making something that would stop the curtains in my bedroom from swaying around and also hopefully deflect the air at me for cooling. This time I made a scroll housing from compressed paper board (cereal boxes, beer pack boxes) wood ...