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by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: When is time to renew chain, sprocket wheel and bunjee cords?

Relatively speaking, that rower is new! I posted a thread a while back about shock cord tension and was answered promptly by a C2 expert, see www.c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=189597. My cord tension was a little less but my older model C rower has about 13M meters on it. I did tighten it up a li...
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wrist weights for ergo training?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Wrist weights for ergo training?

Citroen wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 4:25 am
Sell your model D or E and swap it out for a dynamic.
Or spend a lot less and get a set of slides.
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing Form Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Rowing Form Feedback

The basics are there. You could hinge forward more at the hips on the recovery. This might require dropping the footstretchers down one hole. Don't worry about a little heel rise at the catch, that's normal - you are trying too hard to keep your feet flat, which limits your catch position (think abo...
by Cyclist2
June 1st, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Anyone have trouble keeping the rollers and rail clean? ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Anyone have trouble keeping the rollers and rail clean? ...

Does the use of an erg cover correlate with less frequent need to clean the monorail? Or maybe the hassle of taking it off & putting it on cancels out any possible advantages? What about storing your erg vertically? Surely there would be less dust building up on the rail? If you are rowing less tha...
by Cyclist2
May 31st, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wrist weights for ergo training?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Wrist weights for ergo training?

Without going into any sort of rigorous analysis, the only time your hands are supporting any of the oar weight is on the recovery and there you're holding the handle(s) down . At the catch you just let them drop into the water and they float through while you put horizontal force on them. So I don'...
by Cyclist2
May 30th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5979

Re: Row Series VII

Today's effort. Goal was <2:00 pace on both. Four meters short on the second, argggh!

#1 5014m
#2 4996m
by Cyclist2
May 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Heptathlon
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: Heptathlon

From the website: "Note: In order to qualify for the honorboard, you need to do all seven events on the same type of erg. There will be separate honorboards for each erg. You cannot do, for example, four events on the RowErg and three events on the SkiErg." The way I read it, you can't combine the d...
by Cyclist2
May 29th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June Heptathlon Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 2802

Re: June Heptathlon Challenge

The links he posted tell how to set up workouts in the PM5. For event #2, you would set the monitor for "Single Time" (read the links to figure out how to get to that point), set in 1:00, hit the button by the checkmark, then start rowing. The monitor counts down to zero. When it hits zero, it tells...
by Cyclist2
May 29th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to spend my money?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: How to spend my money?

The model D is a little quieter, but you can get a kit to retrofit the C with the quieter components. Mechanically they are about the same, the difference is in the PM5 that recharges when rowing, which the C cannot do, even with a PM5. My thought is that if you want all the latest technology and co...
by Cyclist2
May 29th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Quick Release for Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Quick Release for Handle?

OK, so here's one idea for a jury rig. Get some S hooks at your local hardware store. They come in a variety of sizes, pick the right one. You can bend one side of the S around the U-bolt on the handle (to make it "permanent") and then just slip the other end of the S onto the chain where the curren...
by Cyclist2
May 28th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Quick Release for Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Quick Release for Handle?

Why would you want to do that? I can think of several jury rig solutions, but the question begs an answer.
by Cyclist2
May 26th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: SUB 40MIN 10K TIPS

You don't state your age, weight, etc. that would allow us to gauge how that time stacks up or how much faster you might go. In general, lots of meters, most at low rates like you've been doing. Concentrate on good form, staying relaxed, breathing smoothly. For the actual PB effort, you want a littl...
by Cyclist2
May 26th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training in the evening - bad night due to too much drinking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Training in the evening - bad night due to too much drinking?

Hmmm, all of the responses so far are from younger (than me at 69) guys. It makes no difference when or how hard I row (or bike, or walk, or do nothing), how much I drink, when I drink it, or anything else - I've tried everything. My aging prostate says "wake up now to go to the bathroom". Only thre...
by Cyclist2
May 26th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Knees popping
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Knees popping

My knee "pops" when I walk up stairs. It's called crepitus. It can be benign or a sign of some other condition. There is no pain with mine, either, so I just don't worry about it. It's sort of like cracking your knuckles. If you're concerned about it, check with a doctor, get an x-ray.
by Cyclist2
May 25th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5979

Re: Row Series VII

It just seems that it would be so easy to sandbag this, rowing just enough to keep the flywheel spinning and the monitor alive - for someone who thinks the score is all that’s important. But then your overall (B) score would really suffer. I'm also going to use 10K pacing, with the 2 min break to b...