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Where you keep your erg..

Post by ukaserex » June 29th, 2020, 5:45 pm

I live in the Gulf Coast area, in the US. As some of you may be aware, it gets rather humid, tends to stay that way, even in Winter.

Today was no exception. I've had my rower for about 21 months now. I use my rower, for the most part, every day, although I may have missed a total of 5 days in the past 21 months due to travel. After each workout, I use glass cleaner on the slide and wipe it down. But - what I'm seeing on the rear foot/stand (not sure what you'd call it - the part that the rear of the rower rests on.) is some rust. I immediately squirted some WD-40 on it..and it's very small - I'm not worried about it rusting through, but if there's a little now, I'm wondering how I can minimize this.

Further, now I'm wondering why C2 didn't use rust-proof paint. My mind is blown. It doesn't look like my rower is going to last 20 years in my garage - which has a door, and it doesn't get rained on; I suspect there's just too much humidity.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to minimize this rust development? I can't bring the rower in my house, I just don't have the room for it.
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by Ombrax » June 29th, 2020, 6:01 pm

In my "living room" (right next to the Dyno).

One of the benefits of being single, and not having to entertain guests - I get to put stuff wherever I like.

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Post by mict450 » June 29th, 2020, 7:17 pm

California is very dry, so less of a chance for rusting. Would keeping an appliance that removes the humidity in your garage help with the rusting? Just a thought...
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by Citroen » June 29th, 2020, 8:36 pm

mict450 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:17 pm
California is very dry, so less of a chance for rusting. Would keeping an appliance that removes the humidity in your garage help with the rusting? Just a thought...
Note: the word I wanted to use was deleted as spam. Strange..... Don't understand why....
I thought you meant kitchen. We used to get a lot of kitchen spam on here (and the old filter has never been removed). We're currently getting lots of bedroom spam. The mind boggles why they think they'd get that junk on here. I didn't think de-humidifier was on any blocked words list (it is).

Quote my post and you'll see my trick to avoid word filtering.

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Post by mict450 » June 29th, 2020, 10:11 pm

Thanks Dougie. Now I just have to train my rapidly diminishing cerebral neurons to remember this slick trick.
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by mict450 » June 30th, 2020, 3:08 am

Ombrax wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 6:01 pm

One of the benefits of being single, and not having to entertain guests - I get to put stuff wherever I like.
You lucky guy, you!! Whenever I want to do or buy or put stuff, I always have to clear it with the "higher authority".
I console myself by repeating this spiel, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. If Daddy ain't happy, nobody cares!" :cry:
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Post by johnlvs2run » June 30th, 2020, 10:19 am

WD40 encourages rust. I would clean off the WD40, saturate the area with oil, then clean it again.
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by Ombrax » June 30th, 2020, 4:20 pm

johnlvs2run wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 10:19 am
WD40 encourages rust. I would clean off the WD40, saturate the area with oil, then clean it again.
Are you 100% sure about this?

I've had good luck with it.

A quick search online finds this:

"WD-40® Multi-Use Product protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture and lubricates almost anything. It even removes grease, grime and more from most surfaces."

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Post by johnlvs2run » June 30th, 2020, 5:24 pm

WD40 works temporarily and then dissipates, attracting dust, dirt, and eventually causing rust.
Here's a good video about WD40 and bearings. WD40 removes lubricants, and it is not a good lubricant.
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by Ombrax » June 30th, 2020, 9:05 pm

I don't use it on bearings. But I do use it to clean surfaces, and it does seem to provide some protection from corrosion.

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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by mict450 » July 1st, 2020, 2:06 am

ukaserex wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Anyone have any suggestions on how to minimize this rust development? I can't bring the rower in my house, I just don't have the room for it.

Our house is quite small, one bedroom, 2 bath, about 1400 sq ft. I keep mine disassembled, which makes for a rather tidy package against a wall. Even "She Who Must Be Obeyed" doesn't mind. I'm sure she would raise heck if I kept it assembled in the middle of the sunroom.
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Re: Where you keep your erg..

Post by Ripples » July 1st, 2020, 9:42 pm

Boeshield T-9. https://boeshield.com/ It's very, very good.

West Marine carries it, if you have one nearby. Or any other marine store.

As to where I keep my erg, in two pieces in my dining area. It's kind of the elephant in the room, which is a good thing.

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Post by johnlvs2run » July 1st, 2020, 10:45 pm

73 5'8 155
age 70+ world record pace per weight percentages
skierg: 100m 87.4 / 500m 86.2 / 1k 85.9 / 2k 89.4 / 5k 89.0 / 30' 89.6 / 10k 92.2 / 60' 92.0 / 21k 93.6
bikeerg: 1k 83.5 / 4k 85.2 / 30' 89.1 / 60' 89.2 / 40k 85.6 . . . my training log
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