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by johnlvs2run
May 15th, 2024, 8:19 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

Tsnor, then you again for your helpful suggestions. I took the chain off the idler pulley, and the pulley spun around freely, no problem at all. Thus I've not been able to identify any extra source of resistance, nor the source of the clicking. Perhaps the rowing machines are just not suitable for m...
by johnlvs2run
May 11th, 2024, 6:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

I measured the shock cord half way through the stroke distance with a kit-chen scale just now.
The result was about 6 pounds of force, which compares to about 2 pounds of force for previous results reported on here.
by johnlvs2run
May 8th, 2024, 6:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

I finally took the erg apart again and looked inside the housing this morning. The axle looks quite clean and shows no evidence of corrosion, so I presume it is fine. It was hard to tell, but the shock cords both appear to be moving as they should. The shock cord on the left front / upside down is s...
by johnlvs2run
May 8th, 2024, 5:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar
Replies: 53
Views: 8535

Re: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar

Faced with the deficiencies of the C2 stock handle we both independently came up with the same solution, unaware of the other's work. It's kind of like when Isaac Newton in England, and Gottfried Leibniz in Germany, independently developed the calculus in the 17th century, don't you think? Necessit...
by johnlvs2run
May 8th, 2024, 9:45 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: My splits are higher than they should be
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: My splits are higher than they should be

doggsaregood wrote:
May 7th, 2024, 7:37 pm
I think the issue is in the chain area because it doesn’t feel that smooth when i pull.
The 2015 model D that I got last August also has greater resistance (and noise) than normal,
that's coming from the sprockets and chain. The sprockets especially are quite loud on the drive.
by johnlvs2run
May 4th, 2024, 12:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar
Replies: 53
Views: 8535

Re: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar

Slidewinder, thanks for your comments on my handle design. Here's the handle development thread , along with a photo below of a previous rendition. I've not located the nylon rope, so am planning to get a longer one, since there's plenty of space to the cage. Another big advantage of this design (on...
by johnlvs2run
May 3rd, 2024, 11:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

Look at any of the youtube videos for replacing chain on model D. They will show splitting the unit and then removing/installing this cover. Follow those steps to see what your chain is hitting. If its not your plastic cover hitting the chain then it will be something that fell inside the chain pat...
by johnlvs2run
May 3rd, 2024, 10:12 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

jamesg wrote:
May 3rd, 2024, 12:49 am
Have you checked the one-way bearing? To make that noise it would have to be completely dry
Thank you for that suggestion. I will check the bearing asap and hope it hasn't been damaged.
by johnlvs2run
May 2nd, 2024, 9:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Model D - too much resistance?

The machine is clean and well taken care of.

The drag factor range is 80 to 220 and I'm using 130 (position #5).

This range compares well to the rowing machines that I've used in the past.
by johnlvs2run
May 2nd, 2024, 7:09 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D - too much resistance?
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Model D - too much resistance?

I got a slightly used 2015 Model D last August, used it for a few months, then gave up and was planning to sell it but have been giving it another chance this past month. The issue is that it seems to have too much resistance, & slower paces, compared to my previous use of model BCD rowing machines,...
by johnlvs2run
April 23rd, 2024, 11:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar
Replies: 53
Views: 8535

Re: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar

As far as foot spread and angle, I think that (for me), even if I didn't have a big belly, it makes more anatomical/mechanical sense to have the feet more toward shoulder width, or at least pelvis width apart, with a little foot outward splay. (look at the dead-lift lifting form, feet spread to pel...
by johnlvs2run
April 21st, 2024, 6:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar
Replies: 53
Views: 8535

Re: Vertical Hands Rowing Bar

SoonerCed wrote:
April 20th, 2024, 1:24 pm
Outstanding! I'm looking to do this as well. Any tips on designing the footplate?
I agree. That is nice.

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by johnlvs2run
January 5th, 2024, 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lactate Threshold Training
Replies: 14
Views: 22236

Re: Lactate Threshold Training

alex9026 wrote:
January 5th, 2024, 2:41 pm
not even Mo Farah would've entertained the idea of a 1500m (happy to be proven wrong).
Mo Farah ran 3:28.81 in one of his few 1500m races.
by johnlvs2run
January 2nd, 2024, 10:56 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Ergdata recovery meters
Replies: 0
Views: 15663

Ergdata recovery meters

Ergdata does record recovery meters in the logbook. The recovery meters don't show up in the left hand column, but they do show up when clicking on "active" in the right hand column, and they are included in the overall total meters. If anyone is adding recovery meters again manually, they are mista...
by johnlvs2run
December 28th, 2023, 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Duracell D size batteries are no longer any good.
Replies: 27
Views: 43278

Re: Duracell D size batteries are no longer any good.

I've been using Rayovac. That's what the originals were. They lasted a long time and had a lower price than the others. They were less than $4 for 4 of them a few years ago at Walmart, and now they are $7 for 4 of them. I wonder if checking the compartment every month or so would be helpful to make ...