Protecting rower from sun

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Telorast
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Protecting rower from sun

Post by Telorast » February 14th, 2024, 3:07 pm

Will an indoor rower get sun damage through a window? Does it need to be covered? My rower is inside beside a large window & gets full sun in the afternoon. The apartment is too small to put it anywhere else. It's still winter, but the seat & handle get hot in the afternoon.
If window sun is a problem, what kind of cover do you recommend?

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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Dangerscouse » February 14th, 2024, 4:10 pm

I really doubt it's an issue. Ergs and cockroaches will be the only survivors of a nuclear war.
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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Carl Watts » February 14th, 2024, 6:21 pm

If its the grey version then YES.

The UV will discolour the plastic fan housing over time. The black C2 rower is better in this regard.

Just pull the window blind or get a block out roller blind.
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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Ombrax » February 14th, 2024, 8:40 pm

I'd also be concerned about using it in the summer, with the sun beating down on you.

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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Telorast » February 14th, 2024, 11:48 pm

Carl Watts wrote:
February 14th, 2024, 6:21 pm
If its the grey version then YES.

The UV will discolour the plastic fan housing over time. The black C2 rower is better in this regard.

Just pull the window blind or get a block out roller blind.
Thanks... mine is black, but good to know.

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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Telorast » February 14th, 2024, 11:52 pm

On the plus side, the bottom of the window is even with the rower seat. I can look out of the window while rowing

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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by Cyclist2 » February 15th, 2024, 5:53 pm

Get an old beach towel to throw over it.
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Re: Protecting rower from sun

Post by mict450 » February 15th, 2024, 7:01 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
February 14th, 2024, 4:10 pm
I really doubt it's an issue. Ergs and cockroaches will be the only survivors of a nuclear war.
:lol: :lol:
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