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Jason Steele 02-16-2007 11:00 AM

Okay, I've had some major equipment envy (gym equipment, keep your mind out of the gutter). At my wife's "advise" I've narrowed my list down to two things for the ol' home gym. One: GHD, Two: C2 rower. I've got some plans for a homemade GHD, so I will wait on that one. I have spent the last month or so pricing/ stalking C2's on the net (model B and up). Seeing as how I live in BFE (just down the road from Arden) I can't locate any here or the surrounding areas (Richmond, Charlotte, Raleigh, etc) using Ebay, Craigslist or good ol' Google. What I need are some suggestions for getting one at a decent price (i.e. as cheap as possible). Short of selling a kidney or my kids, does anyone have some ideas?

Will Nuse 02-16-2007 03:38 PM

I'm in the same boat. I thought I had two leads for C2 but both of them fizzled on me. Maybe one of the folks with a ton of stuff will sell us a hand-me-down C2... :lol:

I think this may be the next piece of gear I get because the base gym has gone from two C2s to one because they didn't know they could replace the top rail surface; the "broken" rower is already in San Antonio so I can't help them fix it; they don't have the money to buy another; and there tends to be someone using it when I want to at the gym.

I've tried putting up a wanted ad on Craigslist (no responses so far), and I think I'm either going to suck it up and get one on eBay or call around to the gyms in town and see if they have any old ones they were planning on replacing anyway.

Jason Steele 02-16-2007 06:21 PM

Yeah, I tried the gym idea as well, I might as well have gone in there speaking Swahili (rower? We got ellipticals!). Man I would take a box of C2 parts and build one if I could get them!

Bruce Kocher 02-17-2007 03:01 PM

Row 2k classifieds have a bunch of machines for sale. I didn't look at every ad but there looked like some decent deals. I have no association with any of the sellers and cannot speak to their integrity. Row 2k is one of the main web sites for the US rowing community (WFS). [url=][/url]

Jason Steele 02-17-2007 04:12 PM

Thanks for the site Bruce, you are a gentleman and a scholar!

Bill Russell 02-17-2007 04:20 PM

Great link Bruce. I'll buy the first C or D I find in the northeast Ohio area.


Dan Ensing 02-17-2007 05:18 PM


I'd be interested in your plans for the GHD. Did you order them or engineer it on your own? Just curious as this is the last piece I want to ad to my home gym. Thanks!


Keith Wittenstein 02-17-2007 07:11 PM

Thanks for the link Bruce! Awesome. I had just learned that CRASH B was next weekend and was thinking about going but I might be able to find some cheaper options.

Jay Cohen 02-18-2007 04:29 AM

Many times after a Crash, they sell some of the C2's as they order in extra. You can also pre order if the race organizers are offering that option. Pittsburgh just had their Crash, I was able to order a new C2 PM3 for 800. Saved 50 of base price and 40 for freight, as it's normally 890 ish delivered. Only catch, they get to use the C2 for the Crash, you pick it up afterwards, so it is used, but just for the day. Mine didn't have a scratch and it is OOOOO so sweet, hence that is why it's sitting in my living room and not basement.


Matt Thacker 02-18-2007 07:01 AM


Keep searching. I picked one up last week on Craigslist Raleigh for $60. You just have to monitor the list and be responsive. C2's usually stay on Craiglist for hours before they are sold, .

Happy Hunting,


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