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Old 05-24-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
Joseph Hart
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I found a used C2 for $100. It is old with the wire frame over the flywheel. What should I look for when checking it over. Granted $100 is great, but I don't want to buy junk.

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Old 05-24-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Joseph my first C2 was a model C I picked up for $90 Canadian. (The guy didn't know what it was)

It needed a new PM2 (Monitor) and a chain. It cost me in total $200 for some new parts and I now essentially have a brand new rower. At least it rows like new. The cool things with the C2 is that you can get replacement parts for all of the models down to Model A. And you can fix one up for next to nothing and they are super simple, will last forever. The most you will ever spend on parts is about $300, and if you pay $100 for the rower in the first place thats half price for what ends up being a brand new rower!

- Look at the monitor (the rev counter on the model A) check for damage.
- The chain and sprocket (smooth quiet action)
- The seat rollers (bumpy action/wobbly)
- The shock cord (how fast and smooth the chain retracts)
- The flywheel (should never be damaged, its heavy duty)
- The handle (splintered/cracked)

All of those parts can be replaced fairly cheap and is worth the money if you buy a used one. Maintainance is easy and if you keep it up the chances of you needing replacement parts in the next 5 years are slim. I say go for it. I would!
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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Ditto that. I did the same thing with an older C model. Found it on craigslist and picked it up for $125. invested about $225 in parts(including a monitor) and essentially have a model D rower for $350. And the people at Concept II are very friendly and even sent me a video. Parts are very cheap. This is one piece of equipment that is worth buying cheap and fixing up if possible.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:16 PM   #4
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I paid $100 for it and had to get batteries. I was and still am giddy about it. It works great. The rail is hardly marred and the paint looks new. I am a happy camper.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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Good stuff Joseph I'm glad it it worked out well for you.
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