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Old 02-02-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
Richard Paul Ham-Williams
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I know it may sound like a silly no brainer but if you really had to find another rower due to the cost of the C2 for a period of say 6-12 months, which one would be the next best?

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Old 02-02-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Richard,

I've never used a C2 myself but I found a Schwinn Windrigger on eBay for $325. I used it for a few months before selling it on Craigslist for $500. It seemed to be a high-quality rowing machine with a smooth rowing action and digital readout. If anyone else has used both rowers maybe they could give a good comparison.
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:09 AM   #3
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Cheers Don for the feedback - now go get on a C2 and let me know which is better :-)
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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or rather, what the pros and cons of each are!
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:13 AM   #5
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right....or you could just get a C2 and be done with it.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:44 AM   #6
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Thing is I dont seem to see any over in the uk for anything less than £600 so far - thats a lot to justify spending when I could potentially get a cheaper one for starting out with for the first year.

A lot of people here seem to have picked them up for as little as $50 - $350 which as you know is a whole lot cheaper than I found them for here - hence I ask about the next best thing:-)
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:17 AM   #7
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Dont want to rub salt into your wounds Richard...but I got a C2 model C for £100 and just picked up a broken one for £40. So far, it looks like another £100 and it will be up and running

Sometimes it isnt what you know...but who you know!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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Richard, I may be a little of a rower snob but really there is no substitute in my experience. I too am going without till I can get my hands on one.

If it will be a little while before you can afford a C2 I would recommend getting one of those Schwinne Airdyne things (bike with hand cranks as well). Normally pick em up fairly cheap and the experience is almost as nauseating as a C2 without imparting bad movement patterns which a lot of cheap rowers will do.

That said, Davie is proof positive that there are people out there that just do not appreciate the value of a C2 - keep your eyes open.

Cheers, kempie

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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Dam Davie thats good going - where on earth did you find them?!?!

Cheers Kempie, I will have a look at the Schwinne Airdyne and see what gives

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:39 AM   #10
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Because I used to manage a "Normal" gym I have a few contacts with people in the business and they give me a shout when they here of any C2 rowers for sale.

Also means that they phone me up asking if I want things like adductor/abductor machines and bicep curl machines!
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