Model A Maintenance

Daily

Wipe the monorail with a cloth or non-abrasive scouring pad after use. You can use soap and water or any glass cleaner. Do not use mineral acids, bleach, or coarse abrasives.

Every 50 Hours of Use
Weekly for Institutional Users

Clean and lubricate the chain with a teaspoon of chain oil provided by Concept2 (or substitute purified mineral oil, 3-in-1 oil, or 20W motor oil). Apply oil to a paper towel, and rub the paper towel along entire length of chain. Wipe off the excess. Repeat if needed.

Skewer Return Mechanism Information

Some Model A Ergometers came with a "skewer return mechanism" inside the monorail. All Model A machines with serial #84-8 to 85-66, or with serial #Nov. 4, 1985 and after have an improved return mechanism assembly already which is far easier to install than previous systems. This assembly is retrofittable to all Concept2 Model A Rowing Ergometers. No modifications are required to use the skewer in Model As with serial #83-13 and higher (these machines are easily identified by the black arms and feet, not chrome plated). For older machines, serial #83-12 and lower or no serial number at all, a modified leg bolt set is available at the cost of $1.40 (Part Number 343).

Speedometer/Monitor Information

Concept2 no longer sells parts for the speedometer; however, it is possible to retrofit a Performance Monitor to the Model A Ergometer. Learn More About Retrofits