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Kayak erg for sale (Read 7107 times)
10/18/14 at 10:27:39

Manitou Paddler   Offline
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Here is your chance to not only get in shape over winter....but work on stability skills

For sale is a Nordic track conversion home made erg.....works great.....but as a bonus, the bottom of the supports are rounded (see pick below)...so she will act like a tippy surfski If you want her to....or just jam a bit of folded cardboard in each side and it is stable

$250

I live in Columbia missouri

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Reply #1 - 10/18/14 at 10:29:47

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Pic if rounded base.....acts like a high performance race boat while you work up a sweat.....will for sure help you work on balance skills
 

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Reply #2 - 10/18/14 at 10:30:57

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Reply #3 - 10/19/14 at 18:46:33

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Hey Brian, I sent a PM, am interested in the erg.
 

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Reply #4 - 10/20/14 at 09:28:02

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Got a question about adjusting the erg:

The stroke tension is fully adjustable and the foot brace can be remounted further back or one can even move the seat forward.....we can even do all that before you take it home...I can also flip the base supports to stop any rocker and allow the user to have just a solid, stable platform full time....let me know if interested

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Reply #5 - 10/20/14 at 12:21:15

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May have a buyer in the works for this home brew erg

I could build another if some one is interested.....I happen to know where I can get another Nordic
Track to gut...... Smiley

Bryan
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Reply #6 - 11/02/14 at 17:51:04

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sold the home brew erg.....but would build another if someone is interested in one.

Let me know.

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Reply #7 - 11/02/14 at 21:11:11

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Thanks Bryan!  The Erg is set up in my basement and has already seen some activity.  It fits both of us perfectly and we are looking forward to adding it to our winter training.

I figure if I squint just right with a Rivermiles video playing, I might actually think I'm on the river ! 
 

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Reply #8 - 11/03/14 at 10:07:32

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Cool...was good to meet you and I will be rooting for you next year in the 340.

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Reply #9 - 11/03/14 at 12:50:41

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See pics above

Franken erg......perfect to become a frankenpaddler

$250 and no extra charge for the fresh cut 2 by 4 smell.

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Reply #10 - 11/10/14 at 16:15:11

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Would love to have one of these at home this winter but would have to work out shipping.  I may holler at you if I hear of anyone making the drive.
 
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Reply #11 - 11/10/14 at 20:14:32

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Hey Bryan- sending u a pm.
 
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Reply #12 - 12/03/14 at 19:26:35

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There are two Nordic tracks for sale at the local goodwill in Columbia.....for $15 each

If you are even a bit handy....a Nordic track pulley system and a roller blade to take wheels off (for rope guides....also at good will for little cost)....some two by fours and deck screws .....you can make one if these....and they work quite well

The only part not obvious from my pics....is that the rope travels back to a bungie cord and a single pulley under the paddlers seat area......the rope basically forms a big W with the ends on the closet dowel and the middle peak passing thru the pulley/ bungie under the seat.....you adjust system by shortening or lengthening the bungie to control rope uptake with each stroke and tension the webbing loop over the main flywheel to increase pull resistance

Do it!!!!   Smiley

Redneck paddlers unite !!!! Cheesy

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Reply #13 - 12/28/14 at 06:15:48

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So just the basic Nordic track pro  like this is needed for the build?

http://orlando.craigslist.org/clt/4798411893.html

 

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Reply #14 - 12/28/14 at 14:08:55

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Yep....basically chop out the pulley (flywheel) section and get some two by fours.....look at the pics I posted for the concept Cool
 

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