Rower Mount for Computer Monitor

Introduction: Rower Mount for Computer Monitor

About: I'm a big believer in KISS (keep it simple stupid). Utilitarian design appeals to me.

I have a Concept2 model D rower.  I like to use the RowPro http://www.digitalrowing.com/ training software or watch videos while working out.

I did a search and found some designs but I found them to be a bit kludgy, overcomplicated, and/or requiring an expensive mount or arm.  I figured out a simple setup using a cheap VESA mount and one piece of angle iron.

This is pretty easy. The angle iron will bolt to the left side of the chain guide.   Replace the bolts PNs 1201, 1231, and 1266 for some slightly longer ones to accommodate the extra thickness of your angle iron.  Turn the bolts around so that the nuts are on the left. 

Use part 2140 as a template to drill your holes.  Transfer punches are your friend.  Don't use bed frame iron, it's a bastard to drill.

I found a cheap VESA mount on Amazon which worked perfectly.  US http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VKCIJU/ UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/BestDealUK-Universal-Profile-Monitor-Bracket/dp/B0099DDJWK/  This mount allows the monitor to be removed easily.  Mount the wall plate so that the PM doesn't block your view. 

For 20 bucks in parts I think it's a nice clean solution.



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    7 Discussions

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    CindiRay
    CindiRay

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic ingenuity. I'm thinking about doing the same thing myself. Do you notice a vibration when using the machine?

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    walkthewalk
    walkthewalk

    Answer 2 years ago

    Nope, it's pretty solid.

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    nowammy
    nowammy

    4 years ago

    This is an awesome mount. I almost made one for my concept rower and then I saw another mount option from rowfree.com . I went the lazy route and bought that mount, but if I wanted to mount a big monitor instead of just holding my iPad, yours would definietly be the way to go!

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    JoeK97
    JoeK97

    4 years ago

    That looks great! How long did you cut the angle iron? Height looks perfect, would like to duplicate your design.

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    walkthewalk
    walkthewalk

    Reply 4 years ago

    My angle iron is 33". Make sure that the PM doesn't block your view.

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    Raamah
    Raamah

    4 years ago

    What size monitor did you use? Does it wobble a lot when you're rowing? Your monitor mount is the best idea I can find online, looks great :)

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    walkthewalk
    walkthewalk

    Reply 4 years ago

    It's a 17". It doesn't wiggle much at all.