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problem with my cable crossover unit

Discussion in 'Gym Equipment' started by HobbesAB, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. HobbesAB

    HobbesAB Well-Known Member

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    I bought this cable cross-over

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    and I am running into a problem:

    The carriage system where you load the plates is rubbing against the pole (or arm) that is goes up and down on. I'm afraid this rubbing is going to cause increased wear and tear that will cause it to break down. It also causes an irritating rubbing noise.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. HobbesAB

    HobbesAB Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that I have some silicon spray that came with it. I'm going to spray a rag and rub the rail down as well as the carriage system
     
  3. jwdiho

    jwdiho Well-Known Member

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    I used some wheel bearing grease you can get at any auto store on equipment that doesn't use bearings. It comes as a paste and stays in place very well. If you get the synthetic stuff I think the smell is less.
     
  4. phillydude

    phillydude Don't Never Give Up.

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    I have that same piece of equipment. Silicone spray is the ticket.

    If you use anything "sticky" like grease, it will eventually pick up dust and just make things worse.
     
  5. HobbesAB

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    thanks guys. the silicone spray did the job.
     
  6. HobbesAB

    HobbesAB Well-Known Member

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    I want to do pulldowns on it. do you do this on it? if so, what type of bench or chair do you use to help stabilize your legs? I just drag my bench over to it and use the leg developer to hold my legs down but I would prefer something smaller and quicker to get into place
     
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    phillydude Don't Never Give Up.

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    I have a lat tower, but it sounds like your idea is probably the best option.
     
  8. HobbesAB

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    what lat tower do you have?
     
  9. HobbesAB

    HobbesAB Well-Known Member

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    never mind. I found your thread that lists your equipment. Very nice :tucool:

    Your lat tower is a lat attachment to your smith machine. How do you stabilize your legs in that? Bench as well?
     

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