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Squeak in concept 2 rowing machine bearing/fan

I get a squeak in what appears to come from the bearing when I pull on the rowing machine handle. There is no squeak while the chain is retracting. How do I get into the bearing shaft to oil/grease the bearing?

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Try using some bicycle chain lube or WD40.

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SOURCE: The chain on my concept 2 row machine seems to be

Head off to a bike shop and ask for a "Dry Type Chain Lube"... don't worry about the rust!

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