what happened to this treadmill?!

phrogMarch 21, 2008

I admit to joining this forum with one big question in mind:

I have a True treadmill that's about 7 years old. Most of those years it was in a bedroom and used only rarely....maybe a total of 25 hours over all those years. It was never lubricated, either.

Recently we moved it to our unheated greenhouse and started using it more. Air has been as cold as 40F when we've used it. Mostly walking, not much running.

Today I looked out and saw that the belt has totally separated along the saw-edged seam where it was joined together.

Before I replace it, is it likely the cold caused this, or fluctuations in temp (it gets hot out there when it's sunny) or overtightening? I'd like to avoid the problem so I only replace it once.

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
socks

Could you be in touch with the belt or treadmill manufacturer about that? They may be able to give you some high and low temperature guidelines.

Things do tend to contract when they get cold and expand when warm. Also, maybe using the treatmill when the belt was stiff and cold caused the separation. I really don't know--just my thoughts.

Good for you for using it.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 5:47PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone using Fitbit pedometers?
Just bought the Fitbit One clip-on pedometer. I have...
snowglobe
Broke leg --so how to lose weight without exercise?
I am bedridden for awhile...am 70 pounds overweight...
momofanna
Help!
I have cancer and osteoporosis and have damage to lymph...
Dweezil
Any exercise equipment good for home ?
Hey Everyone, I am new to this forum and wanted some...
ashleymore
Herbalife Nutrition
Is Herbalife Nutrition more beneficial than prescription...
lisamerryy
Sponsored Products
Square Marble Coffee Table 39"x39" Travertine - LOUVRE
Living'ROC
Hughes U-Chaise Sectional (3 piece) - Lucky Turquoise Blue
Joybird Furniture
Chartered Flight Steam Trunk Ottomans - Set of 3
| Dot & Bo
Catskill Craftsman Butcher Block Kitchen Island
Overstock.com
Justice Design Group GLA-8923 - Modular 3 Light Bath Bar - Cylinder with Rippled
$440.00 | Hayneedle
Black 3-piece Occasional Table Set
Overstock.com
Chooty and Co Circa Solid Lava Snowman Embroidered Throw Pillow - CS12E1026SN
$75.99 | Hayneedle
Contemporary Laser-cut Pattern Black Drum Fabric Shade Home Pendant
ParrotUncle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™