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Old 10-20-04, 01:12 AM
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Do you exercise bike? I need a new one.

I currently use commercial Windracer, made by Stairmaster. It just ain't working out anymore. I find reasons not to work out on this thing. And you know why? It hurts my ass. It has an incredibly uncomfortable seat. I have even put a seat cover on, and changed things around. It used to make actually fall asleep. I figured that out one timewhen I had to scratch, and didn't realize that I was.

Anyway, I have considered doing something else for cardio, but I still think this is probably the best (a bike), but am considering a recumbent instead. I am also thinking that I need to stay away from commercial equipment, as it seems to be less comfortable.

Any suggestions?
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I bought a nice recumbent Schwinn at Costco for around $300. I checked the stores and comparable Schwinn models were around $900.

Great buy!
Old 10-20-04, 02:36 AM
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on long mtn bike rides my gets that tingly feeling too.

feels whack. try taking periodic breaks. get the blood flowing again.
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kvrdave doesn't ride a real bike. It's an exercise bike. Don't you guys remember those?


Though the recumbent idea is a good one. There are lots of recumbent exercise bikes. They're probably a lot more comfortable. I wish my Costco sold Schwinns

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Old 10-20-04, 09:08 AM
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Definately get a recumbent. Problem with them is that they don't seem to make them with the wind resistance anymore and I don't like magnetic resistance.
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Re: Do you exercise bike? I need a new one.

Originally posted by kvrdave
It used to make actually fall asleep. I figured that out one timewhen I had to scratch, and didn't realize that I was.
That's happened on every single exercise bike I've been on after about 30 minutes, so I'm not sure it's that particular bike's fault.
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My GF has one of those bike trainers that she uses when it's too cold/snowy to run outside. It's basically like a treadmill for your bike's rear wheel. It's really stable and saves a lot of room.

IIRC it was around $100.
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Check the classified ads.

Hardly used coat racks exercise equipt. is cheaply and readily available.
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I have a stand-up style walking machine thing that just sits in my room and collects dust. It's a nice machine, I think they call it an "Elipicycle" but I could be wrong. Should you find yourself in my neck of the woods, please feel free to stop by and make it go away.
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Recumbent is the way to go. Do a quick search at dickssportinggoods.com for examples. I got mine for around $300 2 years ago. Ass no hurty either.
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what about a real mountain bike. You live in a great place for it and it gets you outside.
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Originally posted by bfrank
what about a real mountain bike. You live in a great place for it and it gets you outside.
There's no tv outside. DUH!

I hate cardio exercise. Hate it. I do it, but I hate it. I don't like bikes either. I'd rather play basketball, etc. but I find it hard to do a controlled workout with stuff like that.

I also don't like treadmills and elipticle trainers.
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one of my three exercise bikes:

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I have a Vision Fitness semi-recumbent bike. It works great since my knees can't handle jogging anymore. It is extremely quiet, unlike fan-type bikes; the one I have also has the heart rate monitor. I have a TV set in front of it, and I usually time my cycling with a 30 minute show or evening news.

Vision Fitness bikes are in between the usual brands like Schwinn and true commercial models like True. Their web site shows the list price. I got a better price from a local dealer, without the set-up fee.

http://www.visionfitness.com/default.htm
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I have a schwinn recumbent and love it.
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I see a few at Costco. I might give them a try.
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i do the spin class at the gym on fridays, it really sucks.
Old 10-25-04, 09:43 AM
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There are a couple of styles of recumbents. I like the low rider one myself. It has a heavy flywheel and band resistance.



Edit: That's the Schwinn 205P

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