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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 7,340
11/6/17 9:50 A

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This is my favorite exercise. .



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11/4/17 12:31 A

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3 hours of biking yesterday....it rocks



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11/3/17 6:09 P

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You can do it while watching TV too.



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11/3/17 1:10 A

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my rehab technician recommended the recumbent bike over a standard stationary bike because it provides support for your back when you are exercising.

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10/31/17 5:54 A

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If you've done research and know what brand you'd like, Craigslist might be an option for finding a used bike.

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10/25/17 8:01 A

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Thanks for the suggestions
I've been looking at different reviews and also looking to see what's available for hire ... but some of the hire bikes have lower weight limits on their equipment which is limiting the options a bit (same with purchasing them)


As far as boring, I'd much rather not be using one but I need to find something I can do

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ZRIE014 Posts: 92,501
10/25/17 12:55 A

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i agree that it is boring, but so is the treadmill and stationary bike. the workout depends on the amount of effort that is inputted into the workout.

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10/24/17 9:45 P

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Have only used them in the gym and for me don't get that great a workout and I find them on the boring side. Plus is that you can read while you're on the bike so that makes the time go by more quickly.

I'd ask at the gym for recommendations.

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10/24/17 1:04 P

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Sorry---I didn't note you were looking for the indoor version!! LOL
Check out your local YMCA gym to see if they have some you can try on a "day pass".... My issue with the stationary ones at my Y were the shape of the seat---hurt my butt. So I quickly decided I wasn't riding those again!!
All the best in your search!!
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10/24/17 11:02 A

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I've used them before and prefer them over the upright stationary bikes. I would recommend going into a sporting goods store near you and trying some out to see what you like/don't like about them. Also, use Google to search for reviews on the different brands that are in your price range so you can see what others say about them as well.

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10/24/17 8:17 A

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Thanks, I want to find a stationary one rather than for the road but appreciate the suggestions

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10/24/17 12:55 A

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they are very good for exercising and provide support for your back. you can control your exercise program.

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10/23/17 8:46 P

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I have not ridden one myself...but my partner has. He did a week long bike ride with one when he was having shoulder problems, and loved it.

Some suggestions:
1. Get one through a competent bike shop who can fit it to you!!
2. Be sure to address visibility: lights, flagging, etc ---especially if you will ride on roads.
3. Start out with short rides of 30 minutes or less so that your muscles, tendons, and posture can adjust to this new "position". Take it slow--Enjoy yourself!!
Ride On!!
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10/23/17 7:06 P

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Hi,

Does anyone use one? if so, what has your experience been like? do you have any suggestions about what to look for and what to avoid?
not sure whether to try hiring one first or not
i have hip arthritis and the recumbent bike was suggested
thanks

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