Just received from Amazon, assembled, and successfully used the following:
Folding Exercise Bike with 10-Level Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Upright and Recumbent Foldable Stationary Bike is the Perfect Workout Bike for Home Use for Men, Women, and Seniors (Black)
I am a senior that wants to use the exercise bicycle indoors for moderate daily exercise. I regard the purchased exercise bicycle as a good deal for the money. However, its wiring is bad, so I don't get any speed/distance readings. Since I own a stop-watch, all I need to compensate for the bad wiring is to install an external odometer (if possible).
The manufacturer subsequently came through, very nicely, shipping me a replacement. There was simply a temporary communication delay. Anyway, the responses to this article were great, re this is not an uncommon problem.
I emphasize that the odometer does not have to be accurate. However, I do need the odometer to be consistent from one day to the next.
As the following image shows, I do not have access to any spinning wheel on the exercise bicycle.
Therefore, the only idea that I have is to (somehow) find a moderately priced (under $50) odometer that I can attach to one of the pedals, and then have its readout located near the top of the exercise bicycle, for my easy viewing.
My research has completely struck out re attaching an odometer to a pedal. Is this do-able? If so, what type of odometer should I purchase? If an odometer can not give consistent (not necessarily accurate) results when attached to a pedal, is there any other approach that I can take?
As indicated by the responses, the do-able approach involves adding the odometer magnet to the crank arm rather than the pedal.