Questions tagged [stationary-bike]

A stationary (fixed bike) used as for exercise rather then transportation.

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Why would I choose a bike trainer over a stationary bike?

I was planning to buy a stationary bike to use it at home during the pandemic, but I thought it might be better to buy a bike with a trainer at home. Do you think it is a good idea? I don't know about ...
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How to use Zwift workouts with stationary bike

What’s the best way to use Zwift with a stationary bike? I have a Bowflex C6, which reports power and RPM over Bluetooth. However this doesn’t seem to work well because zwift can’t control the ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a cycling desk?

I just came across an article about a cycling desk (never knew that such a thing existed). This past year, I gave up a traditional desk for a standing desk and have been pretty happy with the results, ...
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What power adapter to use for the Cybex 700 stationary bike?

An old Cybex 700 stationary bike stopped being useful as the control panel doesn't turn on. There is a power socket but I don't know what power adapter to use: the user manual doesn't say, nothing I ...
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Can an odometer (magnet) be attached to an exercise bicycle crank arm (not the pedal)?

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 ...
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Replacing non-standard pedals on an exercise bike

I'd like to replace the pedals on my "Pro Fitness" recumbent exercise bike, and use clipless pedals instead (MTB or SPD). I tried to replace them, but found the diameter on the crank hole is ...
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Good beginner workouts on stationary bike

After many years of programming, I have found that I can no longer avoid the fact that I spend most of my day sitting, which is absolutely horrible for my health. I started swimming a few months ago ...
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Online spin classes with a smart trainer

I have a smarttrainer that I use primarily with Trainerroad and Zwift. My wife is interested in Peloton style classes. We're considering getting a Peloton, but considering we already have the gear (...
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3 bolt exercise bike saddle adapter in the UK

The saddle currently fitted to my exercise bike is attached to a fixed plate with 3 bolts on it, I can't find any adapters to fit more traditional saddles (rails/posts) that are available in the UK. ...
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How to add resistance to my bike trainer?

I use a crossbike (http://www.konaworld.com/jake_the_snake.cfm) on a bike trainer (https://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Road-Machine-Fluid-Trainer/dp/B01KHE5B4S) and have the chain on the largest front ring ...
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Getting a cycling saddle that fits

I'm thinking of getting a new seat on my exercise bike How can I ensure that the seat will fit? Are there different types of fitting? How many types? My one the bike seat involves 2 hexagonal bolts ...
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Loose crank exercise bike

I have an older Multisports EnduroCycle 550. The crank seems to be loose - the pedals wobble a bit side to side. How can I tighten that back up or do I need new parts?
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What type of bike has the most similar feel to a stationary bike? [closed]

At the moment I cycle half an hour every evening, on a crappy indoor stationary bike. BUT I'm pretty good, get some good speeds and distances etc. I want to start cycling outside again, I want a bike ...
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Schwinn Johnny Pro Stationary Loud Noise Near Sprocket

I have an older Johnny Pro. All of a sudden it began making a loud noise, like a bang, from the area near the sprocket. this occurs approximately every 1.5-2 revolutions of the pedals. I have ...
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What is this simulator like device called?

The following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I13wJyUZL_4 has a man limp to a bike (a Pinarello) leaning against a wall, climb on to it and ride the bike for a good minute to a minute and a half, ...
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Stationary bike calories

Could somebody give me an idea of how to figure out the number of calories I'm burning on a stationary bike? The bike I'm using is a cheap Pro Fitness magnetic bike from Argos (http://www.argos.co.uk/...
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Pedal on exercise bike fell off, not going back on

My pedal came off my exercise bike/cross trainer. I have tried putting it back on, but the big screw will only go in so far. It is turning twice then getting stuck. Can anyone tell me what I need to ...
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Lefthand crank arm for spinbike BH SB 1.8

i am trying to buy a new crank arm however there are 2 different type, a rhombic hole or square. After looking at the picture on Amazon, they look both the same. any help would be welcome.
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Cybex Recumbent exercise bike clicks on left side of wheel/pedal

I just got a used Cybex recumbent bike. For the first 3 weeks it worked perfect. Then out of the blue the left pedal started clicking as I bring my foot around and up. It starts after using it for a ...
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Stationary bike "clicks" when pedaling - crank axle is moving sideways. How can I fix this?

I've got this stationary bike, a York C202, which has developed a problem - namely it "clicks" when pedaling. This is highly annoying, as there's nothing I seem to be able to do about it. I diagnosed ...
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How do I fix a left crank that has come off of my Pro Form 4.0 RT Stationary Bike? [duplicate]

The left crank has come off of my Pro Form 4.0 RT Stationary Bike. It is about 8-10 years old although up until this year, I would estimate I put only 200-300 km in total on it. This year I have put ...