exercise bike?

jifdave

rubbish uphill, downhill 'balast' make me fast
Location
Rochester
does anyone know much about them?

my father in law is after an exercise bike with a budget of around £400 but doesnt 'need' to spend that much but wants something decent.

I have no idea about them, so... whats important? flywheel weight?

id imagine a race bike with LCD would be the minimum....

help appreciated where to buy them also
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
We got one from argos 3 mth ago, 400 down to 130..good sturdy bike..
id not bother spending too much as there seriously boring..but see what others say as I like outdoors biking
 

screenman

Legendary Member
Cheap second hand road bike and turbo, that way he has an option of going out on it.

If not then buy a machine that you can change the saddle on.
 

Venod

Eh up
Location
Yorkshire
I got one used of ebay for £50 programmable, with heart rate sensors speedo, cadence, power output, very sturdy nice bit of kit, there's usually loads on eBay some with very little use.
 

Banjo

Fuelled with Jelly Babies
Location
South Wales
I got a roger black one off Gum Tree for £50 (about £250 new I think.)

Has a computer display with time speed miles done and resistance on it. Also has some preprogrammed rides with built in "hills" etc.

Definitely needed to change the seat though.

Most people buy them then use them to hang clothes on after a week so some bargains to be had second hand.
 
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jifdave

jifdave

rubbish uphill, downhill 'balast' make me fast
Location
Rochester
I got one used of ebay for £50 programmable, with heart rate sensors speedo, cadence, power output, very sturdy nice bit of kit, there's usually loads on eBay some with very little use.
oh he's very middle class and would only consider new.

Cheap second hand road bike and turbo, that way he has an option of going out on it.

If not then buy a machine that you can change the saddle on.
he doesn't get time to get out on the road much anymore, he's always working, he has a lovely trek madone 5.2 in my garage that's been hanging on the wall for 17 months.
 

themosquitoking

Veteran
Location
Spain
he'd never have his bike in the house, he's very ocd.

has to be an indoor exercise bike
Put him in a home for 6 weeks, that'll learn him.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I have done many many '000s of trouble free KMs on one of my York C202 during times of injury and crap weather. Highly recommended (probably need to find the current model)

I got it from Amazon a few years ago, under £200, my brother helped me put it together. It's heavy and sturdy (like me :biggrin:, well heavy)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...ome-gym-equipment-2325867.html?action=gallery

I would think one of these two is the current equivalent (might get cheaper elsewhere)

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/york-perform-210-cycle.html

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/york-perform-220-cycle.html

Or are you looking for more of a spin type bike, but they don't usually have the electronic type gubbins?

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk...-studio-spinning-spinner-cycles?viewall=1&p=1

If FiL is also in Kent, there's one of these shops in Tunbridge Wells

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/findastore/
 
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