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thx1138
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PostPosted: 16:46 - 22 Sep 2017    Post subject: Stand up / elliptical bicycles? Reply with quote

In my local sports shop today, getting new running shoes, saw these.

Look fun. Laughing

but not 1k and 2k worth of fun Crying or Very sad

https://s25.postimg.org/faaj2l5z3/WP_20170922_11_25_55_Pro.jpg
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UnknownStuntm...
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PostPosted: 16:52 - 22 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'd get a marginally better result going on a two week residential course with Brian Blessed teaching you how to shout "I AM AN OBNOXIOUS CVNT", tbh.
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PostPosted: 17:35 - 22 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I rode LEL (didn't do it this year) there were a couple of those taking part - they even finished!

http://www.elliptigo.co.uk/elliptigo-riders-conquer-britains-toughest-cycling-event/

At least those of us on normal bikes got to sit down on the way there and back.
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defblade
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PostPosted: 05:12 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, but...

"burns 33% more calories than a bike"

So. A less efficient way of getting around than a bike. Only really useful as an exercise machine then.
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PostPosted: 07:01 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or for people who get saddle sore easily?

There are other bizarre exercise machine based bicycles.

The rowing bike - works like a rowing machine, and again I've seen these in action on the big rides like Paris-Brest-Paris.

Or how about a treadmill bike?. Never seen one of these in the flesh, but they look so practical -
https://youtu.be/Sg-KpT9RNXE
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Ste
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PostPosted: 20:22 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would prefer to try a recumbent bike even if they are kind of impractical as a mountain bike. Laughing

Elliptical bikes look even worse. Razz
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PostPosted: 21:08 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

33% more calories burned - or you could ride with your brakes on a little.
With the bonus you can release them!... and still spend a lot less in brake pads than you would have spent on one of these.

A rowing bike I can see making a bit more sense as far as at least exercising your arms and 'core' decently as well as your legs.
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PostPosted: 21:22 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recumbent mountain bike:
http://www.azub.eu/360/max/max.html
http://azub.eu/recumbent-bikes-and-trikes/topline/max/

Looks fun, in a "I hope I don't die today" type of way. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 21:55 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did look at recumbent bikes a while ago, to try and give my shoulders a rest - but even second hand, pretty silly prices.

For off-road, a peddle powered lower 4 wheel independent option might interesting - like they offer for disabled people in hand-peddle/gravity versions I believe.
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Ste
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PostPosted: 22:00 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you test ride one?

Just looked at the prices on azub.eu and Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: 22:59 - 23 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

No; the prices put me off before getting to that point.

Instead I have an adjustable stem with bull bars on backwards on my carrera banshee full suspension bike.
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PostPosted: 12:59 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best "alternative" bike I've seen is this:

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/08/27/feet-bike-1.jpg

Not sure how you'd keep your legs out the way of the rear wheel though.
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PostPosted: 14:51 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldn't there be oscillation from the sling?

like when walking with binoculars slung round my neck they start swinging from side to side
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Ste
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PostPosted: 14:58 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH0yyYHir10
http://fliz-concept.blogspot.co.uk/

The harness looks painful. Laughing
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UnknownStuntm...
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PostPosted: 16:08 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH0yyYHir10
http://fliz-concept.blogspot.co.uk/

The harness looks painful. Laughing


Brake caliper missing in one pic. What if someone gets run over? Number plates quick, think of the chillin' etc. Sick
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PostPosted: 19:21 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH0yyYHir10
http://fliz-concept.blogspot.co.uk/

The harness looks painful. Laughing


Imagine going over a speed bump.

This is a result of doing too many of the them drugs when completely university projects.
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PostPosted: 19:57 - 28 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute, is that one of those uni students that came on here asking "what problems do you find with your daily cycling" and Ste Mr N. Cat gave a detailed reply of all the issues faced?
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