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Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 17:05
by kfchugo
My doctor is giving me enormous grief over not getting enough exercise. I have on old rust-bucket of a push bike that I have been riding now and then, but at 70 I am finding it difficult to throw the leg over the seat to get on. I need a bike that I can step through rather than climb over. I know that sounds like a ladies bike, but I am reluctant to go riding in a wig and a dress.
Can anyone recommend a model that might suite my needs? I can go to a bike shop, but they just want to sell you something and only really care about the commission.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 18:09
by Dreamweaver
http://pedalwheelchair.eu/
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I want one of these! Have seen them priced in Australia from under $2000 to $4000

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 19:22
by kfchugo
Hmmmmm.... they look good for remedial exercise or rehabilitation, but why would you need to BUY one?. If your legs are good enough to pedal, you really oughtn't need a wheelchair. :lol:

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 19:51
by Buck_naked
Mountain bike.
Don't have to 'throw a leg over' a bike, just lay it down first, step over the top tube, pull the bike back up.
They are quite light these days.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 20:34
by Dreamweaver
If you google for pedicabs, tuk tuks, etc, you might find loads of options. Anything we can pedal gives the exercise we need.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 21:07
by Dreamweaver

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 22:14
by kfchugo
WOW......that looks like the future of rickshaws.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 14:43
by Phyl.
Many of the big kids bikes have a throw throw your leg over' style now adays unlike the men's bikes of old.
KFC you can easily pick one of these up, plus have a walking machine and do 20mins. a day in front of the tele.
Excuses excuses :high_fives:

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 15:33
by kfchugo
Thanks for that Phyl.... I am certainly better at making excuses than riding a bike. I have seen some BMX type bikes that dont have that horizontal cross bar but have a sloped bar that will allow a "step through" rather than the "leg over" option..... I will probably go with one of those or (heaven forbid) a ladies bike.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 16:16
by Perrorist
I always thought "getting your leg over" meant something else.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 18:40
by Phyl.
BTW KFC, a stationary bicycle in front of the tele. is a great standby also :) then no "oh the weather is too hot, or the weather is to cold" but when the weather is 'just right' you can cycle along the road on your BMX, while other days ureeka you have old faithful in front of the tele. =D=. Exciting hey.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 21:31
by Pamela
I've got an exercise bike in my kitchen. Started off with all good intentions ...... I really must make an effort to get back on it again. I used to like reading my book while cycling.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 22:26
by kfchugo
Perrorist wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 16:16
I always thought "getting your leg over" meant something else.
......Yes, have a problem with that as well, but no "step through" model available :lol:

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 22:28
by kfchugo
Yours is a very common story, Pamela. On council collection days, it is always sad to see so may rusty exercise bikes put out. I prefer some scenery and wind blowing through what little hair I have.

Re: Bicycles

Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 10:28
by lynny
Have you seen the new electric bikes kfc? You still have to pedal but get assistance from the motor on hills, in headwinds etc.
Definitely the bike of the future.....if you can afford one.

Those excercise bikes can do more harm than good IMHO. :icon_biggrin: