exercise bikes

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 8:28am

Hi I've just purchased an exercise bike but unfortunatly the motor doesn't work so i'm using it not plugged in until I get a replacement, but it hurts my knees within 2 minutes of using it. Is this because the motor isn't working or am I just not cut out for an exercise bike ?

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:37am

Hi Sarah and welcome. In my own personal experience I would say it could be the motor issue. Once you get the motor you can adjust the tension or resistance to your own needs and you may find it is less pressure on your knees. Also, make sure your seat is at the right height because if it's too low it may cause some knee pain.

Karla
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 11:31am

Hi thankyou, I've checked the seat and changed it a few times and I think it's about right now, I'm use to a treadmill so thought I would try a bike to add a bit of variety but am in agony after 5 mins and can not do anymore so im hoping it's the motor issue as i'm not that unfit.

Thanks Sarah

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 1:51pm
I use the treadmill too generally but occasionally will work on a bike and I experience some knee pain as well but it is usually related to the seat height. I hope when your motor gets fixed it will make a difference.

Karla
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:56pm

I have an exercise bike but it is by pedal power only, no plug ins.

Maybe you change the speed.