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    I broke both hips (plus a lot more) 51 weeks ago and I need to strengthen below the waist so yeah, it's a medical.

    I'm just concerned that it might not fit my skinny tire, old school 27" English Racer. One said it required a "quick release type" rear wheel. Only my front is quick release (I don't think I've ever seen a rear quick release).

    I'll bet if I was as handy as some of you guys, I could modify my Suzi's rear paddock stand:
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    Have a look at what they have at your local charity resale store: Amvets, Salvation Army ect.
    People donate treadmills and other like machines soon after they're bored with them.
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    Rob, from what i have been reading about your current mobility levels i would think a stationary bike would be a better idea.
    Obviously price point on these can vary widely as well but the stability and ease of mounting and dismounting might make it worthwhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve murdoch View Post
    Rob, from what i have been reading about your current mobility levels i would think a stationary bike would be a better idea.
    Obviously price point on these can vary widely as well but the stability and ease of mounting and dismounting might make it worthwhile.
    Very good point, Steve. My wife has to use a step stool to get on her bike, when it is mounted to the trainer.

    And stationary bikes can be picked up cheap in most places. We have an old Schwinn Aerodyne I would give away, if Rob was closer.
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    Rob, industry standard has been quick release front and rear (until the thru-axle came to dominate for those of us riding mountain bikes) for a long while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    I broke both hips (plus a lot more) 51 weeks ago and I need to strengthen below the waist so yeah, it's a medical.

    I'm just concerned that it might not fit my skinny tire, old school 27" English Racer. One said it required a "quick release type" real wheel. Only my front is quick release (I don't think I've ever seen a rear quick release).

    I'll bet if I was as handy as some of you guys, I could modify my Suzi's rear paddock stand:
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    Nothing useful to add, but just want to say that it's been 40+ years since I've heard anyone use the phrase "English Racer" in reference to a bicycle.
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    I'm building a motorcycle trainer. I bought an electric motor kit for my bicycle. eheh
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    Like gym memberships, trainers are all over Craigslist, Offer Up, etc
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    Hey, I bet you could get a Doc to write it up as physical rehab equipment and have your insurance take care of paying for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    Like gym memberships, trainers are all over Craigslist, Offer Up, etc
    One of those old "wind trainers" would be perfect for that bike. They have a couple of squirrel cage fan blades that spin with the rear roller thus creating the resistance.

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