Exercise bike

Using exercise and physical therapy for recovery from the effects of MS, and for maintaining physical function.
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Exercise bike

Post by NHE » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Over the last 6 months to a year or so, I've lost a bit of motor control over my right foot and now have pretty bad foot drop. It's time to get back on the exercise bike in order to help delay further loss. I did a brief test run a few days ago and found that the velcro strap on one of the bike's pedals is worn out and will not hold. I need pedal straps since my foot tends to slide forward on the pedal and then the angle is wrong for my ankle. I'm considering the following replacement pedals and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on these or other pedals. It looks like the strap is held by a clamp on the outer side. It's hard to know how these clamps will hold up over time. The retailer told me that they have only sold one pair over the last year and haven't received any feedback on them.
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Re: Exercise bike

Post by NHE » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:54 pm

OK, there was a problem with the image not displaying correctly. It should be fixed now. :geek:

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Re: Exercise bike

Post by NHE » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:01 pm

Another option I'm considering is to use regular bicycle pedals with standard toe clips. It's unlikely that I will be using the bike without shoes so this shouldn't be a problem. Any thoughts?


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Re: Exercise bike

Post by CureOrBust » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:24 am

Packing tape.

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