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Buying an Exercycle

Hi,

I am looking to buy an Exercycle.
Could anyone recommend an online website for this?
Most sports stores near Lausanne and Geneva do not quite have what I am looking for.

Many thanks
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Old 11.01.2016, 16:42
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Re: Buying an Exercycle

Is Exercycle not a specific brand?
Do the shops you looked in not have the model you want, or do you want something quite different? It might help us to give advice if we knew a little more about the bike you are looking for.
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Old 11.01.2016, 16:54
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Re: Buying an Exercycle

Try a Brocki


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Re: Buying an Exercycle

One really important factor in any kind of fitness-bicycle-type-machine is the amount of noise it emits. At least if you do not live in a free-standing single house.

I once had a device, a kind of stand, into which to clamp my bicycle's wheel, so that I could ride my bicylce on the spot, in my living-room. It nearly drove the neighbours crazy, and as soon as we had identified that it was the noise of the spinning that was bothering them, and after trying several versions of sound-dampening mats, I dismantled the set-up. A year or so later, a new neighbour got one and I quickly understood how my neighours had felt, and we had to ask him to desist, too. Thankfully, he did.
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Re: Buying an Exercycle

Thanks for your replies and sorry for the delay.
I was hoping to find an exercise bike which is not electric and can be manually used.
I have never heard of a Brocki....is that a brand?

As I live in an apartment, the less noise the better!

I found this store called Galaxus in Lausanne which might have it but I would prefer an option which is closer to Geneva.
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Re: Buying an Exercycle

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Thanks for your replies and sorry for the delay.
I was hoping to find an exercise bike which is not electric and can be manually used.
I have never heard of a Brocki....is that a brand?

As I live in an apartment, the less noise the better!

I found this store called Galaxus in Lausanne which might have it but I would prefer an option which is closer to Geneva.

Brocki is a used goods/charity type store. If you are looking for a piece of regular use fitness equipment, it's likely you will be bringing home something that needs significant work or is simply someone else's junk.

For quiet use in an apartment, you'll probably want to look at a magnetic resistance spin bike/cycle. I don't know of any stores in Geneva, not because they don't exist, but because I just don't know them. There are mail order places that will ship, but you will have to move and assemble on your own. May not be a problem, but they can be heavy. Delivery from a local shop may honestly be the smart choice even if more expensive.

Coincidentally, there is a formerly decent spin trainer for sale in the EE, for 25CHF. It is highly likely it needs some work and new bearings or drive components. That may be an option depending on your budget or handyman skills.
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Try a Brocki


He needs an Exercycle. Not the torture device
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