Method of exercising on a stationary bicycle

  • US 6,881,178 B1
  • Filed: 02/28/2002
  • Issued: 04/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of exercising by simulating different bicycle riding conditions on a stationary exercise bicycle, the stationary exercise bicycle comprising a frame having front and rear sockets, a pedal assembly mounted on the frame, a seat adjustably mounted in the rear socket, the seat being adjustable in the fore and aft directions relative to the rear socket, a flywheel mounted on the frame and coupled to the pedal assembly via a chain thereby forming a dual chain tension device, and a handlebar adjustably mounted in the front socket, the handle bar including at least one handle that provides multiple gripping positions for a rider'"'"'s hands, the method comprising:

  • adjusting the height and the fore and aft position of the seat relative to the rear socket to facilitate riding the stationary exercise bicycle in multiple positions; and

    riding the stationary exercise bicycle in multiple positions to simulate different bicycle riding conditions wherein the multiple positions include;

    a standing position where the riders center of gravity is over or in front of the pedal assembly and a sitting positions where the rider'"'"'s center of gravity is behind the pedal assembly, wherein the dual chain tension device facilitates a smooth transition between the sitting and standing positions; and

    multiple gripping positions on the handlebar.

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