Stationary exercise bicycle

  • US 7,455,627 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2005
  • Issued: 11/25/2008
  • 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 and two V-shaped sections, one V-shaped section comprising two members converging to a point, the other V-shaped section comprising members converging to a different point, wherein the two V-shaped sections overlap along a member, the member including one of the sockets, a pedal assembly mounted to the frame, a seat adjustably mounted to the rear socket, a flywheel mounted to the frame and coupled to the pedal assembly via a chain thereby forming a dual chain tension device, and a handlebar adjustably mounted to the front socket, the handle bar including at least one handle that provides multiple gripping positions for a rider'"'"'s hands, the method comprising:

  • riding the stationary exercise bicycle in multiple positions to simulate different bicycle riding conditions whereby the multiple positions include a standing position and a sitting position, wherein the dual chain tension device facilitates a smooth transition between sitting and standing riding positions, andgripping the handlebar in multiple gripping positions.

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