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Still want an exercise bike with laptop stand. [Jun. 23rd, 2007|11:28 pm]
Rob Landley
[Current Location |My apartment in Pittsburgh.]
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So for years now, I've been looking for an exercise bike with a laptop stand. It doesn't seem like it such an outlandish idea, I sit in a chair all day, I might as well be pedaling. I've used exercise bikes while reading, why not while computing?

But nobody makes one of these things. My grandfather said I should patent the idea, but it seems too obvious and I haven't got the time to start a company around it anyway. I just want one.

Ideally, I'd want the it to also be a bicycle powered generator that charged the laptop. That way there's a built-in incentive to keep pedaling. But I'd be happy with just the basic model to start with...

Rob
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[User Picture]From: cathyr19355
2007-06-24 04:10 am (UTC)
I thought they made exercise bikes with book stands, though, so it shouldn't be that hard to rig. Maybe you need to see if one of your former TimeSys colleagues would be willing to help you lash something together....
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[User Picture]From: archangelbeth
2007-06-24 01:33 pm (UTC)
If you find one, please post to LJ so I can know where to get one, too!
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[User Picture]From: treebones
2007-06-25 12:16 am (UTC)
Yep, I'd want one too. (:
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-25 05:32 am (UTC)

Geek-a-cycle

You might want to check out: Geek-A-Cycle

http://www.slimgeek.com

You shouldn't post comments like this when I'm bored.

Heather
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[User Picture]From: landley
2007-06-25 03:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Geek-a-cycle

Cool!

When I get back to Austin, I think I'm ordering one of these. It's designed for a more traditional keyboard and monitor, rather than a laptop, but I can work with this.
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[User Picture]From: bunrab
2007-06-26 03:29 am (UTC)
If you find one, let me know - I've been wanting one of those, too.
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From: winniewifas
2008-07-11 07:46 am (UTC)
Let me know if you “set books free” with Bookcrossing or if you are interested in the three books I’ve mentioned today.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-03 07:06 pm (UTC)

perfect stationary bike with flat top desk

I figured this one one by measuring and it works perfectly.
Purchase a proform GL35 stationary bike
Purchase separately a galaxy bookcase with zline design (model sp1049-3B). You can get them at staples for around $100. You do not need to attach the shelves on the tier so it can be used as a tall table that is 42 inches high. Attach the bottom columns using the 2 lowest screws or it won't fit under the stationary bike. Put it under the bike. For the last step put on the top - which has dimensions of about 14 inches wide by 24 long. This is big enough for my lap top and other paperwork. Attach a light fixture on the top of the bike with a clamp and you can work there for hours while working out.

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[User Picture]From: burma
2007-09-18 08:19 pm (UTC)

Re: perfect stationary bike with flat top desk

I would love a picture of this.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-29 04:52 pm (UTC)

laptop stand

See airdesk.com
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[User Picture]From: missyfi2000
2008-09-11 01:32 pm (UTC)
you probably arent still looking, but I was looking for the same thing and found this

http://www.airdesks.com/treadmill_laptop.asp
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[User Picture]From: landley
2008-09-12 05:21 am (UTC)
Coolness. Thanks for the link.

Still hard finding a good exercise bike to attach it to. (I've tried to read a book on a stand while on a treadmill, it involves the eyes going up and down a lot, which makes trying to read from a fixed point kind of uncomfortable.)
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From: derekhuband
2008-10-09 02:57 pm (UTC)
  Got up and down a lot unassisted.   Still ate too much for dinner. . . I need to get to "dinner as pauper" principle.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-03 02:46 am (UTC)

No more Geek-a-Cycle

They don't seem to be making the geek-a-cycle anymore, does anyone know of something similar that is available?
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[User Picture]From: landley
2009-06-03 06:19 am (UTC)

Re: No more Geek-a-Cycle

As far as I can tell the answer is "get an exercise bike and put a desk in front of it".
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-09-03 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: No more Geek-a-Cycle

We are a company that is in the process of making a stand that sits on top of a "spin bike" or regular bike in a trainer. The device allows the rider to use laptop (type and read), text, read book, and play video games. It lets the rider be handsfree. we have gotten patents and are in the slow process of getting manufacturing. We are worried that people might think that they would want / be able to do these things while riding. Costs looks to be about $ 59. Will keep you posted as we get closer to complete.
Steve
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[User Picture]From: landley
2009-09-04 07:31 am (UTC)

Re: No more Geek-a-Cycle

Ooh, yes please. I've been looking for one of these since the late 90's, but nobody was manufacturing them. (Not even the Sharper Image guys.) And then fully recumbent bikes went out of style for a few years...

(I've actually got some TV trays that would work pretty well if you don't mind twisting your torso 45 degrees to use the laptop. They don't go over, but they go to the side pretty well.)

Rob
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From: spin_desk
2010-04-30 10:25 pm (UTC)

Re: No more Geek-a-Cycle

Please take a look a the only exercise bike with built in laptop holder.
www.spindesk.com
The design is made to allow rider to be comfortable for long periods. Because you will be here for awhile.

With the elbows set in a comfortable soft pad the hands become free to type or play video games, text, so on...

Many question the need to do this. Please visit the spin desk website to see what the Mayo Clinic has to say.

This product will change the way you see exercise and keep you more organized than ever before.

Please take a look.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-19 08:06 am (UTC)
Hi landley try this: http://www.fitnessbikes.co.uk
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From: c0ntrite
2010-08-03 05:02 am (UTC)

Used Stationary Bikes

OR you can use one of those mini exercise bikes which only has pedals, no seat and handle bars.

Used Stationary Bikes
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From: christina082010
2010-09-08 08:05 am (UTC)
There is no day more beautiful than to see our site started in this room with a good ... create a cool article and I would always read it!

aerobics
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[User Picture]From: tommy50702
2013-02-01 11:23 am (UTC)
I agree. That is an outlandish idea. Why not opt to bike outside so you won't be tempted to look at your computer?
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