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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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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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