Silent Magnetic Resistance exercise bike is dead
September 21, 2006 9:04 PM Subscribe
Silent Magnetic Resistance exercise bike is dead. Can I manually adjust the resistance?
posted by powpow to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
My exercise bike is electronically dead. I could hire a technician and/or buy new parts.... but really all I care about is the ability to adjust the resistance.
There is a set of magnets that sits near the flywheel. It seems that if I move the magnets closer to the flywheel then resistance increases??
I can easily jam something in there to keep the magnets closer, or fashion a pulley system to move the magnets back and forth (in case I need an excuse to not exercise).
Does moving the magnets closer to the flywheel increase resistance
If you're good at this stuff, here's a diagram of the bike parts
. Page 27 has the parts in question, where part #35 is the magnet set and part #34 is the flywheel.