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Quality Product, But...
on August 20, 2013
This product is very well made and works great, if you have a substantial enough chair. Upon receiving it, I tried it in my family room, sitting in an easy chair with the cycle on a carpet. It worked great, letting me cycle away while watching TV. Next I tried it at my desk, which required removing the keyboard tray. My chair is a wheeled, swivel office style, so I secured it to the cycle with the supplied strap, which worked as advertised to keep me from simply rolling away. However, the pumping of my legs caused the chair to swivel back and forth, putting a strain on my back, and I had to stop. I replaced the swivel chair with a standard chair with legs, but that chair was nowhere near as heavy as the easy chair, so it rocked back and forth as I pedalled. If you intend to put the resistance three or above, you are going to have to use a heavy chair. If your intent is to just pedal away at the least resistance, as long as you have a carpeted floor this should work fine.
Mounted on a table top, on a non-slip surface, it works fine for rehab arm exercises.
From looking at the competition, I believe the problems I had with this device would only be magnified with a flimsier product. I will continue to experiment and check back if I find any other solutions.