Maybe I'm just getting cranky....
I go to the spin classes at our local gym on week nights after work. I like variety so I do those a couple of days a week, do other cardio on other days, and the weight room on other days.
I like to arrive 15 minutes early to allow plenty of time to make all the necessary bike adjustments and do a good warm-up. I arrived last night and went straight to the bike I usually ride, and found the seat was broken. I took the bike next to it --- seat broken. Moved up a row, made all the adjustments except for raising the bars, and found they were wobbly (stripped threads)? Not feeling good about that, so I moved to the next bike ---- same problem!!! By now, it was 6:00 and my warm-up time was over. None of these bikes had a sign on them to suggest anything was not working.
A 5th bike was still missing a seat and turned backwards, just like it was when I was there last Wednesday. On that night, the room was completely full and every functional bike was taken. A few people walked in late suited up in their spin clothes and cleats, and couldn't find an available bike. If all the broken bikes were fixed, they could have ridden those.
After trying 4 bikes and none of them were suitable to ride, I left the class. I went to the front desk and politely reported that there are *at least* 4 broken bikes in the spin room and suggested that their mechanic go through the entire room and check each bike.
This gym is actually a fitness center "club" and charges more than regular gyms. Several members of our bike group belong. The atmosphere is like a community center, and we love it there. I hate to complain about things, but I wanted to bring this to their attention.
Am I expecting too much? I don't expect all equipment to be in 100% perfect working order 100% of the time --- I know things break and need servicing. Perhaps they have new bikes or parts on order to replace these, but no one I spoke to seemed to know anything about that.