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Old 06-16-08, 11:43 AM
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Rowing my bicycle..

After several decades of riding all kinds of bikes I have finally found a "bike" that gives me that ultra
intense full body workout! Last month I bought a Rowbike from Scotty Olson (the guy who sort of invented Rollerblades). I got the King size version and it is a total blast, like being 5 years old again and having to learn how to ride this type of Fitness machine on two wheels. www.rowbike.com

Outside magazine in the June issue has a one page review of the Rowbike, but they reviewed one of the
smaller models with 20" wheels. My King size has one 26" wheel and a 24". Since 2006 when it became possible to pull more chain with the new Dave Cam pulley the sales have started to really take off. The
models after 2005 will do 22 mph on the flats, previous models only did 11.5 mph.

There is an art to riding a row bike, most riders start by using only the rowing motion with their arms,
but eventually one learns to push off with the feet then row or pull with arm motion. Steering is the
most difficult thing to learn, but it can be almost mastered after a few weeks on the bike.

My other bikes: 1980 Fuji 12 speed Sport 67cm Road bike, 1986 Schwinn Mtn bike, 1987 Schwinn Mtn Bike, 1990 CyclePro Spectrum (nishiki) Road bike, 2003 Raleigh Comfort bike SC 40 XL, 2005 Giant Yukon
Mtn bike 25", 2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro 64cm Cyclecross, and a 1990 Fuji cruiser.

Can't believe all the postings here, looks like a grrrreat website to learn a lot.
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Old 06-16-08, 11:54 AM
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We Will Need To See Some Pics.
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Old 06-16-08, 07:33 PM
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Interesting concept! Have you taken yours up hills? What is it like to steer? Also, very nice selection of other bikes .

This is not just a great forum, this is the absolute best forum for cycling!

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My Rowbike is the largest model made, a 726 King. My son loves it he's 6'8+ and I'm 6'3. The 726 Sport is the easiest to learn to ride and does hills the best. The smaller model Rowbikes are the easiest to steer I believe and my King model steers without exact presion, but steers mostly OK after riding and learning after 3 weeks or so. Outside magazine did a review of a Crew model Rowbike last month which was interesting to read although the reviewer had very little experience riding it and his comments were based on the learning time frame and not of an experienced rider.
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How's the rowing going?

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