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missliz2010-05-02 20:58:05 +0000 #1
After months of plotting, eyelash batting, cajoling, notes from MDs, well actually nurses, I got my hands on my OWN seat post for spin bike- meaning I did class today on a Terry Liberator Race that doesn't shove my arthritic SI joints out of place.

And Hallelujah! My back doesn't hurt! I rode a great class with great leg speed and I've been goofy happy on the endorphins all day.

Oh happy day!

Most ironic part of this? The thing cost $36, making it the cheapest bike part I've bought in ten years at least. It's kind of heavy in the gym bag but well worth it.

Just wanted to get that secret out. Takes under thirty seconds to swap the scary painful seat for mine. This is on the Schwinn Johnny Spinner bikes.

Lizzy

Scaring the doctors second trophy wives.....
goddess12222010-05-02 21:00:13 +0000 #2
put that tiara on girl!!!!! congratulations!!!!
Irulan2010-05-02 21:19:20 +0000 #3
PLease please please tell us **exactly** how you obtained one... I'm sure that beyond a doubt my gym will give me no end of grief about it( 24 hour fitness)

irulan
missliz2010-05-02 21:21:25 +0000 #4
Oh, don't worry- The eccentric Miss Claiborne has already wandered to the gym in a small floral design headband type tiara. 'Course it was some gay convention weekend (it's New Orleans!) and the holy rollers were all in town to be mean, so one has to show support. I'd be lost with out those guys at the MAC counter.

Anyway, Schwinn fitness is owned by some Co. that also owns Nautilus and some other things, and LBS people may be able to fix you up, though it could be tricky. I use the local Jewish Community Center gym, very service oriented, and got the directors attention after he had to fire the person who kept saying NO NO NO! (Badly judged senteance deleted) I just brought in a good saddle, got him in the studio, showed the difference and explained that I had arthritis in the SI joints and the stock saddles just injured me worse. Cycling is my only aerobic option cause of knee damage, so he was really cool about solving the problem. He also has a masters in Phys ed, so he could comprehend the issue, and that was a big deal. Most gym staff is woefully ignorant.

Medical Nessecity was the big selling point- and finally talking to the man in charge. A lot of the crummy low wage help in a lot of gyms neither understands, nor cares. You need to find the management guy who understands that making you happy is his/ her job.

Good luck, maybe you can find the corporate website and explain that selling seatposts to hard core cyclist would be a sideline and get somebodys attention on that end.

Lizzy

Does this help? Polite persistence was a big part of it too. And befreinding the spin bike mechanic seemed to push it along.
Irulan2010-05-02 21:31:41 +0000 #5
thanks for the info... working with a mega glomerate health club is a pain to say the least.

Liz, I found the "Jews will really get it for you whole sale" comment to be rather offensive... there's a lot of nasty history behind those stereotypes and I'd rather not see them on this board. Any time one has to say "that was a joke" perhaps it shouldn't have been said at all...

that being said, let's see what the 24 hour folks have to say about personal seat posts for spinner. onward....

Irulan
missliz2010-05-02 22:09:20 +0000 #6
My sincerest apologies about the remark- my Jewish freinds say it, laugh about it, do it, and I didn't think of it as an offensively stereotypical thing since they don't. If it does bother people I won't ever mention such again. They just really did get me the part wholesale- you may pay a markup on the figure I quoted, be prepared. I edited out the badly thought out remark, and will avoid such in the future. You're absolutely right, point taken.

Mea Culpa

Lizzy, tugging at the foot in her mouth...
Irulan2010-05-02 21:35:51 +0000 #7
humor's always as tough call, and things lose a lot via the internet sometimes. I"m pretty sensitive about ceertain kinds of humor.

What I really mean, is, you can take your foot out now. Let's go back to the hair-do thread, it was just getting good.

Irulan
missliz2010-05-02 22:55:18 +0000 #8
Thank you Irulan. You may be as sensitive as you like, just call me on it to my face so I may apologize and learn something. And that was apallingly written on my part, I must say.

Lizzy

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