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Spin Class Question(6 posts)

Spin Class Question53T
Feb 8, 2003 10:17 AM
Where I take spin classes they have just implemented new maintenance procedures. On the advice of the service company that tunes up the Jonny G Pro cycles, they want all seat post and bar posts removed, wiped down and left on the floor after every class.

Is this the practice wher you spin? If not what are the rules in your neighborhood?
Are they on crack?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 8, 2003 10:27 AM
Its normal to wipe down the bikes. Then depending on the club to take the seatpost out so people can't ride it. But to take a seatposts and bars out completely is weird. The only reason I could think of why they would do this is because poeple over spray the bikes leading to rust? This is easily solved by telling people to spray the cloth then the bike.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
re: Spin Class Questiontwospoke
Feb 9, 2003 7:52 AM
No rules where I go, in fact yesterday I brought in my pedal wrench, and took of the pedals, and put my Looks on, and no one said a word.
wait until someone cross threads the cranksColnagoFE
Feb 10, 2003 9:36 AM
then you'll see a ban on changing pedals. those cranks are really cheap and easy to damage. in most clubs they only allow you to switch em out if you let the instructor do it. doesn't your club have look compatible cleats already? most have SPD/Look/toe strap combo pedals.
Not uncommonjtolleson
Feb 9, 2003 11:18 AM
The seatposts and barposts (I guess that's what I'll call 'em) on the Johnny G spinners can corrode in place over time. Sweat and other moisture gets into the tube and it never really gets an opportunity to move fully and dry out.

I've not seen a "remove fully" instruction but at several gyms have been asked to pull them out to their MAX height so the full length is exposed to air.
what's the big deal?ColnagoFE
Feb 10, 2003 9:33 AM
Yeah some clubs where I teach want you to do this. The bikes rust up like the tin woodman without oil if you don't do some kind of preventative stuff like this.