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ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND REPLACEMENT TIRE AND COMPUTER FOR THE PTS Turbo 1000 recumbent exercise bike?.
Have two of these in our assisted living center. One needs a new tire. Both need new computer. Have had no luck finding compatable parts
These bikes are idea for individuals with limited mobility. It's a shame they didn't continue making them.
Go to airfreetires.com and buy 27 x 1 1/4 Nu teck Savannah Cruiser (17-18)(630). cost 34 bucks plus s& h. there is info on that site about supplying 500 of these tires in the last 11 years to replace tires on this bike. they also speak incredibly highly of this bike as well. read blog. very interesting. this is a cult bike.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
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I was the production foreman for Pro Tec way back when, so hopefully I can help you a little.
As for the tire, depending on the actual production date and model, most of them were manufactured in house, so unless someone happens to have a supply stashed somewhere there is no direct replacement.
It is possible, and some of the first ones built did, use a normal tubed bicycle tire. We switched from those because under heavy use they did wear faster than we liked. So that is one option. I understand there maybe a website that carries solid tires that will work. Another option is to attempt to make a tire. The material should be available at a home repair store, if you took the tire in and tried to match the tubing. This is a last resort in my opinion but it is feasible.
Honestly I think I would try a normal tire or solid first. You should be able to remove the wheel and take it to a bicycle shop. It will need a liner to protect the inner tube. If you need I can walk you through removing and reinstalling the wheel.
As for the computer. For the life of me I can't remember the brand we used. I am guessing you have the handlebar mounted one with a small square head, as opposed to the fully computerised 2000 model.
Replacing it may be a bit of a problem. The computer set up was a stock bicycle computer. However we made a jumper wire to accomidate the length of the frame that plugged into the sensor lead and the computer mount.
As a stock item the sensor was connected to the mount so it involved cutting the wires, soldering connectors onto both the cut end of the mount and sensor. Then making another wire with connectors to run from under the seat along the frame and to where the sensor is mounted near the wheel. In theory any new bicycle computer could be used to replace the old one.
If you aren't up for that task, there's the possibility that there is some sort of wireless system available.
To install it you would need to lossen or remove the wheel cover to mount the other half of the sensor unit to the spokes. Depending on when the bike was manufactured this can range for very easy to a bit tricky.
Probably not everything you wanted to hear but I hope it helps
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks a lot;this was the best recumbant ever made. Have two -bought one for parts and it turned out to be mint except for computer, which is missing"
Such a shame not in business anymore, I bought mine in 1990 after using one in a gym and fell in love with it. Still worked up until just this past year, 2009. The wheel just started cracking off one little piece at a time, it is now all gone down to the steel wheel. The bike still looks brand new and definitely has a Cat Eye little computer. Can't wait to get it working again.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
I used an old garden hose and gorilla tape and I lubed the roller bar. It works great.
Posted on Apr 30, 2015
Picked up one of these without the tire curbside... free! Went to Home Depot bought the clear vinyl piping that looks like enormous aquarium tubing..all clear size 7/8" OD 5/8" ID made by Watts SKU# 364332 PART# HSVMK10 It was a 10 foot piece that I patiently cut and sized down to a perfect fit with a bit of stretch. I laid it into the well, used some gorilla tape to mate the ends and popped in in the wheel...perfect fit. Now I just have to figure out how to reset the gears because they are a bit screwy...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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