Elliptical machines? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 11th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1
jimmyroyse
webwheeler
 
jimmyroyse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-13-06
Location: troy/dearborn mi
Posts: 454
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Elliptical machines?

need some advice on elliptical machines. My better half wants one and I know zip about them.
Craigscam is full of them and prices are everything from 50.- up past 1000.-

is it possible to get a good one for 2-300.- ??
jimmyroyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old April 11th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #2
dreezy
Haggard Fab
 
dreezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-28-08
Location: Holland Mi
Posts: 10,163
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to dreezy Send a message via MSN to dreezy
Default

I would imagine they dont make quite as good of a catch-all as a tredmill, but im sure clothes will hang on them just fine.
__________________
"you think you're precious, I think you're shit."

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScOoTeR View Post
Ryan, if I wanted any shit from you, I'd go looking for Leah's strap-on.
dreezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3
kerryann
German cars are hot
 
kerryann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,442
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

I would buy one used. I have used them at the gym but I dont really know much more about them. This time of year why not get a bike and actually get your ass out of the house
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4
jimmyroyse
webwheeler
 
jimmyroyse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-13-06
Location: troy/dearborn mi
Posts: 454
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

deffinatly used, most of these become coat racks within a month anyway.
outside?
jimmyroyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #5
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,362
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Just buy your better half some shelves and hangers for her laundry.
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #6
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,243
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
Just buy your better half some shelves and hangers for her laundry.
Nahh...

He just needs to post up some pictures of her and everyone here will quickly decide whether she needs an elliptical or not.
mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #7
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,362
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

I'm guessing she does since she asked for one. If she didn't she'd do like kerry ann and go to the gym, or ride her bike, or go for a run, outside.
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #8
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,243
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
I'm guessing she does since she asked for one. If she didn't she'd do like kerry ann and go to the gym, or ride her bike, or go for a run, outside.
Point well made.
mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #9
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,362
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

in other words just get her some hangers and shelves and new laundry baskets, she'll still get the same amount of exercise if he were to buy her the ellipticle exercising machine
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #10
kerryann
German cars are hot
 
kerryann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,442
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
in other words just get her some hangers and shelves and new laundry baskets, she'll still get the same amount of exercise if he were to buy her the ellipticle exercising machine
Cleaning the house burns calories too.. I would like to volunteer my house for people to come and do that sort of workout in, but Mike hate's people in our house soo..... I am sorry that I can't be of service to those in need

My honest opinion is that to make something sustainable you have to find something you love. I have never met anyone who LOVED their elliptical. Those people may exist but to most people it's just a chore. For example, I love my new bike. I am watching the weather today and hoping its going to be warm enough to bike (I hate the cold more than I love my bike). Know your own truths and adjust to them.
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #11
RockyMtnMike
Senior Member
 
RockyMtnMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-14-06
Location: Brownstown
Posts: 1,321
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

We have had the $300 models and they suck if you actually use them. We bought a Body Solid (think it was an E5 or 6 model) about 5 years ago and it is just as solid as a commercial model. We paid about $1000 for it but it comes with a lifetime warranty on everything including the monitor. The thing you need to decide is if it's going to see regular use, if the answer is a "true" yes then you need to spend the money to get a quality machine otherwise it just won't last. Ours has probably seen an average of 7 hours of use per week for the past 5 years and it's still just as smooth as day 1 with no service.
RockyMtnMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #12
RockyMtnMike
Senior Member
 
RockyMtnMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-14-06
Location: Brownstown
Posts: 1,321
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looks like the E5 & 6 are discontinued and only the E7 is sold now which has a MSRP of about $2700. I did a quick search on Ebay and if you want to make the trip out to IL there is a very nice machine for $399. Here is the link.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Body-Solid-E...9#ht_500wt_951
RockyMtnMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #13
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,243
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

We had a Blowflex once. Needless to say I do not look like the guy on the commercial...
mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #14
grandcherokee
I am woman,hear me moan!
 
grandcherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Eaton Rapids, MI
Posts: 1,283
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to grandcherokee
Default

If you get one buy a nicer one..The 200-300 will rattle you silly...I have a Schwinn 420 with about 10 miles on it..Nice and smooth ...computer settings for more resistance .I'll sell it to you for $400.00 look it up !
__________________
1994 YJ
1993 XJ
1994 XJ

2000 Grand Cherokee
2002 Chevy Silverado
2008 Liberty

grandcherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #15
jimmyroyse
webwheeler
 
jimmyroyse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-13-06
Location: troy/dearborn mi
Posts: 454
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Thanks. The collective knowledge base here is amazing.
jimmyroyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #16
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,362
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grandcherokee View Post
If you get one buy a nicer one..The 200-300 will rattle you silly...I have a Schwinn 420 with about 10 miles on it..Nice and smooth ...computer settings for more resistance .I'll sell it to you for $400.00 look it up !
But, is it good at hanging clothes on?

10 miles, what did you use it twice?
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #17
ppkaprince98
Size Matters (.)(.)
 
ppkaprince98's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-20-08
Location: Hudsonville, Mi
Posts: 3,639
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

IMO, the only difference between the cheap and expensive models are electronics like fans, and heart monitors and tv's and big LCD displays, they just look fancier, but I dont think the moving parts are much different.
ppkaprince98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #18
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,243
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

Might I suggest this:

Antique Reel Type Self-Propelled Lawnmower - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Exercise and a manicured lawn. Win Win.

You're welcome.
mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #19
mschaffer66
Senior Member
 
mschaffer66's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 9,243
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
But, is it good at hanging clothes on?

10 miles, what did you use it twice?
Maybe more like the store he picked it up from was 10 miles away?
mschaffer66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #20
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,362
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mschaffer66 View Post
Maybe more like the store he picked it up from was 10 miles away?
I think he is a she. But it sounds like it was a good clothes hanger.

Quote:
IMO, the only difference between the cheap and expensive models are electronics like fans, and heart monitors and tv's and big LCD displays, they just look fancier, but I dont think the moving parts are much different.
Have you been on a nice elliptical at a gym and then stepped on a cheap elliptical at MC sports or dicks?
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.26971 seconds with 81 queries