Any recommendations for an indoor (stationary) bicycle?
My ancient exercise bike died & must be replaced. I should have replaced it months ago but delayed while I considered an elliptical machine (and gained 20 pounds). I've decided on another bike.
My girlfriend has a Schwinn Airdyne & is happy. She listens to music via earbuds, so the bike's noise isn't an issue. I like the arm involvement.
My carrot is TV but I don't want the neighbors to have to hear it as well. The old bike was loud and I used to use headphones but due to sweat issues I'd rather not. Earbuds are not comfortable. Also, the Schwinn is not cheap & money is tight with daughters in school for next seven years.
I've done quite a bit of research on elliptical machines but almost none on stationary bicycles, at least not yet.
So, any suggestions? Personal recommendations? Things to look for or things to avoid?
Thanks. (BTW- a gym membership or other outside-the-home-solution isn't an option.)