Buying advice for a knee problem


New Member
May 13, 2016
St Petersburg, FL
Hi there, I have some questions about buying a bike for myself, please. I want to mostly use it for recreation and exercise, and I'm in a really urban area. My problem is an old knee injury that hasn't been completely corrected by surgeries and PT. I have about 100 degrees of range of motion in my right knee, and it's been "stuck" at that for several years now. I can't ride the stationary bikes at the gym because of the limited ROM, because I can't keep my foot on the pedal the entire way around, if that makes sense.

I had someone suggest that I could get a bike modified to accommodate the range of motion, but he wasn't very specific as to what sort of modification it'd need to be, and I readily admit that I'm not super bike-savvy. If anyone could point me in the right direction, and maybe let me know if it's something that could be done on a DIY basis by someone with very limited bike experience but a fair amount of mechanical aptitude (since funds are limited) I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!