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Unbricking a $2,000 Bike With a $10 Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Similar to right-to-repair; what do you do when proprietary tech is no longer supported? The more connected a device is the more it will rely on updates and networks and servers. Over on the blog ptx2 they show how they managed to get a very expensive bike reconnected.

Flywheel recently and abruptly shut down the Home Bike service following a legal battle with their competitor, Peloton. The bike does still work in that you can still pedal and adjust the resistance and technically get a workout. But the app is no longer so there are no classes, no competition, and no stats.

The rest of the post is a walk-through of my experience writing some code that enables the Flywheel Home Bike to work with Zwift and other training apps. It likely also works for the LifeFitness IC5 and support for other bikes should be easy to add.

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