I got this older columbia road bike for my girlfriend for 15 dollars.
its an old youth sized road bike
it has a one piece crack, unlike my schwinn fixed gear conversion, that has a 3 peice crank.
On my fixed gear, even when it was single speed I found it soo much easier to pedal, especially going up inclines.
on this old one piece crank, the crank arms are a little shorter than my schwinn,
but they both have 27 inch wheels- the columbia is really heavy, compared to my schwinn- but can that make it harder to pedal?
The gear ratio is similar on both bikes, the columbia is a single speed-
anyone know what it might be? Should I take apart the bottom bracket and check it out?
I wonder if the crank/bottom bracket is well worn and is rubbing in an area causing friction?
I hear a clicking noise when I pedal also-
I got the bike for my girlfriend to ride, but I am killing myself trying to ride it, she rode 20 feet and couldnt take it?