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Old 11-16-08, 02:52 PM   #1
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Computing Indoor Cycling Cadence

Computing Indoor Cycling Cadence :

I have a Schwinn 113 indoor stationary bike with computerized … everything … it seems. Yet the RESULTS display doesn’t give RPM (cadence).

The display does give me: - duration … heart rate … speed … distance … calories burned … even watts of energy expended. Sorry … no gearing data.

Is there a ready formula for computing RPM (cadence) based on some of these criteria? Thanks.

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Old 11-16-08, 03:01 PM   #2
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You need one extra to be displayed and that is Time- but that may be covered by duration.

Count the number of turns in 15 seconds and X 4 to get the figure
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The previous post nailed it: Cadence is a fairly useless function for a rider with even minimal experience. You develop a feel for it quickly, and if you don't, you can count it yourself: turns in 10 seconds times six or turns in 15 seconds times four. I do it occasionally and rarely miss by more than 2-4 rpm.
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Is there a ready formula for computing RPM (cadence) based on some of these criteria?


Can you count? Can you tell time? If so, I'm sure you can manage to figure out your cadence ... and incidentally, it's done the same way you'd do it outside.
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BTW, if your distance reads anything other than zero, it is wrong.
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