I bought a Schwinn "Skyliner" at Walmart - I guess it's what they call a comfort bike. Straight bars, 26" x 1.96" tires, 21 gears. Originally got it to do family rides on bike paths and the neighborhood, but have gotten more into it that the rest of the family. I've been riding a hilly 7 mile loop several times a week that includes a good bit of climbing.
I have replaced the tires with 26x1.5 "city slicks", but everything else is still stock. Does it make any sense to add clipless pedals to such a cheap, heavy bike?
Right now I'm just riding for fun and fitness, so the weight and clunkiness of the bike don't bother me, but if I wanted to commute (11 miles each way) or try longer trips, I think I'd want something lighter and better fitted to my body.
Thanks for your thoughts.