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03-02-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By littleArnold

True. Don't know how reliable heart rate monitor...

True. Don't know how reliable heart rate monitor on stationary bike is anyway. Got on tonight cycled at usual pace could talk to wife while cycled but it said 180 heart rate which didn't make sense....
03-01-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By littleArnold

Ideal heart rate?

So when on stationary bike my heart rate is around 134 to 137. When I do wind sprints on the bike that jumps up to like 157 before i tire out and resume to normal pace. What should my ideal heart...
02-26-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,584
Posted By littleArnold

I am starting to think your right. I been riding...

I am starting to think your right. I been riding an upright stationary bike at the gym at a speed of 19-20 mph, but today I tried a recumbent stationary bike at the gym and only was able to go at a...
02-24-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,584
Posted By littleArnold

I think that could actually be part of the...

I think that could actually be part of the reason. I might put more effort in the stationary bike just because it is so boring and I want to get the hour over with indoors vs outdoors much more...
02-23-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,584
Posted By littleArnold

Why am I so much faster on stationary bike vs outside riding?

I been on stationary bike since it has been snowing/ raining outside. I can ride about 19-20 miles in an hour on a stationary bike at health club, but outside I am lucky to go at a pace of 15 mph in...
10-14-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,954
Posted By littleArnold

I got a steel Schwinn mountain bike and an...

I got a steel Schwinn mountain bike and an aluminum hybrid Trek. On very bumpy roads with a lot fallen branches the mountain bike will absorb all the bumps in road much better. I think if you want a...
10-09-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah all choices. I am partial to the old...

Yeah all choices. I am partial to the old Schwinn's I have to admit, maybe it is just growing up with them as a kid and my dad riding them. I really like the look of the old Schwinn's I think they...
10-08-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,559
Posted By littleArnold

I try to ride in good or bad weather. In bad...

I try to ride in good or bad weather. In bad weather I ride an old used Schwinn Mountain bike and leave my new Trek Hybrid in the Garage.

in good weather I can ride at about 15-16 mph, but in...
10-08-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

yeah that is a nice bike that would fit me... I...

yeah that is a nice bike that would fit me... I might think about that bike thanks for the tip :)
10-08-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

I guess I only know Schwinn from that era and I...

I guess I only know Schwinn from that era and I am sure Schwinn from that era commands a premium. You said maybe broadening my selection what other used bikes from that era besides Schwinn were you...
10-07-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

I didn't know there was such a big difference...

I didn't know there was such a big difference between the old Schwinn bikes. My father had an old Schwinn road bike he rode when I was a kid I couldn't keep up with him :) He said he bought it for...
10-07-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,426
Posted By littleArnold

Interesting learn something new all the time on...

Interesting learn something new all the time on here. I coast at 3 and 9 just because at 6 and 12 my pedal tends to scrape on some corners but I never knew i was coasting at the ideal position at 3...
10-07-17, 03:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

Well I also ride an old used Schwinn Mnt bike...

Well I also ride an old used Schwinn Mnt bike bought from a co-worker that is like 45 lbs and I have no problem climbing hills with that so the weight isn't that much a concern. I ride mainly on flat...
10-06-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By littleArnold

I ride with blue jeans, steel toe work boots, a...

I ride with blue jeans, steel toe work boots, a raggedy torn work shirt, and a light coat. I am a computer technician inside a warehouse and ride when I get off work not bothering to get out of work...
10-06-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,237
Posted By littleArnold

Getting a used Schwinn Varsity?

I would love a road bike, I don't really care if it is faster than my Trek Hybrid or not. I really like the old Schwinn Varsity bikes. They sell for decent price on eBay , but don't know about...
10-03-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By littleArnold

I have a trek hybrid and I got a schwinn hybrid...

I have a trek hybrid and I got a schwinn hybrid for my wife, I notice a definite difference in speed between the bikes just from riding the two bikes. A road bike would be faster but I think it...
10-01-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,613
Posted By littleArnold

Rode 10km today with my wife at her pace. We went...

Rode 10km today with my wife at her pace. We went at about a 10km/hr pace. I set it for her, she fell behind a few times and I coached her said c'mon hun my pace. Eventually want her to get up to...
09-30-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,305
Posted By littleArnold

I guess it really depends what hybrid you have. I...

I guess it really depends what hybrid you have. I have a Hybrid Trek FX 2 bike that is built more like a road bike, thin tires and has more of a bent-over racing position. I ride now about 27km/ hr...
09-30-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By littleArnold

Put on 30lbs now I'm faster?

I cycled down to 135lbs lost lot fat then stopped and did weight training gained fat and muscle now I'm actually faster Being 30lbs heavier. I was averaging 25km an hour over 20 miles now I'm doing...
09-28-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,780
Posted By littleArnold

we do go fairly slow. She can only cycle at...

we do go fairly slow. She can only cycle at 5-10mph, but most of the time it probably is more like 5mph. This is the case regardless what bike I give her. Schwinn Hybrid, Schwinn mountain bike, Trek...
09-28-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,780
Posted By littleArnold

Why do I cycle faster than wife in same gear?

I'm trying figure out why I cycle faster than wife in same gear i h
Use a slower cadence than her and will coast a lot to help her catch up. This is case regardless bike she rides. She weighs 100...
09-25-17, 11:29 AM
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Views: 75,613
Posted By littleArnold

Been Riding 10 miles a day with wife after work I...

Been Riding 10 miles a day with wife after work I go her pace which is only like 10miles an hour she is getting a lot better
09-24-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By littleArnold

I decided to get her a Schwinn Hybrid Women's...

I decided to get her a Schwinn Hybrid Women's bike. Paid like $370 for it. Went to a bike shop saw the bike and she really liked it. She loves it. It is upright so it doesn't hurt her back. It has a ...
09-23-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah she is like only 5' tall, 100 lbs and I am...

Yeah she is like only 5' tall, 100 lbs and I am like 5'5", 165 lbs. We are both very small. She has like no strength. She can't even bench the bar when I take her to the gym with me and I usually put...
09-22-17, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By littleArnold

I use a cheap like $10 pump got from Walmart. It...

I use a cheap like $10 pump got from Walmart. It works fine getting 55-60 psi on my mountain bike but for my higher pressure tires that need 70-90 psi on my hybrid and if I ever decide to get a road...
09-21-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By littleArnold

Am I using wrong pump for hybrid?

Pump I use only can get 60 psi in hybrid tires on tires it says 70 to 90 psi no matter how much pump can't get above 60 psi?
09-21-17, 03:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah I am thinking maybe a Cruiser from Schwinn....

Yeah I am thinking maybe a Cruiser from Schwinn. My mother bought a very nice Cruiser used from a Schwinn Bike shop. I might look into that. Have my wife test ride it. Or I might see if can raise...
09-17-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By littleArnold

It looks like a nice bike. something like that...

It looks like a nice bike. something like that but lighter in weight. I think a woman's bike would better for her. She has a hard time for some reason lifting her leg over the men's bar at the top...
09-17-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By littleArnold

Good bike to get for wife?

I have been enjoying going on bike rides with my wife, but um trying find right bike for her is an issue. I have a used steel Schwinn mountain bike I have her ride and sometimes I have her ride my...
05-21-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,807
Posted By littleArnold

your right I have absolutely no idea what a...

your right I have absolutely no idea what a groupset is and I would have no clue what parts fit what particular frame. I am a complete novice to putting bikes together and fixing them, a bike shop or...
05-21-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,807
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah a problem I have is I have no idea how to...

Yeah a problem I have is I have no idea how to repair or fix bikes at all or put parts on and take parts off. I don't even know how to fix a flat tire. So if I got a vintage bike and bought new parts...
05-18-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,807
Posted By littleArnold

What would be faster used Schwinn Paramount or entry level Trek Road bike?

I feel stupid having this obsession really wanting someday to buy myself a road bike wasting money. I bought a Trek Hybrid a couple months ago should be happy with that, just can't get the thought of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,486
Posted By littleArnold

I am talking averaging 20mph over a course of 20...

I am talking averaging 20mph over a course of 20 or more miles. Right now I average about 23/kph or roughly 14 - 15mph over a 20 mile bike trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,486
Posted By littleArnold

Possible for me to get up to 20mph on road bike?

I mistakenly was thinking I was up to 23mph on Hybrid, but I am discovering that was kilometers per hour. If I am going around 14-15 mph on Hybrid if I got a decent road bike some day could I get up...
05-17-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah I think your right. I think it is kmh. I was...

Yeah I think your right. I think it is kmh. I was wondering how come I can go much faster on the hybrid then on the stationary bike in the gym. On the stationary bike at a health club I go to it says...
05-17-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By littleArnold

Unless what I am reading on my speedometer thing...

Unless what I am reading on my speedometer thing got from trek store is not mph but something else. That is what I think it says :) hit the pace/distance thing per hour button and it says 23/hour at...
05-17-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By littleArnold

If your looking for a Hybrid I would recommend a...

If your looking for a Hybrid I would recommend a Trek Hybrid. I bought an FX Trek Hybrid and this bike is so fast compared to my Schwinn mountain bike. Very smooth ride and I have a 3 year warranty...
05-09-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,897
Posted By littleArnold

It was in spring, summer, and fall. I think...

It was in spring, summer, and fall.

I think what I am going to do is alternate between hybrid and mountain bike. On the paths with more debris and possible road hazards I will ride the mountain...
05-07-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,897
Posted By littleArnold

Got my first flat, how to avoid in future?

I got my first flat on my new Trek hybrid bike this week, luckily it was covered under warranty and they fixed it for free. Got a new tire. I rode my used Schwinn mountain bike for a year on same...
04-29-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By littleArnold

Do you ever ride stationary bike when can't bike?

I try my hardest to get 100 miles in a week of biking, but when I can't get 100 miles in on bike due to bad weather I substitute my miles on stationary bike. Like this week we have had 4 days of...
04-25-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,649
Posted By littleArnold

Speed isn't my ultimate goal it is distance for...

Speed isn't my ultimate goal it is distance for weight loss. I am though working a little on speed. I can ride 20 miles at 18-20 mph. I would like to ride 20 miles at a constant 20 mph+. Then work...
04-25-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By littleArnold

Weight training program for cycling?

I was curious what weight training programs cyclists on this forum use?

Right now I do a twice a week HIT weight training program and ride my bike the other 5 days of the week. Lost a total of 73...
04-18-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,019
Posted By littleArnold

When I got my Trek Hybrid that is one thing I...

When I got my Trek Hybrid that is one thing I discovered the hard way, no kickstand. At first it took some getting use to, bike collapsed a few times. I am quickly learning to adapt just fine without...
04-17-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By littleArnold

I got an electronic device this weekend from Trek...

I got an electronic device this weekend from Trek Store that measures cadence and mph for my bike. I initially started riding bike in higher gears like I was doing before at a slower cadence and it...
04-14-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By littleArnold

d ok this was very helpful thank you. Yeah I...

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ok this was very helpful thank you. Yeah I am using chainring 48 and the smaller 6 & 5 cogs. It is what I figured switching to cogs 7&8 would be bad for the bike. I will try chainring 38 then...
04-13-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By littleArnold

Confused about gearing?

Ok I recently got a Trek Hybrid. It has 3 speeds in front small, medium, big crank and it has 8 gears in the back. I thought I read somewhere that you do not want both your front gears and back gears...
04-13-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,872
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah I think that is the bike. I was slow to...

Yeah I think that is the bike. I was slow to respond because I had to get details from dad and show him the picture of the bike. I talked to my father more about the bike. He said when he originally...
04-13-17, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By littleArnold

Biggest impact on performance lose 20 lbs or ride a road bike?

What would have the biggest impact on my overall performance. Losing 20 lbs or riding a road bike?

Right now I am bouncing around at 153-155 lbs. I got a lot better when I dropped last year...
04-12-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,872
Posted By littleArnold

The frame is too faded for me to really tell if...

The frame is too faded for me to really tell if it is a varsity or paramount. Asked my father about it. He said when he bought the bike in the 70's he paid over $300 for it and that was a lot of...
04-11-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,872
Posted By littleArnold

Yeah it is an old 10 speed Schwinn road bike.

Yeah it is an old 10 speed Schwinn road bike.
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