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I have a Schwinn Windsprint Airdyne exercise bike. I bought it used from a Play It Again Sports store about 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, the gear shift controller became inoperable (I believe the

Unlike the original and current Airdyne bikes, the Windsprint has a gear shift on the right handle bar that shifts very similar to the way a motorcycle shifts. This is problem #1. The next issue concerns the chain, belt and peddle drive assembly. The chain recently popped off after a nephew peddled the bike backwards. The chain was reattached, however, when the peddles are engaged, the fan (as you know the source of the resistance in Schwinn Airdyne bikes) fails to turn. I do not have a manual and am not mechanically inclined. I am guessing at everything I am undertaking with the bike. It is an excellent bike otherwise.

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SOURCE: the gears will not shift on the right handle or the left properly

There are good instructions here under front and rear derailleur adjustments:http://www.parktool.com/repair/byregion.asp?catid=53 This is my favourite site:http://sheldonbrown.com/gearing/index.html Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: when peddling bike seems to try to shift gears

There may be some chain links that do not move freely. turn the pedal slowly backwards and check for siezed links, as it goes through the deraileur.

A worn chain can do this as well, unfortunately you usually have to change the chain and sprocket cluster as a pair. If you just put a new chain on a similar problem can occur.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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Does your Airdyne bike have two chains or a chain and a belt?

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