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Schwinn Airdyne differences? Older vs. newer? Buying used.

I am looking into buying a Schwinn Airdyne, but I don't want to spend a lot by buying new. I have seen them in classifieds for a decent prices, but are older and the consoles look different than the newer ones that they have at my gym. The ones at my gym are the AD4 and have the newer display that is digital and black/gray colors. On the older ones, I have seen 2 other types that are either really old looking and a large black box type, or a slightly smaller white/cream colored one which is digital. What exact changes have been made over the years and what would I need to look out for when buying used and wanting to update to the newer console? Also, I saw an older airdyne comp, is this a better/more sturdy version?

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SOURCE: Looking for a Manual for an OLDER Schwinn Airdyne,

Send me your email address & I will send you a copy of the airdyne manual I scanned. It is a pdf copy which has description and instructions for your Airdyne computer. It has automatic (scans all features) and manual (stays on the 2 items you select in the display windows)and tells you how to change from manual to automatic and how to operate the computer. (terpcafe@yahoo.com)

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SOURCE: Battery cover & battery type for ergometer older unit

The battery cover is no longer made since this bike was last built in the late 1980's. I would recommend giving the man a timer/watch. I do have one of these little black round batter covers, and would sell for $25. However, all it does is create a timer for the rider. He already can use the analog computer to see his mileage, load, and can re-set the lower mileage to zero every workout. All the battery cover will allow is for him to set a timer for how many minutes he wants to workout for. Or he can pust the start button to time his workout. (my email is terpcafe@yahoo.com)

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SOURCE: My airdyne is locked up

Take it in for service, it more that likely needs a new bottom bracket rebuild or kit. You have to have the right tools to replace or rebuild. Make sure that your chainguard is not stopping the chain from moving.

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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How To Identify the Model of a Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike

  • We'd like to share some characteristics of the Schwinn Airdyne bikes that can be used to help you identify the model of your Airdyne bike.

What size/type fan does it have? Is it a spoke fan like a bicycle wheel or short wide blade fan?

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

  • AD3, AD4 bikes have two chains.
  • AD Pro/Comp and AD Evolution Pro/Comp bikes have a chain and a belt.

How do the crank arms attach to the Airdyne, by wedge pin or bolt?

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What kind of batteries does the schwinn Airdyne take its about 22 yrs old?


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http://www.sportsmith.net/images/product_support/schwinn/service_manuals/Airdyne%20Evolution%20electronic%20trouble%20shooting.pdf

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The age of the machine is not as big of a replacement parts hinder as is Schwinn going through so many buy outs since 1988.

One of the best exercise repair parts on online is FitnessRepairParts.com. They have consoles which are similar to your generation of machine for 170.00 - 240.00

Otherwise schwinn was most recently owned by Nautilus/Bowflex/LAMAR fitness and they may be able to help through their website.

Sorry, I don't have a great source of imformation to help with. I repair Schwinn exercise and it has become very hard to find parts recently as the new generation of AEROdynes are very different. Although, up until maybe 1-2 years ago, nothing had changed for 30 years.

Alternatively, search craigslist and ebay. You may have to buy an entire unit to get the part you desire. Often they have a drive mechanism worn out which devalues them to the seller, but has minimal to do with your search.

Good Luck.

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it may need to be calibrated. Call schwinn or Treadmill Doctor at 800-750-4766 to walk you thru the calibration.

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Looking for a Manual for an OLDER Schwinn Airdyne, cannot find any numbers. "Computer" has only 5 buttons plus 2 "select" buttons on Work/Speed, Time/Total. Buttons labelled left to right: Time/Reset,...


Send me your email address & I will send you a copy of the airdyne manual I scanned. It is a pdf copy which has description and instructions for your Airdyne computer. It has automatic (scans all features) and manual (stays on the 2 items you select in the display windows)and tells you how to change from manual to automatic and how to operate the computer. (terpcafe@yahoo.com)

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Owner's manual for older Schwinn Airdyne


http://support.nautilus.com/support/schwinn/uprightbikes/prdcdovr~3550012/Schwinn+Airdyne+Exercise+Bike.jsp
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