Sunday, April 6, 2014

Installing a Bike Computer on an Airdyne

I've been wanting to keep track of my Airdyne workouts for quite awhile.  I bought a cheap one off Craigslist for 50 bucks and the old computer never worked.  I installed a Sigma 509.  Thanks to Joe owner of Crossfit 8th day here in Grand Rapids, MI for helping me out.  Don't poo poo the power of the Airdyne.  You can get a tremendous and safe workout on one.



Here is how the actual set up of the bike computer can be done

6 comments:

Keith's Blog said...

Hi, just wondering...do you need to remove the entire cage around the fan wheel in order to cut the plastic shield and attach the magnet to the spoke? I don't see any other way to do it on the airdyne.

Kevin Smith said...

Just curious, are you still using an Airdyne?
I found one for $50 that I will be purchasing, tonight.
Would you be OK with me asking some questions about them and your experience training with them?

Keith's Blog said...

Yes, I still use my old Airdyne at home and use a fancier Air Assault bike at my gym. Wow, you got lucky finding one for just $50.

What questions do you have?

Kevin Smith said...

Thanks for responding!
I just wanted to know if you knew of any good workouts for "building my engine".
I've been doing a basic "tabata" with it and that has been a real lung burner.
Any other suggestions?

Jason Ross said...

On basic recovery days you can just go for a mile pace. On a tempo day you can figure out your cadence, lets say you do 65 RPM in a minute. You do 1 minute on, 1 min off. Repeat until you can't keep that tempo.
Power endurance. All out for 5 seconds. Lets say you get it to 40. Rest 1 minute. Repeat until you can't lets say hit 37 on each 5 second all out burst.

Kevin Smith said...

Thank you, Jason. That looks real good.