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Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike

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Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike

Ride in style on the Schwinn Admiral 700CC Ladies Bike. This Women's 7speed bicycle combines retro style with today's technology to give you a fun and comfortable ride. With its rear rack, the Schwinn Women's bike is perfect for urban commuting or running errands on a warm day. With alloy linear-pull brakes, it will prevent unintended accidents. The lightweight Womens comfort bicycle comes color-matched fenders and Schwinn rear spring rack for an unmatched riding experience. Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your Schwinn Women's bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.
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Questions & Answers for Schwinn Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike

Question

Cruiser/ Saddle

How big & comfy is the saddle/seat? Do I need to replace it with a gel saddle?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CJ121
 - St. Louis, MO
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The most amazingly comfortable bike seat I've ever encountered in my life. I really, really regretted giving up that seat when I had to return my damaged and non-working bike.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
DynaPink
answer 2
I love my new bicycle, and so I've made an effort to research quite a bit about cycling in my happiness over the whole deal.

Firstly, I find the seat comfortable enough that I don't need to replace it with anything. You can try adjusting it forward/back on the rails (a tiny bit) and also the angle. Everyone is different and the only way to know for sure is to try it. Make sure you give it a fair go- and wear proper clothes. If you have wrinkles and get irritated, that's not the fault of the seat, you know?

Even if the seat is not right for you, gel is not necessarily the right answer. Cushy is not always a good thing, because then you bear your weight on the softer tissues being squished because your sit bones are sinking into the gel. I'm not an expert by any means, but I read this and it makes perfect sense to me.

This seat is NOT your average mountain bike stock rock torture, so give it a try and go from there :)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
answer 3
Its pretty wide, I also thought I needed the gel, but I dont. But, I dont use it everyday, for hours...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
IAIAIAI
answer 4
no need to replace this seat, comfy is it's middle name !
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
provrealtor
 - providence, r.i.
answer 5
This is a very comfortable seat. I had replaced the seat on my previous bike with a rather expensive seat. I called it my Grandpa comfort seat. I have not bothered to switch it to the new bike, as the stock seat is as comfortable on long rides
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
mrwally219
 - NW Indiana
answer 6
I have no idea about a gel saddle, but this seat is good for my 4.5 ride to work.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
LabFamily
 - Chicago, Illinois
Question

Brakes that squeal

Hi -

I just bought the floor model of this bike from my local Walmart today. On the way home I noticed that the front brake squeals loudly when I try to stop.

Because I opted out of the 2 year service plan, am I able to return it to the store for repair or adjustments?

Also if anyone might know what is causing the problem and have a solution to correct it - I am open to suggestions.

Thanks!
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Mountain view
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
6 answers
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answer 1
Wow, you're lucky your front brake only squeals. The one I got emitted a scream from hades that could be heard for who knows how many blocks.

Even if my bike hadn't arrived damaged and with non-working rear brakes, I would have had to return it just because of the incredible shriek from the front brake.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
DynaPink
answer 2
Usually you are able to ask for the bicycle mechanic (though it may not be someone who comes in every day, best to ask first) and they are happy to provide adjustments for you.

You could also try a bike shop. It's fairly easy to adjust the brakes with an allen key, but without seeing it I don't know why it would be squealing, sorry.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
answer 3
Maybe the brakes or the fenders need adjustment. Call your local WM & ask someone in the Assembly Dept.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
CJ121
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 4
Mine did this also! In the shop, I was told that the rim is PAINTED and smooth. Eventually the brakes will mark the rims, take off the paint (leave it silver) and then be rough, and eliminate the squeal.
Also, my front brakes were backwards, so check that.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
IAIAIAI
answer 5
I also purchased the same bike and love it, except for the annoying brakes sqeaking ! I took the bike to a pro bike shop where they made the correct adjustment for $20.00. They indicated the bike is not a high end bike but suitable for leisurely rides and unfortunetly a bit of sqeaking from the brakes will always be their because of the parts used in manufacturing.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
provrealtor
 - providence, r.i.
answer 6
Mine did the same thing when I first got it. I discovered that it was actually the fender that was rubbing, rather than the breaks.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
LabFamily
 - Chicago, Illinois
Question

Frame Size

I am having trouble getting a good idea of the true size of this bike. I need and extra small frame. I'm only 5'3" and have pretty short legs. Can anyone give me an idea of the frame size?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shortrider25
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
6 answers
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answer 1
I don't know the exact height, its out in the garage, but I'm 5'4" and can touch flat foot when I have shoes on with mine. I do have the seat almost all the way down.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
tractorbabe
answer 2
I'm 5'2" and it works well for me....
short legs and all.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
rajanna
 - Oregon
answer 3
I am 5'2" with a 28" or29" inseam. When properly adjusted, your seat height is in relation to the pedals only: not the ground. While sitting in the seat with your heel on the pedal your leg should be straight. With the ball of your foot, leg should be slightly bent.

With that said, I CAN tiptoe the ground barely while in the seat.

However, it is extremely worth it to learn how to properly mount and dismount. That is, when coming to a stop, brake slowly and once almost stopped, use a pedal to step down off the seat onto the ground straddling your bike frame. (this is why men should have an inch or two clearance with their straight top tubes to not injure themselves) Then you move the pedal to a 3 o'clock position for your dominant foot. When you're ready to go again, you simply stand up on that pedal. Your weight pushes you forward as you slide up onto the seat so you have better balance due to the motion and you're off!

Hope that helps you: I absolutely love my new bike.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
answer 4
Im 5'7 and its good for me. The seat can be adjusted to as low as the back rack, which helps me have my long legs bent on the floor. The best is to go to the store and try it, then ship it
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
IAIAIAI
answer 5
The frame is large as well as the 700c wheels/tires. I dont think it would be a good choice for a short rider, tho Im sure the seat could be adjusted.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CJ121
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 6
The frame is sturdier than a racing bike, but not bulky. The wheel size is what may give you a problem, although I'm 5'7" with long legs and had to raise the seat quite a bit to fit me. I would suggest going to a store that sells bikes and sit on 24" and 26" bikes to see if your feet can touch the ground when you sit on the seat. Usually, if the balls of your feet can touch you should be fine. This is a great bike.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
LabFamily
 - Chicago, Illinois
Question

tube & stem replacement size?

What size tire tubes and stems do you need to replace a flat on this Admiral 700cc size tire??? Thank you.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
vvsigns
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
The tube size is 700C X 35/43C with a 33mm s/v.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Brandy79
answer 2
This bike appears in all respects to be an exact duplicate of the Gateway City bike offered by Target. My tube says: INP 636-21-13 IN NOVA made in china (35/44-622/630) 27x1.25-700x35/43c

I'd recommend taking your tire off and checking your own tube to be sure- it's great practice if you've never done it, and easy enough.

Not sure about the stem.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
Question

where can I get a replacement wheel?

After riding my new bike one time. We hit the front wheel with our truck. I would like to get a replacement wheel but can't seem to find one that matches the red wheel frame. How can I order a new one that will match the bike?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Yelm
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
4 answers
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answer 1
You can contact the manufacturer, Pacific Cycle at 1-800-626-2811 to see if they have an available rim for purchase.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Brandy79
answer 2
Just answering with something else that might be useful. On the top of the crank (where the pedals attach) with be a tiny sticker with the number for Pacific Cycle and the information they will ask you for if you contact customer service.

I was pleasantly surprised that, after owning my Gateway for 6 months, I contacted them to ask about the rear wheel not holding air- I was asking them which tube would be ok to replace it with. I mentioned the rear wheel being untrue when the bicycle was shipped to me.

Without further ado, I received a reply to let me know that they would be mailing me an entire rear wheel.

REAR wheel part #: 2267045
(for my Gateway- yours might be different with a red rim)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
answer 3
You could try calling Pacific Cycle directly using the number in your owners manual. I hear they are pretty good about replacing parts, though yours needing replacement due to a wreck would probably involve a part cost instead of free replacement.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
answer 4
Contact Schwinn directly.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
CJ121
 - St. Louis, MO
Question

Does this bike come in a mens bike?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes; it is red and is basically the same except for not being step-through.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
m3trore7ro
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 2
There could be something similar, but I have not seen one in my store.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TCatthePC
 - Duluth, GA
answer 3
As of this posting (9/7/11) Wal-Mart does not have a men's version that I can find. However, this bicycle is the exact duplicate of the Scwhinn Gateway City bike from Target, and they did have a gorgeous brown men's version.

So I'm keeping my eye out for the Wal-mart twin :)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
RedEyedTreeFr0g
 - Oregon
Question

How many lbs of air do you put in each tires

I've been pumping it up to 80lbs because im pretty sure that is how much it says on the tire, but i want to make sure that's correct.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - California
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
I believe the 80 lbs is correct. the tires are a 700C which hold more air than a regular 28" tube. Anything below this is also okay. It is what feels comfortable for you while riding the bike as to how much air you put in the tubes. The lower the pressure in the rear tube, the more friction on the tire and the more strain you put on the chain. Usually anything 40 lbs to 80 lbs should be okay.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TCatthePC
 - Duluth, GA
answer 2
Using a hand pump, inflate 50-75psi.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Brandy79
Question

What is the bike's net weight? I see shpg weight is 44 lbs but I want to know if this bikes is less than 34 lbs?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
TwinGem
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't think mine is less than 34#. I'm 71 years young and it's a bit of a struggle to lift it up into my van. That said, once on the ground the weight is far less of an issue.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
oldsemperfiguy
 - San Francisco bay area
answer 2
Super heavy got it about a month ago and it was a pain yo commute, got a road bike now.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Onhela
Question

What colors are available?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
407art
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
2 answers
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answer 1
So far Walmart carries only the ladies' bicycle shown here, white-and-red.

You can also purchase a cream-and-brown version called a Gateway City Bike at Target (may need to go online, they were being pulled from shelves in FL February 2011 when I got mine). The men's version is the solid sparkly brown of the writing you can see on the ladies' version.

K-Mart has this bicycle as well, named the Wayfarer. The ladies' version in my local store is white, with very pretty pink decorative accents. The men's is black with I think silver accents.

And lastly, Schwinn themselves call this bicycle the Wayfarer, but theirs are both gray. Pink accents for the ladies step-through frame, blue for the diamond frame men's version. I cannot remember if I saw these at KMart as well.

Schwinn recently had a contest on Facebook where a men's version of the Admiral was pictured. It was mostly red, but I have not seen where that bike can be purchased.

All of these bicycle are worth seeing in person, as I think the pictures simply cannot do them justice. I love my bicycle and use it to commute 12 miles every school day.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
redeyedtreefrog
 - Klamath Falls, Oregon
answer 2
This particular womens model is white with red accents.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
CJ121
 - St. Louis, MO
Question

What is the seat height of this bicycle?

asked 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Schwinn Admiral 700cc Women's Bike
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
about 28 inches lowest position
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
snowymims
 - NY
answer 2
The seat on my unit has an adjustable height using a hand clamp. This is similar to the 'knock off' clamp for the front wheel for quick release.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Jerrydance
 - Germantown, TN
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