Received my new bike trainer today.
Got a real workout just setting it up. Linking the videos I used to get past the rough parts below.
When I bought the trainer, I purchased a new smooth tire to replace the knobby tire that was on the bike. Getting the old tire off was tough but getting the new one on was even tougher.
I bought a new inner tube to match the tire size and once I got the new tire mounted I had a problem with my pump and the tire valve. My pump, like all cheapo pumps has a Schrader valves and my new tubes were Presta valves. Went to Bikes Unlimited and they had an adapter for $2.
Priced handlebars there ($20) and want to get a new seat too ($40+).
Took a break then did a short six minute ride. I forgot how the shifter works (there is a second button behind the bars.
Had to adjust the breaks.
I decided I wanted to change the bike from a mountain bike into a comfort bike so I went back to Bikes Unlimited and bought a comfortable padded seat plus cruiser handlebars. Here is the result.
I like it! Now I just need to ride it.