Dutchman's Invention: The 3 In One Electric Treadmill Bike

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One of the latest cycling innovations, the electric walking bike, has come to the United States. Bruin Bergmeester, the inventor from Europe, custom built the walking bike in his home on evenings and weekends. After sitting down inside at work all day, he wanted to find a way to get outside into the fresh air and get beneficial exercise at the same time. So he found a way to combined a treadmill with a bicycle for practical outdoor exercise. The first two-wheeled electric treadmill, called the Lopifit, is available in the Netherlands, the Middle East and now, the United States.

    With The Electric Assist, It Takes No More 
Effort To Walk Than A "Walk In The Park"
The Lopifit's electric motor has a maximum range of 55 km or 34 miles with a display bar to show the battery status. According to the website: The Lopifit is a totally new way of moving. With the electric assist, it takes no more effort to walk than a "walk in the park". The electric assist in combination with the adjustable multi speed gears is boosting your walking pace up to the speed of a regular bike. 

The Lopifit comes equiped with an advanced Shimano Nexis transmission, LED lighting, a powerful Quantum electric motor and a convenient luggage carrier. It is built with a strong steel frame and is available in six colors.(Black, Royal Blue, Orange, Fire Engine Red, Silver, and White). 

Bruin Bergmeester:"Lopifit started as a small
idea when I was training in the Gym. How can
I use the treadmill outdoors? What about a
treadmill on wheels? So from my living room
I started to make my first Lopifit and took my
exercise outdoors. Even my wife loves it!
When you are walking on the Lopifit you push the treadmill backwards with your feet. A sensor registers the movement of the treadmill and gives a signal to an electric device which will activate the motor. The motor now supports you to continue the walking movement. Using the brake will shut off the motor immediately. If you are going downhill, a free wheel function is activated.

 The Lopifit Comes In 6 Colors.
Black, Royal Blue,Orange,Silver,
Fire Engine Red and White
Like it or not, the Lopifit is doing quite well for itself. If the Lopifit fits into your lifestyle, you can find it in one of these three world locations. Check out the Lopifit on the website closest to you.

  1. Lopifit The USA
  2. Lopifit The Netherlands
  3. Lopifit The Middle East
When and if the Schwinn Bicycle Company incorporates a treadmill bike into their product line, you will see it here on Schwinn-Go Bicycle And Fitness.

Schwinn - From World Leader To Bankruptcy

The Schwinn Empire came about as the result of one man's dream to introduce to the world a quality product created under a well planned strategy that would knock the socks off their competitors. Ignaz Schwinn, a German immigrant who came to America in 1891, had the desire to be the best and would not accept anything less.

Four years later in 1895, Ignaz Schwinn teamed up with Adolf Arnold, a member of a successfull meatpacking and banking family. Together, they formed the "Arnold, Schwinn & Company." Their focus was to produce a bicycle that was safe, dependable and easier to operate than the current bikes on the road.

In 1896 there were some 300 bicycle companies in the United States. The bicycles of that day had a way to go to be seriously accepted by the overall population. Early bicycles up to the late 1800's were riding on hard rubber tires and were hard to operate. And with prices ranging from $100 to $125, they were not easily affordable to the average Joe.

As the turn of the 20th century was approaching, there was a growing market for dependable and affordable transportation. The world was changing and new inventions were popping up everywhere. Some were hot and others were flops.

Ford's Assembly Line-Model T
The biggest contender in the early 1900's was Henry Ford, the father of the assembly line. His success in the automobile industry was an example and an inspiration to Schwinn. Schwinn sought endlessly to produce bicycles that were innovative, dependable, and affordable.  

Schwinn Cruiser-The Softer Side Of Life

Tired of the fast pace of every day life? What better way to enjoy the world around you than to go for a nice relaxing ride on a genuine Schwinn Cruiser bike. It’s the perfect remedy to break free from the daily grind, allowing you to crack a smile and enjoy life’s softer side.

You don’t have to go fast to experience the joy of riding a Schwinn Cruiser bicycle – unless you want to. Schwinn Cruisers are strong and dependable and feature plenty of eye-catching colors and clean lines to get you around in style. And with their classic balloon tires and cushy saddle seats, they are sure to provide you with a soft, comfortable ride.

 Vintage Cruiser
Schwinn cruiser bicycles were first built during the Great Depression and remained the most popular cruiser for three decades. Who wouldn't love the classic look of these Schwinn cruisers? It's a no-brainer. Personally, I enjoy riding in my own neighborhood with my wife and daughter. It’s a great way to keep active, relieve stress and meet people in the community. 

Get The Most From Your Indoor Bicycle Trainer

Personal exercise provides much needed strength, endurance and flexibility to accomplish what you set out to do. Utilizing an indoor bicycle trainer is one great way to achieve your goals. How can you get the most from an indoor bicycle trainer?

For some of you triathletes and marathon participants, cold and wet weather forces you indoors to get your training. You can't afford to slack off on your routine so you might as well make the best of it. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure you get the most from your indoor bicycle trainer.

 Schwinn A.C.Sport 
Indoor Bicycle Trainer

There are many types and brands of bicycle trainers out there to choose from so it would be wise to do your homework. Of course lower cost means lower quality. But on the other side of the coin, just because it cost more doesn't mean it is trouble free. After finding a trainer that meets your needs, read the reviews. And just for piece of mind read reviews on similar models so you can make a better educated choice.

First of all, evaluate where you are and where you want to be. Are you at entry level or at a more grounded level? What goals do you want to accomplish? If you are truly committed you want a good quality bicycle trainer that will go the distance.

Win a Schwinn 50th Anniversary "Fritz Fifty" Sting-Ray

 50th Anniversary "Fritz Fifty" Sting-Ray
First Ever Chrome Frame
It's been 50 years since the Schwinn Sting-Ray changed the bicycle world literally overnight. Schwinn is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sting-Ray with an all new 2013 Special Commemorative Edition. Schwinn exchanged wits with none other than the man himself, Al Fritz, who is responsible for making the Schwinn Sting-Ray a reality. Appropriately, they named this new version Sting-Ray the "Fritz Fifty."

Schwinn had the privilege to work with Al earlier this year to create the first newly designed Sting-Ray since 1973. And, for the first time in history, the Sting-Ray will have a chrome frame, a feature that had always been a dream of Al’s. The commemorative "50th Anniversary Fritz Fifty" Sting-Ray is Al's last model design of the bike loved by millions. Sadly, Al passed away May 7th 2013 from complications of a recent stroke.

Only 500 of these collectibles will be available at independent bicycle retailers in the U.S. throughout the first week of December, 2013. Each bike will be individually numbered and will include a limited edition seal of authenticity signed by Al Fritz. A portion of the proceeds from the bike sales will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Al Fritz.

Schwinn Sting-Ray And Krate Bike Facts

It was the mid 1960's in Chicago and something big was on the horizon. It hit us fast and hard. Back then, Schwinn Sting-Rays and Krate bikes invaded the American culture with a vengeance. These two wheeled wonders soared to the top of the charts before you could say uncle. Baby-boomers all across America were making their mark on the world. Our day was just beginning. Look out world, here we come!

What is it about these cool street riders that makes them still sought after well into the 21st century? Let's explore this phenomenon. 

The Inspiration

In the late 1950's and early 1960's "muscle cars and motor cycles" were making quite a statement on the streets across America. They were being tricked out with fancy paint jobs, wide tires and fast engines. The movie "American Graffiti" depicted it perfectly. The cars were super cool! The young drivers were so desperate for the thrill that they had to experience it for themselves.

In an effort to bring that cool to the teen and preteen generation, kids out west mimicked those motorized wonders by customizing their own personal bikes with high-rise handlebars, low-rider seats and slick tires. They created super cool street rides of their own. Their efforts didn't go unnoticed. Someone was watching!

In 1962, Schwinn's engineer, Al Fritz, traveled west to California to check out this exciting and growing trend. Al was so inspired by what he saw that he decided to create a bike that complimented those styles. And so he went back to Chicago and hit the drawing board.

The Sting-Rays

Al wasted no time putting his ideas in motion. He started with a strong 20" Schwinn quality bike frame, fabricated a sleek new banana-style seat and cool high-rise handlebars, labeled it with the trusted Schwinn name and thus, "The birth of the Sting-Ray".  It was fantastic! Schwinn was onto something big and boy did it pay off! 

Virtual Video Bike Ride - Indoor Cardio Without The Boredom

 Schwinn 170 Upright Bike
Bicycle Trainers, namely stationary bicycles, indoor bikes or recumbent bikes are among the most popular choices for home fitness equipment. Not only are exercise bikes great for burning calories, but they also increase your heart rate, develop aerobic capability, and shape your thighs. And using an exercise bike is forgiving to your knees and leg joints. 

We all know that boredom is the "angel of death" to an effective exercise routine. Defeating boredom is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome in achieving a successful home exercise program. Watching TV or reading a magazine while working out will work for some, but many others require a bit more.

Bring in the fun and excitement of an outdoor bike ride. 

Don't let bad weather can't keep you from enjoying that exciting bike riding adventure. Just bring the adventure indoors. If you're looking for that virtual bike riding experience that is budget friendly, consider the wide array of virtual bike riding websites. These sites offer filmed footage to inspire you on your indoor rides. Just go to one of these websites and experience an outdoor ride at home right in front of your PC.

Upright Exercise Bike - Simple, Effective, Space-Saving

 Schwinn 170  Upright Exercise Bike
When considering exercise equipment that can deliver great cardio workouts in the comfort and safety of your home and uses very little space, look no further than a good Upright Exercise Bike like this Schwinn 170 .

Don't let rainy days, freezing temperatures and hot weather stop you from having the fitness program and health benefits your body needs.  

Schwinn Milestones

Ignaz Schwinn
In 1860 Ignaz Schwinn was born in Hardheim, Germany. Thirty-five years later, one of the most well known distinctive names in the bicycle industry came on the scene in the city of Chicago, USA. The rest is history. Here is a list of the milestones that began that day.
1895 Ignaz and partner Adolph Arnold form the Arnold, Schwinn & Company to build bicycles.
1933 Schwinn introduces the balloon tire. Two years later, it became the standard of the industry.
1946 Schwinn introduces built-in kickstands.
1948 Ignaz Schwinn dies in Chicago, Illinois.
1949 The famous Schwinn Black Phantom is introduced.
1952 Schwinn begins an “Authorized Dealer Network.”

About Those Muscle Bikes!

 Krates  Fastbacks  Classics

Muscle bikes mimick the souped up Mustang's, Camaro's and many other street rods that were hot in the late 1950's and early 1960's. These 2 wheeled wonders were an overwhelming success right from the start. First to hit the pavement was the Classic Sting-Ray soon followed by the Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, Fastback and numerous other Schwinn muscle bikes.  

The original Sting-ray was so successful millions sold the first year. Would anyone gamble with perfection? Could anyone have possibly improved on the Classic Sting-RayBut that's just what Schwinn did. It's 1969 and the Krate series moves in for the challenge. The Schwinn Krates are irresistible and like the icing on the cake, come out shinning. 

The wide 20 inch slick tires, banana seat, high rise handle bars, stick-shift and the super strong light weight frame make them so cool and easy to maneuver. It's almost as much fun thinking about it as it was experiencing it.

Schwinn Website Redesigned

Schwinn’s new redesigned website features large, lifestyle-focused imagery and educational content. Schwinn has combined their two former websites into one well balanced and exciting website. You can now have up to date information about Schwinn bikes and gear all in one place.

On this new website you can watch informative videos, research bikes, shop for gear or visit the Schwinn Life tab for tips, information, blogs and more!

Find your desired ride choosing among Schwinn's Signature bikes or the value conscious Schwinn Brand items.

Schwinn Signature items are sold only at independent bike dealers:

  • Professional expert advice to help you find the bike that is right for you
  • Personalized bike assembly, fitting and servicing by trained mechanics
  • A wide range of Schwinn Signature bikes to meet your individual needs

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To Lower Your Blood Pressure

  • Eat fresh whenever possible or purchase low sodium or no salt added products.
  • Use spices, as well as lemons and vinegar to flavor your food instead of using salt and prepared condiments.
  • Reduce your intake of cured foods (bacon and ham) as well as brined foods (olives and pickles).
  • Decrease your reliance on prepared foods, frozen dinners, pizza and packaged mixes.
  • Limit alcohol consumption (less than 2 drinks per day for men and less than 1 drink per day for women).

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