Re: Need help with some direction.
Get blue loctite at any auto parts store and most hardware stores. Don't use the red stuff because it will be nearly impossible to remove a bolt with that kind. Not too surprising the first ride on that bike was hard. I was off bicycles for several years and thought I'd die on my first pedal powered ride a couple months ago. I just forced myself to get out on the road every day for three or four miles. Now I can easily make ten miles at reasonable speed. Hills I needed to push the bike up then I can ride up now. It's surprising how well and quickly you can build yourself up for pedal cranking. Not a bad idea so you're prepared when the engine or something decides to pack it in. Oh yeah, that lowest gear is pretty tall at the beginning but it gets easier.
Goldwing 1500, Silverwing 600, Schwinn 49