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06-03-08, 12:29 AM
OK, I commute with my bike every day and I kinda would like to know how far I'm going and more importantly how fast. I don't need anything difficult cause I'm just curious about stuff like that for fun.
I ride a Kona Smoke 2-9. Any suggestions on what kind of device I should get? I don't want to spend a lot because I'm a poor student so I would like to get something like $20 and below.
06-03-08, 07:40 AM
I picked up the Planet Bike 8.0 from Amazon for $19. If you're just looking for speed and distance (with fewer features such as max/average speed, trip distance and odometer, etc.) the Planet Bike 5.0 can be had for about $15.
I can appreciate the poor college student budget - that's where I am and I sprung for the 8.0 just because I liked the added features.
You can get distance online with several sites.
Divide that by your travel time and you have average speed.
All for free.
This one (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=25307&subcategory_ID=4110) is currently on sale at Performance. You can usually find a cheap-o on sale at most LBS. You could also try Target/K-Mart big box type stores. They probably have a real inexpensive speedometer that will do what you want.
walmart...learn to love it as a college student...i do
09-22-08, 06:00 PM
Walmart $9.56 I bought two of them.
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