Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - computers
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
07-15-09, 12:36 PM
Can anyone recommend a simple, inexpensive, odometer/speedometer cycling computer? I don't need calorie counting/wattage etc. frills, just something aesthetically pleasing and weatherproof. Ideally it would be easy to switch between two bikes.
07-15-09, 01:11 PM
I've got the Cateye Velo 8 ($30). It counts calories but I had to have that feature to get the avg MPH feature, which I wanted. You can get the Velo 5 for about $5 less sans calorie counter or avg spd.
I don't know about the aesthetics of them...they're not very noticeable. I don't know of any computer that can easily be switched between bikes, however, there is probably one out there.
07-15-09, 01:19 PM
Cytek VDO15+. (Wireless.)
I've got one of the Knog N.E.R.D 9-function computers, I think it was about $50. Memory for two bikes, simplest mounting system ever, and wireless.
The magnet/sensor can be a little finicky when just starting out, but I've never had it mess up once I'm situated and riding.
07-15-09, 01:49 PM
Heartily recommend Planet Bike Protege 9.0 (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-9-Function-Computer-Temperature/dp/B000AO9R8C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1247687076&sr=8-3). Can switch between 2 bikes - you have to buy the cable+mount for the second bike though. Manufacturer warranties it to be weatherproof for life! Elegant design - no buttons to fiddle with - just push the whole unit. Comes in both the wired and wireless versions.
07-15-09, 05:49 PM
I use one of these (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=12880&category=66).
It comes in a wireless version too if that's your steez, but the actual "computer part" can still be easily detached.
It comes with a Cadence gizmo too, and can also be set up for two bikes if you buy the extra cable/mounts.
Haven't tested the waterproofness yet.
07-15-09, 07:01 PM
Cat Eye wireless.
07-15-09, 07:15 PM
Cat Eye wireless.
+1. best computer i've ever used/seen
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.