General Cycling Discussion - My Cyclocomputer Broke -Now What?
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06-01-00, 08:08 PM
My Cateye Micro Cyclocomputer Model cc-6000 is dying a slow death. The cadence function is turning on and off for no apparent reason. I have had this cyclocomputer for 11 years so I can't complain. What are the top line cyclocomputers that I should look at to replace this. I need one with cadence and one that will last. I don't see Cateye brands in my area and don't know what products are the better ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
06-01-00, 11:58 PM
I have four bikes, each with a different computer. I have also used many different ones over the years. My favourate is still the simple little Cateye Astrale, which includes all the normal functions and cadence. It is the most versatile and easiest to use of the whole lot and not expensive. Second on my list would be the Shimano Flightdeck or Campy Ergo Brain, but they are expensive and you need the shifting levers to be compatable.
Try ordering by mail, from www.excelsports.com, (http://www.excelsports.com,) which should be the easiest for you.
06-02-00, 12:53 AM
I use the Cateye Mity 3 on my mtn bike, i love the big display, however it dosent have cadence info... If you need your cadence info, i would go with the Cateye Astrale. But i havent used many other computers.
I think the mity goes for $30 - $35, and the Astrale is around $35 - $40.
Good Luck with your choice.
06-13-00, 06:56 PM
I have 3 bikes - Hardtail, Full Suspension, and road and I have a TREK RADAR on all 3. The lap split function is the best and they are simple and they work great. all for 40 bucks. You can't get then wireless though.
03-28-01, 02:53 PM
My cyclo-computer died on Friday. This comes after some **** pinched my wallet last week, then I had to replace my headlight because my commute home is in darkness three times a week. It never rains, it pours.
03-30-01, 03:47 PM
Hey Herb , take a look at the Sigma 1400, it has cadence and all those other features a top line unit has .. you can even get a wireless set-up for it and you don't need a pilot liscense to navigate through the functions...........
Buddy, Chris L, Snowplug, and Joe are bicyclists who understand the reason for the hardware.
You said it fellows. The cyclocomputer's main function is cadence. Without some reference to cadance, how is Herb supposed to know if he is going fast or even if he is getting tired? IN FACT, without a cyclocomputer Herb could mistakenly kill himself by not knowing if his legs were spinning out of control. God in heaven, what a way to go. That would be a loss to our society of cyclists.
Still, Herb didn't say it, but we can assume he doesn't have the Jin to buy a new cyclocomputer. Well, I am here to save you with a time-proven yet cost effective audio cadence amplifier.
I actually used this method several years ago and can tell you that it works.
Get yourself a playing card or some abandoned high quality collector card (Pokemon cards work great).
Fasten the card to your back stay with a reliable wooden clothes pin. It is important to situate the card such that 4/16 of the length of the card is sticking into the spokes.
You will be truly amazed at the effectiveness of this cellulose harp. The faster your cadence, the faster you go. The faster you go, the louder the cadence amplifier sings. Your eyes are free to look at the road or even to look at girls. No more need to keep your eye on that cyclocomputer!
There is tale of a guy once who actually used TWO of these devices at the same time. Personally, I think that is over-kill and does not warrant the additional expense.
There you have it Herb; yet another practical solution to fit the biking man's needs brought to you by your friend Mike.
04-03-01, 07:07 PM
Hi Herb, I use the Cateye HR-100, it has most of the feature you'd want, except for cadence and a backlight (see Rainman's post for backlight, Mike's previous post for cadence.) The thing I like about it is the heart rate monitor on the computer, so it's one less thing to stick on your bars, or trying to look at the wrist type display when you have long sleeves. I have a mount on each of my bikes and just switch the computer back and forth, the mounts are only $12 or so. You just have to remember to set the wheel size each time you switch, which gets easy once you've done it a few times (or remember to keep the instruction handy). I put a label right on the computer with the setting for each of my bikes to make it simpler yet.
04-05-01, 09:51 AM
One caveat following up Buddy Hayden's post on the Sigma 1400: Unless they changed it from the predecessor model 1200 I have, which would be good, you can't use the wireless option, even just for the front speedometer/odometer sensor, at all if you want the cadence kit. Not a huge item, but a minor disappointment.
I do like the Sigma but I may go for something with heart rate monitor functions next time. I don't really need it right now since my "training" is more just base level conditioning at this point.
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