Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Re-wiring a CycloComputer
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02-11-12, 05:00 PM
My wife and I ride a tandem and I have a CatEye Strada mounted on the Stoker's handle bar. we are going to start transporting our bike and it will require taking the computer off by cutting and replacing the zipties each time.
Any one have a lead on some type of connector I could wire in line to avoid this? I went to the local Radio Shack and struck out.
I would use a wireless computer. Not all wireless computers have the range for a tandem. I have friends that have had problems with not enough range from the rear wheel to the stocker bars with some wireless computers. I use CatEye V2c computers on my tandems and triplet. They have enough range for the rear wheel pickup to reach the captains bars so I only need one pickup per bike
On line you can look at Mouser, Digikey, Jameco, etc... But a good wireless cyclometer, preferably ANT+, might be less problematic.
02-12-12, 06:13 AM
Not sure if I understand your question, are you trying to remove the mount or the computer? All my computers just slide out of the mount for removal.
02-12-12, 06:41 AM
I should have been more clear.
I have already lengthened the wiring harness to reach from the front wheel to the stokers handle bar. What I would like to do/find is a inline connector that I can plug & unplug.
02-12-12, 02:36 PM
hmm... headphone connector? IIRC, the sensor is only 2 conductors.
02-13-12, 04:31 PM
Why does transporting a bike require removing the computer sensor? Do you also remove the brakes every time? Can you run the sensor to the rear wheel instead?
02-13-12, 05:02 PM
IMO, zipties are dam cheap. I am getting ready to transport a bike, and I have a Cateye Vectra on it. I am going to cut the zipties, remove the computer. Cut the zipties and remove the sensor. When the bikes comes back, I will use 4 fresh zipties. I will ziptie the computer back on, and then the sensor.. Now, Cateye does have a mount that has a screw knob. I think that is the one that came with my Cateye Strada. But, even with the Strada screw knob mount, the sensor is still ziptied on..
02-15-12, 05:30 AM
The reason for removing the mount is that I am taking off the stoker's handle bars. I think the idea of just using fresh ZipTies is the way to go.
Thanks for all the info!
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