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    Bent Trike and computers

    I also posted this in the Bent forum but figured there might be some ideas from here also.

    My father-in-law recently purchased 2 Sun 3 wheeled recumbents (EZ TAD SX & EZ 3 USX). He is wanting to get a computer put on them. But on both those the stearing and handlebars so to speak are below the seat. Does any one have a computer set up on these or know how to do it where it would be able to be seen while riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSCman
    I also posted this in the Bent forum but figured there might be some ideas from here also.

    My father-in-law recently purchased 2 Sun 3 wheeled recumbents (EZ TAD SX & EZ 3 USX). He is wanting to get a computer put on them. But on both those the stearing and handlebars so to speak are below the seat. Does any one have a computer set up on these or know how to do it where it would be able to be seen while riding?
    On my Greenspeed trike, I set the computer on the rear chainstay. I can't see it while I'm riding, but that doesn't bother me.

    If you want to see the display while riding, you'll need to buy a "rear mount" kit with an extra long wire to match your computer (unless you're handy with a soldering iron.)

    I highly recommend the CatEye brand, they're very reliable, and rear-mount kits are available for most models. Don't get suckered into buying a wireless model...not likely to work given the distance involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSCman
    I also posted this in the Bent forum but figured there might be some ideas from here also.

    My father-in-law recently purchased 2 Sun 3 wheeled recumbents (EZ TAD SX & EZ 3 USX). He is wanting to get a computer put on them. But on both those the stearing and handlebars so to speak are below the seat. Does any one have a computer set up on these or know how to do it where it would be able to be seen while riding?
    On my Greenspeed trike, I set the computer on the rear chainstay. I can't see it while I'm riding, but that doesn't bother me.

    If you want to see the display while riding, you'll need to buy a "rear mount" kit with an extra long wire to match your computer (unless you're handy with a soldering iron.)

    I highly recommend the CatEye brand, they're very reliable, and rear-mount kits are available for most models. Don't get suckered into buying a wireless model...not likely to work given the distance involved.

    Sheldon "CatEye" Brown
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    I've seen them mounted on an accessory bar on the front upright that the derailure is mounted to along with the cateye.

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    Sun has an accessory bar that plugs into the front derailluer mounting tube.
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