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    Industrial Rivithead PanzerGirl's Avatar
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    Bike light interfering with cyclocomputer?

    I do apologize if this has been covered recently - but it is something that has me at an impass and I just don't know what to do. I have a specialized turbo wireless computer on my bike and a nite rider light. Not sure what model but it's a pretty good intensity with a blue'ish beam as I tend to right at night about 85% of my time.

    My computer works completely during the day without any issues - though when I go out at night with the light on - nothing registers..no mph, distance, or anything. The clock works and that is about it. I know it's not a spacing issue with the magnet and sensor because I can turn off the light and spin the wheel and I get readings. Is this something that has happened with anyone else - and is there a way for me to have both things working when I go riding at night? Thanks so much!

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    Yes it is the light. It's very common with wireless computers and HID lights. (The blue/white beams). You can try moving the light and the computer apart, but the best thing is to switch to a wired computer. Other things can interfere with the wireless comnputer too.
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    Buy one of the VDO DS model cyclometers. It uses a digital transmission and nothing interferes with them.

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    I've heard VDO's work great and my Polar HR 710 and 725 both work with my HID light.. All other wireless computers I've used go blank once I turn it on..

    Another trick it to use a Minoura extension arm and place the light a little further away from the computer..

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