Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Flight deck computer question

    I've been using my flight deck computer for several seasons and it works great, (until now) and I love it. It is an older model, 7-8-9 speed only (not 10 speed compatible).

    At the beginning of this season, I reset all functions so I could set the odometer at 0 to chart my season distance as I do every year. I re-programmed everything that needed to be reprogrammed (gears, tire size, time of day, etc).

    I reinstalled the computer onto the mount. Now the only functions I get are:

    time of day is correct
    odometer logs cumulative miles accurately
    cadence is accurate
    speed is accurate.

    I don't get any "trip" functions - they all stay at zero.
    trip distance
    trip time
    average speed
    maximum speed.
    etc. all stay at zero.

    All of these functions used to work and would continue to log between rides unless I re-set to 0 by pressing both R and L buttons. I've tried doing this, but the all 0's continues.

    Both left and right buttons on the shifter hoods work - I can scroll through the functions and modes and actually start, stop and reset the stopwatch.

    Obviously, the computer is working and picking up the wheel magnet because like I said it's giving me speed and cadence and the odometer advances properly.

    What have I done wrong? I skimmed through my owner's manual, but nothing caught my eye. I'll study it more unless someone here has a pointer. My guess is that my correct response will be "DUH!".

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Roadie brian416's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Traverse City, MI
    Posts
    1,426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Try removing the head unit and reinstalling, sometimes it will seem like it is fully seated but is not and you won't have all the functions

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NH
    My Bikes
    Trek 1400, Trek 6500
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Manual, Page 10 (4) Trip distance group..

    The trip distance group includes the trip time (TIM), trip distance (DST), maximum speed during the trip (MAX) and the average speed during the trip (AVE). To activate the trip distance group, press the Mode button until "TIM" is displayed, and then press the ST/SP button.

    The R.H. side lever is the Mode button, the L.H. side lever is the ST/SP button.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty861 View Post
    Manual, Page 10 (4) Trip distance group..

    The trip distance group includes the trip time (TIM), trip distance (DST), maximum speed during the trip (MAX) and the average speed during the trip (AVE). To activate the trip distance group, press the Mode button until "TIM" is displayed, and then press the ST/SP button.

    The R.H. side lever is the Mode button, the L.H. side lever is the ST/SP button.
    As I predicted, I say "duh". It's working now.... thanks!

  5. #5
    Great State of Varmint Panthers007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dante's Third Ring
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It might be some grease on a contact area or some dirt over the Rf receiver. Clean the outside of the unit, and then give it a blast of canned-air (photo-shops). My Cateye pulls this too - on occasion. I am assuming you have a wired model? Do clean off the contact surfaces(where things plug-in). This should get it working optimally. On wireless it tends to need a bit of cleaning where the unit transmits and receives on both the transmitter and the computer.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    It might be some grease on a contact area or some dirt over the Rf receiver. Clean the outside of the unit, and then give it a blast of canned-air (photo-shops). My Cateye pulls this too - on occasion. I am assuming you have a wired model? Do clean off the contact surfaces(where things plug-in). This should get it working optimally. On wireless it tends to need a bit of cleaning where the unit transmits and receives on both the transmitter and the computer.
    Nah, I just forgot to press the left button to make the trip timer start. It had been a while and I just forgot. In reading the instructions I missed it. YOu really have to concentrate when reading those things and actually have the thing in front of you.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NH
    My Bikes
    Trek 1400, Trek 6500
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No "duh" at all! Why do you think I knew the answer? Heck, the manual is still on the desk in my office.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty861 View Post
    No "duh" at all! Why do you think I knew the answer? Heck, the manual is still on the desk in my office.
    I think last year, I started it in the spring, and left it running all summer, just resetting (both buttons simultaneously) for each ride. It shuts off when the wheel isn't spinning, so I never did that left button start thing all year last year... and couldn't remember it this year. Getting old is a you-know-what.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •