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    Can you preset Odeometer Reading in Cateye Velo 8?

    I just bought a Cateye Velo 8 and I can't seem to preset my odometer. I want to enter the number 6500 because that is how many miles I actually have on my bike. I could enter any number in my old Cateye but can't seem to figure out how to do it in this one.

    I would hate to start over from zero after going all those miles. Help Please!

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    With this unit you can not preset the odometer . it start at 0 each time you replace the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman715 View Post
    With this unit you can not preset the odometer . it start at 0 each time you replace the battery.

    Well, that's disappointing. The old Cateye that I bought in 1999 I could not only enter a odometer reading but it also had Trip 1 and Trip 2, where I could have two different trip datas. You would think that 12 years later it would be even more advanced, but how could it have even less features that from that long ago? And the old Cateye wasn't a top of the line model. I think it was an Enduro or something.

    Do you know of any good models that are reasonable priced and can at least preset the odometer? I really hate to start from zero after all this time. I can't believe with all the advances in technology that you can't get a odometer that can be preset. What do all the hardcore guys that ride 3000-5000 miles a year use?

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    You could try moving up the scale a few unit. or try specialize 's computers , I know they have the features you are looking for. I guess as with any company to save you (them ) money as time goes by, the units come with less features. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1964 View Post
    I would hate to start over from zero after going all those miles. Help Please!
    Regardless of what that little plastic box indicates, you still rode those miles.

    I have two Cateye Strada wireless units that have performed just fine and allow input of odo data. You should be able to find the wired version (rd100) for ~$35 locally, though nashbar has it listed for $18 right now.

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    The "Velo" is the lowest model in Cat-Eye's line so it has the fewest features. The Mity and Enduro cyclometers do indeed let you enter a pre-existing mileage value in the odometer so getting one of them will do what you want. They aren't much more expensive.

    Actually, you already have a way to record the current miles. It's called a pen and paper.

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    Don't the some cateyes max out at 9999 miles anyways? So you're gonna have to start over sooner or later anyways.
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    My Cateye Mighty 8 I got in 2007 lets you set anything in the odo. My dual Nashbar does too. Maybe try spinning the front wheel some distance first. Might then let you change the mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatalope View Post
    Don't the some cateyes max out at 9999 miles anyways? So you're gonna have to start over sooner or later anyways.
    Nope, the odometer shows 1/10th mile increments up to 9999.9 then flips over to whole miles. It can record up to 99,999 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatalope View Post
    Don't the some cateyes max out at 9999 miles anyways? So you're gonna have to start over sooner or later anyways.

    Yeah, but I only ride about 1000-1500 a year. Heck it took me all the way from 1999 to 2010 just to get to 6500.

    I also hate that everything resets to zero every time you want to change the clock or circumference. Plus it doesn't even remember the number you set the circumference at. It always defaults to 205. I never remember whether I set it higher or lower in order to get the most accurate reading. The old cateye remembered all my reading, plus I could change the clock at DST without setting the mileage back to 00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    The "Velo" is the lowest model in Cat-Eye's line so it has the fewest features. The Mity and Enduro cyclometers do indeed let you enter a pre-existing mileage value in the odometer so getting one of them will do what you want. They aren't much more expensive.

    Actually, you already have a way to record the current miles. It's called a pen and paper.
    Can you link me to some specifications on the exact models you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1964 View Post
    Can you link me to some specifications on the exact models you have?
    Here is Cat-Eye's web site description of the Enduro 8

    (http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/254

    And here is Nashbar's description of the Mity 8 (the Mity 8 is identical to the Enduro 8 but with a thinner connection wire):

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202553

    I have both models on different bikes and they are as bullet-proof and reliable as anything you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1964 View Post
    Yeah, but I only ride about 1000-1500 a year. Heck it took me all the way from 1999 to 2010 just to get to 6500.

    I also hate that everything resets to zero every time you want to change the clock or circumference. Plus it doesn't even remember the number you set the circumference at. It always defaults to 205. I never remember whether I set it higher or lower in order to get the most accurate reading. The old cateye remembered all my reading, plus I could change the clock at DST without setting the mileage back to 00.
    you got 11 yrs out of your battery. mine only last if lucky around 2

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