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Old 03-02-07, 09:39 PM   #1
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FYI on GPS's and wireless bike comps.

Just remembered this and thought I'd post it before someone wants to get a GPS. GPS is good but it's not good if you get it close to the bike comp. I got mad phantom milage when the GPS was close to the wireless bike comp. (Shwinn wireless).

When you have the GPS far far away from the bike comp it will work ok and not cause phantom milage. I did not notice anything wonky with the GPS. It's just the bike comp that's going nuts. A good solution is to get a Minorura 'space bars' (the adjustable ones) and top mount it on the stem and mount the GPS there. The flash mode on some LED's and halogen modes will also cause phantom milage on the wireless comps.

Just wanted to give a heads up to people.



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I don't have this problem with my 305 and one of the cheapie wireless Cat Eyes. They're practically touching since the garmin is on the stem and the the cateye is close to center on the handlebar.
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I don't have this problem with my 305 and one of the cheapie wireless Cat Eyes. They're practically touching since the garmin is on the stem and the the cateye is close to center on the handlebar.
Question: Why have both?

What does the CatEye offer that the 305 doesn't?

I ask partly because I'm considering getting a Forerunner 305 (Not the Edge, 'cause I want to be able to use it off the bike as well. I'll probably purchase the cadence option separately.)

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I have a Garmin Etrex Legend. I should have stated this first.


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I have a wireless Cateye and have used my Garmin Vista side by side and never had a problem with them.
I use the vista once in while because it has maps in it.
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Question: Why have both?

What does the CatEye offer that the 305 doesn't?

I ask partly because I'm considering getting a Forerunner 305 (Not the Edge, 'cause I want to be able to use it off the bike as well. I'll probably purchase the cadence option separately.)

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Why mine does: All my bikes have a bike computer (although some might have duplicate mounting hardware and share the comp) but when I go on long trips I also like having the GPS (and I much prefer a mapping version). So my touring bikes all have computers AND brackets for the GPS. Since they are both mountable, I just always take both along on the big trips.

(I currently use an older Magellan Sprotrack Pro (because it just deos everything I need), but am like upgrading to Garmin etrex Vista cx, or Map 60Csx prior to the annual summer trip across WI.)
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Question: Why have both?

What does the CatEye offer that the 305 doesn't?

I ask partly because I'm considering getting a Forerunner 305 (Not the Edge, 'cause I want to be able to use it off the bike as well. I'll probably purchase the cadence option separately.)

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The cateye offers long battery life. I need to bring the edge inside to charge after every ride. I tend forget it on occasion (especially early morning rides), so the cateye is a good backup. Otherwise, the edge has it all covered.
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