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    Inexpensive setup for cadence + hrm?

    I've been looking at cycle computers. I don't care if they're wired or not. I haven't found many that have both HRM and cadence. I found a Polar one but it's wireless and too pricey for me (when you buy all the extras to make it work.) Cateye doesn't have one that does both, and a FAQ on their site says that they would interfere with each other.

    I don't care if I have to get two devices as long as the total price is not too bad. I've read about the cadence trick where you use a speedometer with the sensor mounted on the crank and set the wheel size so the computer actually displays cadence / 10. That would work if I could find a cheap speedometer, and then use another computer with HRM. Or, a dedicated HRM (handlebar mounted display, I don't like wrist) and a cycle computer with cadence.

    Any suggestions?

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    I'm not sure what you consider cheap, but the least expensive I've found is the Blackburn Delphi 5.0 (and 6.0 if you also want altimeter). The 5.0 is $80 at Nashbar.
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    Wow, those look nice. Thanks.
    Last edited by WesMorrison; 06-13-07 at 01:36 PM.

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    I own the 4.0 and have discovered one caveat. The wheel pickup is very, very sensitive to magnet location. Other than that, I like mine a lot.
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    This might work - The Cateye Astrale (wired, rear wheel speed sensor + cadence) is one of the least expensive bike computers with cadence and works really well. Add an inexpensive HRM; use the Polar handlebar mount or make up something with zip-ties and old inner tube pieces.

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    Just bought a Delphi 6.0. Wasn't originally interested in the altimeter, but what the heck, I found a good deal. Hmm, it's coming from a state away. I wonder if it will get here Saturday.

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