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    Cateye Computers

    Just called a local bike shop to see if they carry Cateye computers, the guy said that they don't carry them because they are a real pain to install. This will be my 1st computer purchase and I was wondering if there is there any truth to this?

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    False. False. False. Or NOT TRUE.

    I installed my Astrale 8 no problem. Didn't know a thing about it.
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    I use the double wireless and it was easy.

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    thumbs up people, that's the answer I was looking for...... Thankx

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    trying to set the odometer on a mitty 8 is like trying to make your own space shuttle.

    I tried it for 4 hours then took it the bike shop. It took him 30 minutes.

    If your not trying to put a number in the odometer then its easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gosmsgo
    trying to set the odometer on a mitty 8 is like trying to make your own space shuttle.

    I tried it for 4 hours then took it the bike shop. It took him 30 minutes.

    If your not trying to put a number in the odometer then its easy.
    Configuring the Strada is a breeze, took me a couple of minutes to set the odometer and tire size. Any idea if the Mity and Strada have different mechanisms for configuring it?

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    Cateye HR-100 12 years old. Only on my 3rd set of batteries. It's not hard to install, and it's pert-near indestructable. Highly recommend Cateye!
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    The Cateye doesn't have the most intuitive interface for setting/resetting numbers, but, it never takes me more than a couple of minutes to get what I want.

    As for installing it, that's pretty simple, and should be even more simple for someone at an LBS who is supposed to know what he/she is doing.

    I wonder what that shop carries besides Cateye.

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    Couple of years ago I pulled my bike out of the corner of the garage after 15 years of neglect. It had a Cateye solar computer with cadence. Put new batteries in it and it worked great. Now have the Cateye double wireless with cadence and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sour01
    Couple of years ago I pulled my bike out of the corner of the garage after 15 years of neglect. It had a Cateye solar computer with cadence. Put new batteries in it and it worked great. Now have the Cateye double wireless with cadence and I love it.
    Sometimes I wish i still had my original Cateye Solar -- it was a great computer and one of the first I know of that had cadence! I have a Cateye Astrale 8 with cadence now and I am very satified with it.
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    The astrale 8 has cadence which is good, but you cant set the odo
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    Currently using the Cateye Double Wireless with Cadence and it is positively the worst cyclocomputer that I've ever used...from someone who has consistently used products from this company. It is an extremely moody device that is not particularly reliable.

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    looking at getting a micro wireless, anyone had any experience with these
    who wants to die without scars?????

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    I got it love it.

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    Owned several cateye computers. I have a Cateye Atrale mounted on my road bike and an extra mount on my MTB. I called Cateye and they sent out the extra bracket super speedy.
    If you can wire-tie, you can mount a bike computer. wireless makes it that much easier.

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    just got the micro wireless, fit it today, ill let you guys know how it goes, its rainy season over here in japan, so that means rain, and lots of, ill give it a few weeks and we will see how its doing
    who wants to die without scars?????

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    Translation is "we don't sell them, so they suck", you were supposed to ask what to buy from them after that. I have owned a few with great success

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    I put a Micro Wireless on my 'bent, and had to call Cateye about how to set it. The instructions have definitely gone down hill over the years.
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    took about five minutes to set, didnt really find it all that hard??????, all seems good so far
    who wants to die without scars?????

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    I have a Cateye 300DW on each of my road bikes and a Micro wireless on my MTB; none of them were particularly difficult to install or set up. If my LBS told me that they were difficult to install, I think I'd look for another LBS…

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    Based on my comment above in post# 12, it's looking like I'm going to give Sigma a whirl for my next cyclocomputer. Let's see if it benefits from German engineering a bit.

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    I have Cateye Mity 3 computer mounts on 4 bikes. I keep one Mity 3 on my Mtn bike with it's 26" wheels. I use the other Mity 3 and on any of my other 3 road bikes that all have 700-35 or 700-32 tires.

    I park my daily commute bike in an enclosed steel bicycle locker just outside the entrance door of the building where I work. That bike locker gets hit by the sun pretty hard in the summer and the temperature cooks inside like an oven. I leave my sweaty bike gloves with my bike in the locker, and they are so dried out in the afternoon, you can stand them on end! Needless to say I've figured out that bike locker was causing my Cateye to get cooked too. I was puzzled as to why when I would leave work and start pedaling home, the Cateye would be dead. Finally my brain went into gear and I realized the Cateye and it's little watch battery was simply getting cooked. The computer would always work fine later in the ride and the next morning.

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