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Old 07-19-07, 07:23 AM   #1
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GOOD/CHEAP Computer (miles/MPH)?

just want something cheap that keeps track of miles & MPH.

does wal*mart sell something like this?
any suggestions? & how much? any less than $20 bucks?

(lastly, how hard are they to set up? how long does it take? & what do i need to know about my bike to set it up properly?)
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Old 07-19-07, 08:06 AM   #2
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Yeah, walmart has a cheap schwinn version. I have had it on my bike for 3 years, of which 2 yrs it was in storage and the battery still works. I think its $10 or so, installation and ect are in package. Tells you your mph, distance, average mph, time ridden and clock. I have put this thing through hell and its stil working fine.
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Old 07-19-07, 08:49 AM   #3
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I've been using this one for a few days, very ez to use

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17167

Mount Type: Wireless
All Standard Functions: Speed: Current, Average, Maximum; Distance: Trip, Total;
Time: Ride Timer, 12/24 Hour Clock, Elapsed Time
Speed Comparator: Yes
Cadence: No
Dual Bike Settings: No
Service Timer: Yes
Auto Start/Stop: Yes
Programmable Odometer: Yes

Takes less then 5mins to setup
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I won two Specialized Speedzone Comp 5.0 computers for $30.00 inc. shipping on ebay. It has a round face, and an analog style speedomoter, which also shows max speed and average speed on the dial. It has several other functions, including an analog clock, digital clock, trip odometer, total odometer, and others, including support for two bikes. The details on them are hard to find on the internet. Setup was easy and I love the look of the computer.

There is no quick release for the computer. This is okay for me, because a while back I borrowed my brother's GF to take to Slickrock. I slipped and fell, and his computer popped off and promptly rolled off a cliff. The second is for him, because I forgot to buy him a new one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8391&rd=1&rd=1
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I like Sigma's bottom of the line, should definitely be <$20. I've bought 3, each time their bottom of the line adds more stuff I don't want, but a common denominator is do odo (trip or total) + speedo on one screen
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Do these cheap computers usually have some sort of logging program? Eventually I want to get a Garmin 305HR but for the time being I would like something to log my progress as well.
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I like my Cateye Mity 8. Easy to install and set up, Picked one up on ebay the other day for $19.00
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I've been using this one for a few days, very ez to use

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17167

Mount Type: Wireless
All Standard Functions: Speed: Current, Average, Maximum; Distance: Trip, Total;
Time: Ride Timer, 12/24 Hour Clock, Elapsed Time
Speed Comparator: Yes
Cadence: No
Dual Bike Settings: No
Service Timer: Yes
Auto Start/Stop: Yes
Programmable Odometer: Yes

Takes less then 5mins to setup
Thats pricey!!!

Here's the Filzer version for a little less.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_l...=1185217585082

I just linked to the whole MEC computer range, lots of cheap options there.
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wow, that is a lot less....i take back my recommendation now, after a few days of it working right, it keeps reading wrong and putting up numbers in the 50s. I reset it a few times
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Sigma 906. <$20 from Excel Sports boulder. Probably can be found for less if you search. http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=3&minor=2
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AStrale 8 has candence and cost effective
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