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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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    Change=inevitable. ?=+/- JosephPaul86's Avatar
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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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    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
    *** 07 Fuji Cross Comp ***

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dlew308 View Post
    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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    Senior Member dlew308's Avatar
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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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    Two at a time is more fun
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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
    Out of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

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    AStrale 8 has candence and cost effective
    2007 Schwinn Le Tour :: Cateye Astrale 8 computer
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