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    Rear Wheel Sensor Computer

    Looking for advice on new bike computer with rear wheel mounted sensor so I can log my miles on trainer, without having to buy an extra sensor and mount. I don't need cadence, altimeter etc., just the basics with auto start/stop. Have used a Nashbar "house" brand no frills unit, similar to the old Avocets, for 6 years and been very content. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Cateye Astrale 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
    Cateye Astrale 8.
    +1.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekindy View Post
    +1.
    +2 (does this make me a cycling "dittohead"?) You get cadence as a bonus.

    Alternative: If the sensor wire is long enough, mount a regular bike computer on the rear wheel. If you are good with soldering or crimping the itty-bitty wire, lengthen the wire. I have not tried this and YMMV. I did try this with a wireless unit; the sensor range wasn't long enough to mount the computer on the handlebars

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    Cadence is actually nice to have on a trainer. Frankly, your total distance and MPH will always be zero on a trainer. Cadence and time are the only things I pay attention to on my trainer.

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    Old school: Astrale 8. New school: Strada Cadence.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    I've got a Blackburn Delphi 3.0 that has rear-wheel sensor plus also has cadence. Works great on the road or on the trainer. $39.00 at REI.

    They also make the Delphi 2.0 ($29.00) w/o cadence. I think this is also a rear wheel sensor, but don't know that for certain.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

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