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Old 10-25-07, 06:36 PM   #1
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taking apart a cycle computer

I want to make a nice console on the ebike I am designing. I would like to buy a cycle computer, remove it from it's case and put it into a space on the console that is especially designed and cut for it. I have never taken one of those things apart though. Is it easy? Can it be removed from its case and still used - relatively easily? or is being in the the case required for the unit to function?
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Usually the buttons are part of the case.
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what is an ebike?
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I want to make a nice console on the ebike I am designing. I would like to buy a cycle computer, remove it from it's case and put it into a space on the console that is especially designed and cut for it. I have never taken one of those things apart though. Is it easy? Can it be removed from its case and still used - relatively easily? or is being in the the case required for the unit to function?
All of them are water resistant so they are made into the case. You'll destroy it in the process of removal. It would be like trying to remove a modern wristwatch from its case and remounting it in another case. I would just use contact cement to hold the computer to the console.

I have a Chinese built motorcycle and due to European standards where they are also sold the speedometer is not accurate at all. For some reason or the other when they convert them to MPH for the USA market they all read about 8 MPH fast at 60 MPH. The odometer also reads kilometers instead of miles, which can be a pain when depending on road signs marked in miles as we have here. I simply stuck a nice Cyclocomputer on the dash with the sensor mounted on the front fork and a magnet glued to the rim. It works so much better than the Chinese speedometer and odometer.
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what is an ebike?
A hybrid pedal and/or electric drive bicycle.
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Thanks! Yes, an ebike is an electric bike of some sort or other.
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