Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: 1970's Peugeot U0-8
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Bicycle computer experiences/thoughts
After some time of thinking it would be fun to know exactly how fast or far I am riding, I picked up a computer for my old Peugeot. Did some research and decided on a wired PlanetBike Protege 9.0, (even springing for the temperature sensor for the extra $5). I have never had a bicycle computer before but find it rather temperamental. When it does work, which is most of the time truth be told, it is really neat.
Installed it and initially could not get it to work despite a few days of fidgeting and re reading the directions. Would not pick up the signal even touching the magnet to the sensor. Happened to have a small more powerful magnet stuck to the fridge and put that on the wheel sensor. After some repositioning, got it to work. Worked for a few days before it stopped picking up the signal. Had not touched the setup once I initially got it to work. Readjusted the sensor and magnet and got it to work once more.
Fast forward a few months and centrifugal force overcame the magnetism. Picked up a new more powerful magnet and glued it on this time.
Did I just happen to pick up a defective unit? Surprised it would not work at all without augmenting the magnet. Even then, the alignment seems like it needs to be just right. Am I just a noob when it comes to this particular matter?