Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member amckimmey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Surly Long Haul Trucker, Surly Pugsley Special Ops
    Posts
    522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Wireless Computer question,

    If I get the same wireless computer for my girlfriend, will that mess up both of ours when we are riding with each other?

    Cateye CC-MC100W Micro Wireless that is what I have, and would like to get her one.

  2. #2
    Senior Member mulveyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    In the wilds of NY
    My Bikes
    Box Dog Pelican, Raleigh Sojourn, Specialized Secteur, 1991 Cannondale tandem
    Posts
    1,243
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by amckimmey View Post
    If I get the same wireless computer for my girlfriend, will that mess up both of ours when we are riding with each other?

    Cateye CC-MC100W Micro Wireless that is what I have, and would like to get her one.
    We have three of them in our family, and they've never interfered with each other.

    Neon lights, on the other hand, make them go nuts...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Laurel, MD
    My Bikes
    Felt F85
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I guess it shouldn't. I went through the user manual using the link above but couldn't see any way of pairing the computer with the sensor. Which makes me wonder if there is any coded pairing mechanism at all. Best would be to ask the salesman at your LBS to verify.

  4. #4
    Senior Member badrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    365
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the typical range of the wireless is between 60-80 cm, that's under a yard, the wireless won't affect each other. I have a Bell wireless as does my riding buddy, and we never get any interference.
    but as mulveyr mentioned, if you have a higher power light with a blinking mode, the blinking does generate interference thatt's picked up by most wireless bike computers.

  5. #5
    Senior Member amckimmey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Surly Long Haul Trucker, Surly Pugsley Special Ops
    Posts
    522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have picked up Min if i have my bike computer next to my Netbook, but not any miles, I have a SSD so i dont know what its picking up,

    I uses a Light and Motion Stella 200 and have never noticed any interference but i have never really looked at night to much at my speed.

  6. #6
    17yrold in 64yrold body
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    922
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used to use a Cateye 7 wireless, until I tried riding at night with my Niterider MOAB HID headlight. The light caused the computer to completely shut down.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always go wired. I don't see a big advantage to going wireless. They don't seem as reliable as wired ones.
    Last edited by bmt074; 06-01-10 at 09:45 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •