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    Basic wireless computer

    I commute. Help me pick a computer.

    I want a wireless computer that won't receive interference from an LED light (if that really even happens)

    I want to track;

    Trip mileage
    Total mileage
    Trip Time
    Speed
    (possibly) Temperature

    less than $50
    easy to read

    That's about it. It needs to be affordable, and i don't really care about cadence or calories, so help me find something fitting for my needs. Thanks!

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    I don't know about the interference thing, but I have a Cateye Strada wireless and have never had any issues of that sort. I have a small LED blinky light, though not one of the big powerful ones. Usually costs a tad over your limit, but I found mine on sale for $42. Only real complaint I have it that it is too easy to accidentally reset your trip counters by leaning on it, since the entire body of the computer is the button. But it has a distance 2 that acts as a backup for trip distance. It does not have a temperature function, though.

    On my mountain bike I have an Ascent IO, which is presently on sale at Performance for $29.99. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400127

    A lot of bang for the buck on the Ascent, and it does show temperature, so I'd strongly recommend it for your described specs.

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    +1 on the Cateye Strada wireless. I have a flashlight mounted to the bar next to the computer and I've never had problems. There's one spot in my commute to work where the mph drops to 3 for a couple of seconds. It's not near power lines so I have no idea what the source of the interference. After 3k miles, the battery in the display needed changing.
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    I don't know about interferance but the Bell 15 Function Wireless Cyclocomputer sells for about $20 at the big box stores. (I wouldn't compare it to the Strada but it's half the price and your needs aren't that complex.)

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    Most wireless are effected by automatic doors. My Wally, Bell 15 function is fine. In fact I have
    three and they are all fine.

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    +1 on the Performance Ascent IO. I have had no problems with it working on my big bikes with a long distance between sensors. I got mine on a Mega Sale for $25.

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    Any recommendations for one with a cadence sensor?

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    I just happened across this listing on Pricepoint.com. It appears to be the same computer as the Ascent I/O mentioned earlier, and it is on sale for $22:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm?stylepkey=20049

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    I have the planet bike Protege 9 wireless on two of my bikes. Its list price is $59, it is easy to read, offers all you ask for (and more).

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    Old thread I know, but the computer Yo Spiff and I like,Ascent I/O, is on sale at Performance for $24!! if someone is still looking.

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    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...6_10000_202553

    This one has a very strong sensor so you can use it with the rear wheel. Very handy when you use your bike in the trainer. Also, two lights that I use are not able to cause any interference.
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    I have the Cateye Strada and Vectra..The Strada can be picked up off Ebay new with free shipping for $37 to $39. I always have to look at SHIPPING to gauge the final cost. I like the Planet Bike, but the Strada and Vectra have been trouble free. Might get a Planet Bike one for my next bike for a tryout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antelope 70cm View Post
    Old thread I know, but the computer Yo Spiff and I like,Ascent I/O, is on sale at Performance for $24!! if someone is still looking.
    Nice price. I might snag another one for my spare road bike. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sauerwald View Post
    I have the planet bike Protege 9 wireless on two of my bikes. Its list price is $59, it is easy to read, offers all you ask for (and more).
    On the Planet Bike Protege 9, does that have attachments where it can be mounted on the stem? I see this computer on Ebay going for $35.55 with free shipping. Lately I have been mounting my computers on the stem, leaves room on the bars for more lights. The Cateyes have the mounts to go on the stem and bars..
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