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Old 01-01-13, 04:32 AM   #1
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Having two bike computers

Is it not uncommon to have two bike computers when one does some things, and the other does other things?

I have a Blackburn Delphi 6.0 and, the Garmin Edge 200.

I bought my present Blackburn Delphi 6.0 a couple months ago, to replace one that I bought two years ago that smashed in a crash.

I received the Garmin Edge 200 for Christmas last week.

Garmin Blackburn
(Edge 200)(Delphi 6.0)
Avg. Speed | X | X |
Max. Speed | X | X |
Speed | X | X |
Avg. Cadence | X | X |
Max. Cadence | X | X |
Heart Rate | O | X |
Date | X | X |
Time | X | X |
Map | O | O |
After Ride Map | X | O |
Backlit | O | X |
Ride Time | X | X |
Tot. Time | X | X |
GPS | X | X |
Price | $130 | $160 |

The price for the Garmin Edge 500 w/ Heart Rate Monitor n' Cadence Sensor, is $369.
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Old 01-01-13, 01:43 PM   #2
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I'm going for none of the above myself. In fact I'll be stripping all computers off all bikes simply cause - the info is entirely incidental. If I was touring I might install one just to log kilometers, but even as an aid to maintenaince, I found them pretty incidental. Also found that regardless of my top speed or average speed - I always got where I was going on time.

But some people find them useful and I have no problem with that.
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I'm going for none of the above myself. In fact I'll be stripping all computers off all bikes simply cause - the info is entirely incidental. If I was touring I might install one just to log kilometers, but even as an aid to maintenaince, I found them pretty incidental. Also found that regardless of my top speed or average speed - I always got where I was going on time.

But some people find them useful and I have no problem with that.
While that is the flipside of my question, I like how it illustrates how people become dependent on things. When they don't really need to be.
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