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    What took them so long.....a bike computer with big numbers

    Maybe there have been other companies who have done it, but Cateye is now selling a bike computer with bigger numbers-the Padrone. I am surprised it took so long to see a need for this, considering all the 50-60-70 year olds that now ride

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    I'll be looking in to one of these, thanks!

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    Just the other day was thinking about it - I have no problem reading my Strada in bright daylight, but have a hard time in low light. This looks much easier to read.

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    Dang!

    And I was looking at riding glasses with bifocals!

    Now which way do I go?
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    I got a Schwinn bike computer with big, big readout for 14 bucks. BTW, I ride with tri-focals. Progressive lenses compromise periferal vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by look566 rider View Post
    Dang!

    And I was looking at riding glasses with bifocals!

    Now which way do I go?
    How do you change a flat and find the cause without glasses?
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    Thanks for the heads-up on this! I was going to get some new glasses because last time I cleaned air-conditioner coils the wind shifted and drifted a small cloud of cleaner onto me. The tiny droplets took off the anti-glare coating in tiny spots , just enough to make the entire lens light-up when the bright sunlight hit them, as if they had been "bedazzled".
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    How do you change a flat and find the cause without glasses?
    +1. Glasses are part of my flat-fixing kit!

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    I carry fixing (reading) glasses. But I did not like bifocals on riding glasses at all. You look down at the tires or gears or bike pieces and see horrible blurrrr.
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    I normally ride with single vision sunglasses. On my new Garmin 800 I find I can see the 3-item display OK. The 5-item is a little tough without looking closely. For flats or detail work I do OK with taking off the glasses, as long as distance isn't too much. That's actually how I'm typing right now, even though I have progressives.

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    I have bifocals I made just for bicycling. I set them up so that the bifocal was just right for the distance to my cycle computer. Instead of going back to the optometrist to get a bifocal prescription with the right parameters I simply Photoshopped the prescription to say what I wanted it to say. I also worked with the glasses place to get the placement of the bifocal so that it works well for the bicycle computer but doesn't get in the way of my "road" vision. I've been very happy with them.
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    It has been done before...


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    I keep a small, fold up pair of cheapo reading glasses with me in case I need to fix something. They are about the size of a lighter.

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    I wear progressive riding glasses which work very well for me. No issues with peripheral vision or distortion beyond what you get with any other glasses and I can clearly see the road, computer, bike parts while riding, the tiny shard that cause a flat... How well they work can certainly depend on the amount and type of correction you need. I've had bifocals with discreet near vision sections in the past and really didn't like them for any purposes.

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    I've worked very hard not to pay attention to my cycle computer while riding. In fact, during the early stages of this effort, I put tape over it so I would stop looking down to see stuff. These days I only use my cycle computer to gather information that I look at after the ride. So, the size of numerals isn't an issue for me.
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