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Old 04-06-06, 07:12 AM   #1
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Folder Computers

I have a Friday and am looking for a wireless bike computer. I know there can be issues with wireless reception and folders because of the distance from the handlebars to the fork.

I use the wired FlightDeck on my other cycles and wonder if the wireless will work on the Friday.

Anyone use a wireless Flightdeck on a folder? does it consistanly work OK?

Anyone use other wireless models or brands that work OK?

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Old 04-06-06, 08:37 AM   #2
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Sigma works here......

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Old 04-06-06, 10:38 AM   #3
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I have a sigma wireless as well.
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Old 04-06-06, 03:27 PM   #4
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Unless they have improved it's range, don't get a specialized...I had one but it only worked intermitantly,

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Old 04-06-06, 04:58 PM   #5
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Bike Friday also sells this special mount which lets you put a wireless computer lower: http://store.bikefriday.com/product_...oducts_id=8170

I've got my Cateye cordless 7 mounted on one of these on my Crusoe. Actually, it might work okay on the bars, too, but this leaves a little extra room for mounting other things on them.
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Old 04-06-06, 05:17 PM   #6
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My used Bike Friday came with one of thoes little mounts. I took it off and zip tied the computer to the bar. It is an older Cat Eye, and it works fine.
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Old 04-06-06, 06:24 PM   #7
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I use a Trek 8i on my Downtube, and haven't had any problems at all.
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I have a sigma as well, it's awesome
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Old 04-07-06, 08:56 PM   #9
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I just bought a Cateye.

So far, it works great on my Speed 7.
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Old 04-11-06, 08:33 PM   #10
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Thanks to all for your advice. I've got a lead on a VDO wireless so I think I'll give it a try. Sounds like most of you havenot had a reception problem so hopefully I will not either.

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Old 04-22-06, 02:51 PM   #11
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I just spent ordered two VDOs for our NWTs. I sure hope they work on the bar but if not I plan to move them down on the stem. I've heard good things about VDO so I wanted to try them out. One C3DS wireless and one MC1.0+ wireless are heading my way. They'll get a good workout in the Swiss Alps this June and I'll report back.

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Old 04-22-06, 10:31 PM   #12
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I use the YPK and it works well. Big numbers and displays about 6 functions at the same time.
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Old 04-23-06, 07:20 AM   #13
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Hi Miles2go,

I did get the VDO, MC1.0 and it does not operate consistantly from the handles bars. I measured the distance and it is right at 23 inches, which is the max for good reception. I moved it down on the stem using a little "do hicky" I made and it now works fine.

Maybe yours will work from the handlebars. Will be interested in hearing if it does.
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