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Old 09-22-13, 05:23 PM   #1
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New computer for the Brommie

I went to my local Performance Bike store this afternoon and saw that they had the Sigma BC 1909 STS computer on sale. Their regular selling price of $119.99 was reduced to $79.99 and on top of that a further discount of 20% national sale bringing the price down to $63.99. I haven't installed it yet, but I'm sure it will work great. I like the fact that it monitors your heart rate with an included chest strap. Just what I was looking for. Anybody use this computer or any similar Sigma product? Comparing the Sigma to the Cateye, I prefer the handlebar bracket better/more secure on the Sigma.

http://www.sigmasport.com/us/produkt...punkt=features

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Looks like an excellent deal. You will need to figure out what heart rate range is good for you. Please let us know how it works.
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Old 09-23-13, 07:48 AM   #3
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Looks like an excellent deal. You will need to figure out what heart rate range is good for you. Please let us know how it works.
Here's how it works -- it goes for a ride in my car back to the store. You know, whenever I decide to purchase something I spend a great deal of time reviewing the product, especially customer/user reviews. I didn't in this case. Same with the first folding bikes I had purchased a couple of months ago at Campingworld. I didn't bother messing with it last night as I had other things to do, but I spent some time this morning doing what I should have done earlier.

I mentioned that I liked the computer mounting arrangement better because of the salesman's pitch. I did agree with him though, and I do think it is perhaps better than that of the Cateye units, except for one issue. Both the computer and fork sensor mounts use a glue based backing that sticks to the handlebars and front fork. This could be an issue down the road when removing. Because of the high desert heat where I live, I'm concerned that a glue residue will be left behind, and I don't want to deal with the possibility of damaging the paint finish of the bike. Secondly; the part that attaches to the spoke could also present a problem in removal. It comes in two pieces that require a very firm snapping together. Trying to pull those two pieces apart during removal could either bend, or worse, break the spoke. Thirdly; the reviews. I read many people's complaint of the unit failing every now and then picking up a signal from the wheel sensor device. Some mentioned that during their rides it would be a number of minutes before the signal is picked up again. So, is it worth keeping -- NO! I don't blame anyone but myself in this situation. I should have taken the time to review the product first. But, when you walk into a store and you are presented with such a great sale, its hard not to take advantage of it, especially if its a type of item you are in the market for.

I might just wait to get a GPS device instead.
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Ciclomaster has a Radius of wheel (measured) input.

I just havent bothered with re installing any since my last long tour ,
where I rarely looked at it .

Now people cannot stop looking at their Smart Phone for more than 10 minutes.

by the way there are widgets to add to the vertical part of your M/P bend handlebar
to mount a computer , and/or a Battery light
Brompton themselves sell one with their battery light setup.

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Old 09-23-13, 10:35 AM   #5
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Now people cannot stop looking at their Smart Phone for more than 10 minutes.
With the new gold ones, it's closer to 3 minutes.
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Ciclomaster has a Radius of wheel (measured) input.

I just havent bothered with re installing any since my last long tour ,
where I rarely looked at it .

Now people cannot stop looking at their Smart Phone for more than 10 minutes.

by the way there are widgets to add to the vertical part of your M/P bend handlebar
to mount a computer , and/or a Battery light
Brompton themselves sell one with their battery light setup.
Boy, talk about a great idea. I just looked through the apps on iTunes store and there is an app for the iPhone called Cyclemeter GPS. It does everything except monitor the heart rate. I was reading the info on it, but I wasn't sure if it has live tracking or not. The best part its only $5.00 -- sure beats buying an expensive GPS Cyclometer. The Garmin 810, for example, costs $399. Add the heart strap another $60. Most likely the biggest issue using it on an iPhone is battery drain. Anybody know anything about this app?
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Boy, talk about a great idea.
the NSA loves it too.

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the NSA loves it too.

I bet they do, but that's OK, I've got nothing to hide. besides, if they track me and I get mugged or kidnapped, oops, I mean oldfartnapped, they can track the perpetrator.
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I've got nothing to hide.
cool story, bro. the problem with "i have nothing to hide" is that it equates privacy with bad behavior. think about it...

anyway, so as not to stray too far off topic, here's a really cool cyclometer that incorporates a 2000 + year old technology that shows your speed and distance traveled without correlating that data with your bank statements or internet search results or phone records:



technology is a wonderful thing...
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cool story, bro. the problem with "i have nothing to hide" is that it equates privacy with bad behavior. think about it...

anyway, so as not to stray too far off topic, here's a really cool cyclometer that incorporates a 2000 + year old technology that shows your speed and distance traveled without correlating that data with your bank statements or internet search results or phone records:



technology is a wonderful thing...
Awesome!! I had one similar to that when I was a kid. Perhaps I should get another one for my up and coming second childhood.
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And so it goes .. First, they came for the unicycle jugglers ,but I was not a juggler ..
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And so it goes .. First, they came for the unicycle jugglers ,but I was not a juggler ..
hehe.. finally, they came for me, the dork on the folding clown bike... but, there was no one left to speak for me..

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