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    What wireless Speedometer do you use on your folder?

    What wireless Speedometer do you use on your folder?
    I've tried a few different speedometers on my Bike Friday Tikit and most of them didn't have enough range to send from the fork(carrying a 16" wheel) to any position on the handle bar. I'm using a Specialized Sport now, which is better than the others but it only works when positioned on the same side as the transmitter and on the stem.
    If I install it on the bar itself, I think the brake is shadowing the signal.
    I wanted to use the perfect bracket, that comes with the speedometer for placing it right in the middle, as I've done on my mountain bike, but then I get no signal.

    What are you using?

    Speedo on Tikit Transmitter on Tikit Speedo on MTB
    CYKEL%u00252520Tikit%2520Speedo%2520%25283%2529.jpg..... CYKEL%u00252520Tikit%2520Speedo%2520%25282%2529.jpg.......... CYKEL%u00252520Ghost%2520Speedo.jpg



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    None.. No Need ... Only put a Battery in my 1 touring bike's computer when Im headed on a Tour.

    It is a German Made Ciclomaster, its Wireless version put the computer on the fork Blade , so the magnet passed by the computer itself

    the sensor inside, on the side of It. 1 coin battery , rather than 2 to replace..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 12-18-14 at 12:04 PM.

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    These are working on my folders:
    Sigma BC 16.12 STS CAD
    Planet Bike Protégé 9.0

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    GPS, either a my Garmin or mobile phone. The great thing about GPS is that it doesn't care what you are on or what wheel size it is. If you want to do GPS on a budget, buy an old pocket pc/PDA with inbuilt gps receiver. They are chep becasue mobile phones have made them obsolete. There is some good cycling and speedometer software. Unfortunately they are rather big but at least that makes reading the screen easy.
    Mezzo I4 (converted to dual drive), Whyte PRST-1, Trek 1200, Dahon Jack, Bickerton Portable (upgraded).

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    Some android prepaid phones are getting really cheap, and some of those will have a gps chip.

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    Same one I use on all my bikes (and kayaks, hiking packs, etc.) - my 15 year old Garmin eMap GPS.

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    I am using CatEye Strada Wireless CC-RD300W I have two sensor kits, one on my Origin8 bully and one on my Dahon Silvertip. Both bikes have 20" 406 wheels and I am not the tallest (5'7") so not sure if your setup is significantly longer range but the strada works perfectly on both bikes.

    I should note that on both bikes the computer is mounted to the handle bar on the side opposite the sensor,so less than ideal with bad line of sight, and there is no problem with connecting.
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    cateye. no problems with any of my folding bikes.

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    I have a cateye wireless for suspension forks on my downtube fs.
    Bikes; dual drive Mezzo X2 bullbar previously owned brompton with mods. Also 3 birdies + downtube FS

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