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    Bike computers that fit oversize handlebars

    I've been looking on the Internet for a basic computer to fit my oversize handlebars. Most information doesn't specify whether the computer will fit or not.

    Can someone make some recommendations, please?

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    Most computer manufacturers sell oversized versions of their mounts. CatEye, Specialized, Topeak, Sigma Sports, etc... all do.
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    I bought a Cateye Velo5. I just want a simple and small computer. It's definitely bottom end, but it won't fit. I'll look around for a mount to make it work. Thanks!

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    Hmmm... the CatEye Velo5's mount consists of nothing more than a pair of zip-ties. Go to the hardware store and get longer ones if the ones that CatEye supplied aren't long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Hmmm... the CatEye Velo5's mount consists of nothing more than a pair of zip-ties. Go to the hardware store and get longer ones if the ones that CatEye supplied aren't long enough.
    Maybe I got an older model. My Cateye Velo5 has a typical bar mount strap with the computer docking area built onto it. I wish it were that simple!

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    Try the Sigma Sport BC1600.
    It costs me $28 fits my oversize bars and came with cadence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    Maybe I got an older model. My Cateye Velo5 has a typical bar mount strap with the computer docking area built onto it. I wish it were that simple!
    It sounds like you might have the center mount? Or maybe you have a Velo2?

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    khuon,

    I'm fairly sure it's a Velo5, but I'm at work. I'd guess the center mount is a stem mount and it's not that because I'd have to turn my head sideways to read the computer.

    The mounts have an msrp that is about the same as what I paid for the whole computer ($15).

    tech,

    Thanks for the suggestion. If I have to buy a new mount for my current computer I may as well consider whole packages if they'll fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    I'm fairly sure it's a Velo5, but I'm at work. I'd guess the center mount is a stem mount and it's not that because I'd have to turn my head sideways to read the computer.
    Actually, there are two types of mounts that will center the Velo5. One is a stem mount and actually mounts to the stem. The one referred to as a center-mount will mount to the handlebars but the bracket itself positions the computer directly over the stem.

    I agree that if you're going to end up spending as much on the mount as what you paid for the computer then you probably should look at a new setup. However, remember that you'll probably be looking at a total cost of at least double the cost of a new mount. Check out the CatEye Micro Wireless. It's around $45 and you don't have to fuss with wires. It comes with a universal mount that will fit standard and oversized bars. The mount can also be mounted to the handlebars or the stem.
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    I also have a sigma bc1600, and I've actually got it mounted on my stem. It comes with rubber band-like things that hold it on, and are adaptable to quite a few bar sizes and orientations. Nice computer, too.

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    How much of a difference is there? Could you modify the mount to fit? What's the diameter of the bar?

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    I'd also recommend the Sigma or any other computer that can be mounted to your stem.
    Leave your treadmill power trip behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-o
    How much of a difference is there? Could you modify the mount to fit? What's the diameter of the bar?
    If it's the center-mount bracket then it might be possible to still fit it by using a longer screw for the clamp.
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