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Old 10-20-05, 01:00 AM   #1
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I'd like a simple. cheap odometer.

I looked through the existing threads kinda quickly and didn't see anything like this, so I'm starting a new one.

I would like an odometer. I don't need a bike computer that tells me how many calories I've burned, or my cadence, or the current moon phase, or whatever - I just want to be able to tell how many miles I've ridden. And thus, I'd like to pay not more than about $20, less if possible. Are there analog odometers?

If I have to get a full-blown computer, what's a good, cheap, simple one?

Can I use a pedometer, strapped to one leg? Has anyone tried this?

If it helps, I'm a casual roadie on a mid-70's Schwinn. I don't usually bike commute because I only live about four blocks from work - I walk. I live in a small town, so I ride around town quite a bit, and occasionally take off in one direction for a few miles and back. I take the bike and trailer for groceries (maybe 1 mile RT) and laundry (a few blocks) once a week each.
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Old 10-20-05, 01:24 AM   #2
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why not just cough up the extra $10 and get a normal computer?

This is less than the normal meal or even a movie now adays.

pedometer strapped to one leg? lol
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Old 10-20-05, 06:53 AM   #3
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http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/104672844.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/340D-Bicycle-Spe...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/14function-BICYC...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/family/index.jsp

There are plenty out there, just search.
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Old 10-20-05, 06:58 AM   #4
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Even your LBS probably has a $20 model. The Cateye cyclometers are pretty popular, as well as reasonably priced. The Mity 8 and the Velo 5 can both be had for under $20. You could probably even find an enduro 8 under $20.
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Old 10-20-05, 07:06 AM   #5
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Search ebay for a Huret Multito.
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Old 10-20-05, 12:20 PM   #6
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Even cheaper. Mapquest all your likely trips and keep a log or keep a log and Mapquest all your trips both methods = free. However, I would like to encourage the OP to ride longer intervals maybe pushing the mileage up so it is worthy of the investment one of the Cateye's mentioned earlier, maybe even an Astrale 8.

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I like expensive complicated ones.
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Old 10-30-05, 09:41 PM   #8
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The hellish WalMart has a schwinn computer for $10.
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The hellish WalMart has a schwinn computer for $10.
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The hellish WalMart has a schwinn computer for $10.
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I have an inexpensive Specialized model on my patrol bike that has been reliable for at least 8 years. It has much heavier wires than most of the cheapies you see.
Cost a tad over 20 bucks, as I recall.
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At my LBS (Performance): Cateye Velo 2, $14 or so. It had everything I wanted: a clock, an odometer, and a speedometer.
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I got a Cateye Velo 2 for $7 from performance a couple years ago. Still works great 6300 miles later on the original battery. Just keep your eyes open, you find good deals pretty often.
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There are bargains to be had at TARGET

Bike store might have some older cycloputers on sale.

I got mine for 10 $
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