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Old 05-23-07, 08:39 PM   #1
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Best Computer for less than $60

Any recommendations on high quality yet low cost computers w/ Cadence? Wired or Wireless is fine! I am getting my first bike tomorrow and would like to get a computer right away.

Thanks for the info in advance!
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Old 05-23-07, 10:18 PM   #2
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I kinda like my Blackburn Delphi 4.0. $54 at Amazon of all places.
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Actually, I got a cheap BELL($16), and my GF's got a cheap GT ($20),both wireless, and they seem to be working just fine for basic cyclometering. They don't have cadence, though (that's what my Ipod is for )
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I kinda like my Blackburn Delphi 4.0. $54 at Amazon of all places.
+1 on the Delphi. A 4.0 replaced my old Vetta with a failed cadence sensor. The thing feels well built. Thick, solid case for the computer and a nice thick wire for the cadence unit. The buttons feel excellent. Lifetime warranty. The Vetta that I had before was much cheaper feeling, almost frail.

It also has 4 lines of data: speed, ride time, cadence, and another line that you can choose with a button (I keep it on distance), so you don't have to keep pressing buttons all the time to check different data.

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Old 05-24-07, 12:13 AM   #5
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Decide what functions you need on the computer and go to the LBS and forget what you thought you neede and buy the cheapest in the shop.

Current speed-Milage on trip- average speed and total milage the computer has registered. That is all I look at on my computers and you can get that on a $10 nastie.

I bought an astrale 8 with cadence for the Tandem and after we had checked what we are doing- we have never checked it again.
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Cateye Astrale 8.
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Not sure about price, but i just saw some of the newer Cateye computers in a bike shop and was struck by how small and sleek they are. Really nice.
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Cateye Astrale 8.
+1, can usually be had for under $30 even.
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Astrale 8.

But the cadence function gets old pretty fast, IMO. I'm gonna sell mine to get a speedo with just speed+distance. Let me know.
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