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    Senior Member neilfein's Avatar
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    Tank-like cheapo computer

    I just picked up a GPS, to replacy my dying cyclocomputer, and I'm quite happy with it. However, I'm intending to use the GPS mosly for longer rides.

    The only thing I really need a computer for on short rides is to track the miles I've ridden. I'm thinking I'll get a small, cheap computer and mount it out of the way, possibly on the rear wheel with the computer mounted to the seatpost or the frame, sonce I would really just get a number off it once a week.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap, sturdy, and small computer with a sturdy mount? Something built like a tank that i can permenantly mount to the bike would be best, I think.

    Thanks!
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    I'd just cruise gnashbar looking for the cheapo's; any of them should work fine. Might have to do some tape or other rigging to mount it to a stay or seatpost.

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    Cateye Enduro. The weak link in cheap wired bike computers is the wireing harness. The Enduro has a thicker, stronger wire that's harder to break.

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    The Specialized Enduro is aother heavier wired cyclo-comp. It does not have a trip reset though.
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    I have a cheapo bell computer from Target that just keeps going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    I just picked up a GPS, to replacy my dying cyclocomputer, and I'm quite happy with it. However, I'm intending to use the GPS mosly for longer rides.

    The only thing I really need a computer for on short rides is to track the miles I've ridden. I'm thinking I'll get a small, cheap computer and mount it out of the way, possibly on the rear wheel with the computer mounted to the seatpost or the frame, sonce I would really just get a number off it once a week.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap, sturdy, and small computer with a sturdy mount? Something built like a tank that i can permenantly mount to the bike would be best, I think.

    Thanks!
    They had a blow out sale on cheapie cyclometers last week. I picked up 6 of them for a couple bucks each. Haven't mounted any yet, so I can't give a critique.

    I have a really cool one from the 80's which is an analog one. It's three wheels that rotate and track the miles. I mean, real little wheels! Like on a bike combination lock. You reset it by spinning the wheels to 0. It's pretty cool.

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    VDO C1. Cheap and damn near indestructible.

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    Senior Member neilfein's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    They had a blow out sale on cheapie cyclometers last week. I picked up 6 of them for a couple bucks each. Haven't mounted any yet, so I can't give a critique.

    I have a really cool one from the 80's which is an analog one. It's three wheels that rotate and track the miles. I mean, real little wheels! Like on a bike combination lock. You reset it by spinning the wheels to 0. It's pretty cool.
    Who' they? That analog one sounds awesome.
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    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Who' they? That analog one sounds awesome.
    Ooops. Sorry. Nashbar. They really were just a couple bucks. some were wireless, some wired. I'm experimenting. they basicall told you how fast you were going and had a trip odometer and a main odometer.

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