Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Merrick, NY
Bikes: 2009 Mercier Galaxy (custom build), 2008 Argon 18 Mercury
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Am I just an idiot or does the S in VDO C3DS mean "suck"
So i mounted a VDO C3DS wireless on my new ride and have had nothing but problems. I got the optional cadence sensor with it as well. When i put it on it was reading speed perfectly fine with the occasional hiccup which the instructions say will happen if you are riding on the street because of interference and things like that. The Cadence sensor however was giving me problems (weird readings) but at least it was reading. I did everything the instructions said finally it quit working at all (and still doesn't). I gave up on it figuring I will work with it another day as long as the speedo and odo work I got enough to do my workout.
SO i hop on today and in a 15 mile bike ride It read a total of 4 miles. I barely if ever saw the speed. I do not live in manhattan, I do live in a suburban area. I figured maybe I was too close to the stores but even when i was deep in suburbia it still barely worked. I dont have my cellphone mounted to my handlebars which it said will cause interference. I have everything done right, I did multiple connection resets, this thing is just totally unreliable.
Am i doing something wrong? I should have just bought a wired one... ugh.