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    Radioshack + Wireless Cyclocomp = CRAZY SPEED!

    So I took my bike into Radioshack when running an errand. When I went to leave, my comp told me I was traveling in excess of 90 MPH Resetting the comp did not fix this. It seems one or more of the wireless goodies in the store was interfering with my wireless cyclocomp. This did not occur to me until I pedaled away from the store and the comp "fixed itself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinamuous View Post
    So I took my bike into Radioshack when running an errand. When I went to leave, my comp told me I was traveling in excess of 90 MPH Resetting the comp did not fix this. It seems one or more of the wireless goodies in the store was interfering with my wireless cyclocomp. This did not occur to me until I pedaled away from the store and the comp "fixed itself"
    Can you imagine what all that radiation in the store is doing to your brain!!
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    Good example of why wireless is less accurate.
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    Yup - that's why I got a wired one for my new bike. Every time I went close to a store it would start running. Not sure if it was the anti-theft things by the door. Bit of a pain to keep track of how much was added on to the total to take the same off by not turning on for a commute or two.

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    What if the computer was accurate and you really were traveling 90+ mph?
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    It is understandable that you were trying to quickly get away from RS before someone saw you there.

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    I know that some electronic devices like lights can interfere with computers as well...

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    I am OK being seen at RS with a plausible explanation, such as "I needed an antenna stand" or "I need an RCA audio cable adapter and don't want to wait for it to come from Monoprice". In this case, I just needed a battery tester. However, I would not be caught dead leaving there with an sort of stereo, tv, or remote control car

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