Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-02, 09:37 PM   #1
Generic Rider
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone have a "Bikebrain" Palm computer?

I found this (www.bikebrain.com) on the web today. I don't have a Palm, but this my sway me to get one...

Main features over a standard bike computer (except the bigger characters, which I like):

- You can record your training rides and upload them to your PC and analize the data with charts, graphs, etc.

- You can load them with maps/directions from the Bikebrain website, or even make your own.

There's some testimonials on the website, but I would like to hear from any BF members that my have experience with Bikebrain.

Thanks - Ken
Generic Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-02, 11:02 PM   #2
LittleBigMan
Sumanitu taka owaci
 
LittleBigMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have very little experience with my own brain, much less my bike's.

Just kidding. Maybe someday! :thumbup:
__________________
No worries
LittleBigMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-02, 02:58 AM   #3
willic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: N.E.England.(geordieland)
Bikes:
Posts: 605
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It looks very interesting!

Think it would be kind`a distracting tho`all that information flashing at you if your trying to concentrate on a specific manoevre!!!
willic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-02, 11:32 AM   #4
aturley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like a fun toy, but I have to admit that I would be a little hesitant to mount my palm pilot to my handle bars. It kind of looks like software that does a whole lot of good stuff, but I don't know if there are very many people who really need or want all that information. But again, I congratulate them on a cool device.

andy
aturley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-02, 12:12 PM   #5
manderax
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Missoula, Montana
Bikes:
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It looks like a cool toy. The device waterproofing method (see the FAQs) is a bit lacking.
manderax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-02, 12:26 PM   #6
dougc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The capability to load cue sheets is pretty cool. The large size is useful, too, since more information can be displayed at one time. With my Flight Deck, I have to scroll through the information, which is also distracting. With heavy gloves, I cannot operate the buttons at all. Hmmmm....
dougc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-02, 12:48 PM   #7
JonR
Carfree since '82. Grrr!
 
JonR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been a Palm user since, I think, 1997. I would definitely not mount one of mine on handlebars.

Be aware that Palm devices are not for everybody. If you enjoy fiddling with technology, fine, but if you're already annoyed (as you have every right to be) by your desktop/laptop operating system, software stupidities, etc., then you're just going to multiply your woes going to Palm.

On the other hand, I like my Palm unit mainly for two things: (1) being able to store classic novels, etc. downloaded from the Web to read anywhere, anytime; (2) keeping all my data in one place: passwords, appointments, addresses, etc. It is phenomenally useful for that, and fairly (though not totally) secure.
JonR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-05, 10:00 AM   #8
nklatt
Commuter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St Paul, MN
Bikes: Gitane De Luxe conversion fixie, 1972 Sting-Ray, 1972 Schwinn 10-speed
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whatever happened to the BikeBrain or the Bikini? They seem like such good ideas...
nklatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-05, 10:06 AM   #9
Grasschopper
He drop me
 
Grasschopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central PA
Bikes: '03 Marin Mill Valley, '06 Cannondale Rush, '02 Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1, '07 Bottecchia Euro Sprint Tour Comp Elite Pro 1000
Posts: 11,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dunno but if you combine that with GPS and a HRM and MAN would that be a nice unit.
__________________
The views expressed by this poster do not reflect the views of BikeForums.net.
Grasschopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 AM.