bike computer woes
ok, i havent been riding long, and 2 monmths ago i bought myself a specialized comp bike computer, b/c it seemed like fun. i was all about the computer, and found the info it provided to be very valuable to my growth as a rider.
problem is, the other day, the thing started going on the fritz. it wasnt registering any kinda mph or showing that any distance was being covered, it spent lots of time reading grossly improper speeds (like, staying steady at .7 mph while i rode half a mile at around what i'd assume to be 10-15 mph.) basically, overnight, it had become useless. i brought it into the shop where i bought it, and they swore they'd fix it. when i teturned, they said it was fixed, and it did work (seemingly) correctly for maybe half a city block. then, it went on the fritz again. worse, they seem to have broken one of the buttons...not totally broken, but very loose and um yeah, it's really kinda broken b/c it doesnt always "realize" that i'm pressing it.
what would y'all do? should i try to get it replaced by the dealer? should i just say to **** with it and buy something different? it's no fun when you spend $40 on something and only get 2 months/350 miles out of it. for those of you recomending that i just get something different, what do you recomend for commuting/light trails/do-it-all biking? i'm looking at the cateye astrale, but am totally open to suggestion.