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    Cycling "Computer"

    Who remembers these "Cycling Computers" ?

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    Wow, I had one of those long long ago. Not exactly what I would call a cycling "computer".

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    It wasn't all that long ago that I saw some of those being sold on ebay. I believe the seller was advertising them as NOS.

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    A few years ago, I bought an old (1983?) Raleigh "Touring 14." One of those came attached; I put it in a drawer (the computer, not the bike).

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    I remember putting one on my bike sometime in the 70's. Not sure it ever worked well and I think I took it off.
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    I had a couple of em. One had a star wheel that was hit by a pin on the spokes and one had a small ruubber O ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    It wasn't all that long ago that I saw some of those being sold on ebay. I believe the seller was advertising them as NOS.
    I did a search on ebay for "Vintage Bicycle Odometer" and was amazed at what they are asking for these things! The key word is "asking".

    Here is the ebay link if you're curious.

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    I had a Huret Multito on the Raleigh Rampar R-1027 I had in high school. It used a big o-ring that went around a pulley on the computer and one that mounted to the hub of the front wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleCrazy View Post
    I did a search on ebay for "Vintage Bicycle Odometer" and was amazed at what they are asking for these things! The key word is "asking".

    Here is the ebay link if you're curious.
    Saaay, where'd the link go? Are ebay links not allowed here? [as I'm typing this I notice "ebay link" in the quote above is blue and underlined, but not a link]

    EDIT: huh, the link works from the quoted part of this message, but not in BicycleCrazy's original message that I quoted. Is this a vBulletin bug?

    EDIT 2:. now it's gone again...

    EDIT 3: Sorry for being OT folks, where can I report a software bug for the site. Back on-T: "Vintage", eh? Some people are really asking quite a lot for those.
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    I want that box of bowling pins!

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    My First Bicycle Computer:


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    I used to have one of these on my Mercian, back in the nineteen-eighties. You had to buy them for the wheel size you were using IIRC. The tic-tic-tic was sometimes a bit annoying.

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    WOW! I had that exact one! They sure have changed

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    I remember having one very similar to that one as a kid. Brings back some great memories!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis Shumaker View Post
    I used to have one of these on my Mercian, back in the nineteen-eighties. You had to buy them for the wheel size you were using IIRC. The tic-tic-tic was sometimes a bit annoying.
    A bit? I had a couple on different bikes, and the tic-tic-tic would drive me absolutely crazy.

    That said, I loved those little things.

    Ahhhhh, memories.


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