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    Flight Deck button problem

    I have a Shimano Flight Deck. The main problem I have, and you would think that I would have adapted to it by now, is when I grab the hoods for leverage on climbs, I frequently turn the computer off my accidently hitting the right button. I know that I should turn it on and go to secondary mode, where worse case scenario is I cycle through the functions and the computer is still on. Is there anything anyone does to solve thisl problem. I grow tired of putting hours on the bike, glancing down at the computer and wondering how many miles I have lost.

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    I cant turn mine off buy hitting the right hood button. It just cycles through the modes. Hit both left and right,it set everything back to zero.
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    I ment "left" button. I don't have a problem with cycling through the functions. I just hate looking down and finiding out that the little "mph" is not flashing and wondering how long it has been disengaged. (If I ride 50 miles, darn it, I want to see 50 miles on the computer!!!).

    Is there a solution. I have learned to put the computer in "secondary mode", but I don't do that consistently. I though maybe there was some other solution.

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    Be more carful. I just dont have that problem.
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    I honestly also have never had that problem. I do leave the computer in auto-start/stop mode however. The only problem I have is forgetting to wake SC-6501 from sleep mode at the beginnning of the ride.
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    Yep,sure wish just a spin of the wheel would start it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    Yep,sure wish just a spin of the wheel would start it.
    It does if you have it configured into auto-start/stop however with the SC-6501 and SC-6502, you have to manually wake it up (press the A button on the back) if it has gone to sleep (not simply stopped). With the older SC-6500, a spin of the wheel would also wake it up in addition to auto-start. According to Shimano, the change was made to address the criticism of premature battery drain. I have both the SC-6500 (on my MTB) and SC-6501 (on my RB) and have yet to see a major difference in battery life between the two.
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    Know all that. I'm talking about going out in the morning and hoping on the bike and the computer gets going as soon as the wheel starts spinning. I think mine is the second year flight deck and as far as i know,it dont do that. I have to push the button on the back of the computer on the right sitting on the bike.
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    I too have this problem a lot. I am at the point of ditching the cute chainring/sprocket display and going with the Cat-Eye dual sensor computer. I HATE having the blinking MPH go steady on me! As a backup, check the odometer before you start a ride; it doesn't ever stop, of course. - Jim

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    From: Shokhead:

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    "Be more carful. I just dont have that problem."
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    I have no problem with the computer wake up. I check my bike out before I ride it anyway. It is just a matter of pushing a little button before pushing off. You want to put the computer in the right mode anyway, so how hard is it to push a little button on the back of the computer first?


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    I had this problem too, I put a rubber washer, the kind you put in a water hose, under the left hood and haven't shut it off by accident since. Been working fine for two years like this. A few times I had to reposition the washer but many.

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    Well Metro, you have a lot of company, unfortunately. I like the answer from JohnOO.
    I have just fiddled around with the hoods until the button did not compress so easily.
    I have not done it, but this summer if I shut the thing off once on a century I will be trying to put an O ring or a washer around the button to make it less sensitive. Maybe even just a piece of a tube right over the button, under the hood, would make it less sensitive. Experiment a little, then post your results, I would like to hear what happens.

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    Thanks guys. That's exactly what I am looking for. I did a 55 miler this Saturday past and was trying to follow the cue sheet. It's a lot easier when the computer mileage jibbes with the cue sheet. Also like you, when I ride 100 miles, I want to see 100 miles on the computer.

    Short of moving the button to the underside of the brake hood, (Might be a good suggestion to give to Shimano), I will try the O-ring thing too. Thanks John00. Greatly appreciated. I will keep you posted.

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