Riding Heaven's Highways: In Memoriam
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It is North.. of Florida
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Originally Posted by Ron B
...in regard to a speedometer - WalMart and big box stores sell a Schwinn speedo for around 10 bucks which is just DANDY! I had a Trek wireless and it crapped out in less than a year - I found the Schwinn speedometer at WalMart or Kmart or something like that and I like it better! It's basic but it does the job....speed, mileage, odometer etc.
Since you mentioned it I have to add - these Walmart/Targed speedos are good as long as they are wired and for 10-12 bucks.
I have 2 wireless from Walmart for $20 I purchased couple of years ago and they work just fine, but I decided to buy another wireless (for some reason they changed the color from silver to black) and I tried few of them - none of them were working fine anymore.
So... just go with cheap wired and you will be alright.
To add to this topic - also try CL - with $600 in hand you can do very good - something like 7.5FX with 500 miles can be found.
But take someone with you who knows about bikes a little.
BikesDirect.com have interesting Cyclocross bikes for $580-800 It might work for you as well.