Lovin' my Fixie
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Euclid, Ohio, USA (Near the Great Lake Erie)
Bikes: Litespeed Classic, C-Dale MT1000, 80's Trek 770, 2005 Raleigh Rush Hour Pro, Fixed
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I got my Flight Deck about 4 years ago and would have trouble giving it up now. When I first saw them on another guy's bike I thought it was technology overkill (I suppose it is in a way) but...
It is really nice to have the numbers large in front of you.
It is nice to just glance down when you are tired and quickly see what gear you are in. The brain doesn't always do calculations well when fogged with fatique.
It is easy to set up once you figure out the bible-sized users manual written by a non-English speaker.
The wireless ones that they now make are nicer than mine.
Only complaint I have is since mine is an older model, the buttons on the STI shifters are close together on the right brake handle. Sometiimes I shut the timer off when I grip the handle when climbing a hill. duh! That effects all of the mileage counts and I often don't know how far I've ridden on a long ride. I take a lot of teasing about that from my buddies.
Overall I'd say go for it if someone else is buying