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Old 09-20-06, 08:01 AM   #1
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Once again I have to replace my bike computer. I just cannot seem to find one that will last through our rainy winters. Anyone have a suggestion? I would like to keep it under $75. Thanks

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Old 09-20-06, 05:43 PM   #2
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I use the sigma 500 I think, their bottom of the line.
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Old 09-20-06, 05:46 PM   #3
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We don't need no stinkin' computers.

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Old 09-20-06, 05:58 PM   #4
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Once again I have to replace my bike computer. I just cannot seem to find one that will last through our rainy winters. Anyone have a suggestion? I would like to keep it under $75. Thanks

David
I use the Cateye kind . . . it's not too expensive and has lasted a couple years so far.
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Old 09-21-06, 09:36 PM   #5
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I figure an $80 computer and a $15 computer are going to react the same when they meet the pavement or I do something stupid like put it in my pocket and throw the pants in the washer. I tend to avoid them altogether and if necessary get a not-too-crappy-seeming cheap one. My commute is too short for me to care how fast I'm going.

I've heard of people stretching a condom over their computer to seal out water. Sounds a little funky to me.
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Old 10-07-06, 04:19 PM   #6
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My son bought me one for Christmas, and I was so VERY pleased, but it crapped out from the weather after two weeks. I've used my GPS as a speedo and odo and such, but just enough to get accustomed to the data on my regular commute. Once in a while I kind of wish I had a good computer, but then I think, "What the heck. Am I going to pedal faster or slower based on some numbers clicking by on my handle bars?" I think not.
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Old 10-09-06, 10:35 AM   #7
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I have had good luck with several Cateyes, but the Cateye Enduro 2 on my touring bike is probably the most bomb proof. Believe it was intended for mountain bikes. For a cheap one, I have an Avenir that I paid $7 for at the Seattle swap meet a few years ago & it is still going strong although the display flickers sometimes, it has done this since new. Don
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Old 10-09-06, 02:42 PM   #8
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But they you give you something to stare at for the trip.......
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Old 10-09-06, 02:50 PM   #9
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i have a cateye enduro on my MTB, it needs a battery change once a year but it seems quite durable and well sealed. How about using the quick detach feature most of the computers have, and just don't use it in heavy rain.
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Old 10-09-06, 03:00 PM   #10
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Another vote for the CatEye Enduro...
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Old 10-10-06, 04:49 PM   #11
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Cateye Enduro, I'll let you know if it fails on me.
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Old 10-10-06, 05:39 PM   #12
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I've had a Sigma BC1200 for over a year with no problems.
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