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Old 06-21-06, 11:29 AM   #1
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cyclocomputers. . .

ya rock one? i dig mine as i like to see how fast i go and i'm a mileage geek as well. cateye wired one in one bike and cateye wireless on the other. they're real accurate.

any of ya'll use 'em?
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I used to. I haven't re-instlaled mine since I put on new bars. I liked seeing how fast and far I went, but without the computer I just ride, and its a bit more relaxing.
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I use one, but just to tell my mileage. I run a wireless one with a sensor on the rear wheel, then just have the unit in my bag and check it when I get home at the end of the day. Like sivat said, its just more relaxing without worrying about speed ummm plus my screen doesn't have enough digits to read out the +100 mph speeds I like to travel at.
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I have a very simple cheap 'SuperGo C-12' wired one on the fixed - only one short wire to front spoke.

No cadence of course, easily calculated (.225mph for every 1rpm or 4.4rpm for every 1mph)

It would be nice to have cadence only computer. Instead of distance in miles it displays total number of crank rotations (and average rpm and peak rpm). I've thought about using different calibration values in the cyclocomputer so it would 'fake' it to read out in rpm, but I am not sure the calibration value has the right range to do this.

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I have a very simple cheap 'SuperGo C-12' wired one on the fixed - only one short wire to front spoke.

No cadence of course, easily calculated (.225mph for every 1rpm or 4.4rpm for every 1mph)

It would be nice to have cadence only computer. Instead of distance in miles it displays total number of crank rotations (and average rpm and peak rpm). I've thought about using different calibration values in the cyclocomputer so it would 'fake' it to read out in rpm, but I am not sure the calibration value has the right range to do this.

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LoFarkas talked about a similar setup... he had a second cyclocomputer with the magnet on his crank, and the sensor on the chainstay. With the right calibration, it was a perfect cadence-meter. Then of course, you have two computers, which is either good or bad.
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I used to have one but I have done so much riding around Chicago that I just kind of began to have a feel for how many miles I would do in a given day and my speed. I just couldn't take the look of it on my trim and traditional machine. It looked like a digital tumor growing from my bars.
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I have a Cateye Astrale 8 and a CC-CD300DW. Both have worked flawlessly since installed. The wireless records the average cadence which is useful for tracking your progress, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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it just seems out of place on a fixed gear bike. I'm all for technology and tracking data ( I have a powertap on my road bike) but I don't want anything on my fixed gear that isn't essential.
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I use one, but just to tell my mileage. I run a wireless one with a sensor on the rear wheel, then just have the unit in my bag and check it when I get home at the end of the day. Like sivat said, its just more relaxing without worrying about speed ummm plus my screen doesn't have enough digits to read out the +100 mph speeds I like to travel at.
That's an excellent idea, i'm going to steal it. I just need to know the ride time because pedometer gives the distance.

Also cadence is pretty useless on a fixed gear. You just look it up once for your chainring cog combo and that's it.

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buy a cheap sigma off ebay that can do speed, distance, etc, and comes with the cadence upgrade... then just run the cadence. Wouldn’t be particularly expensive at all. I used to do this when my speed sensor decided to stop working, but I still wanted to monitor cadence.
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