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    computers

    Do any of yall use one of these? I'd like to know how fast I go sometimes and how far, but I don't like anything on my handlebars ( not even brake levers). Is there a way to mount it on your stem, or toptube?
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    Sorry, absolutely no computers allowed on fixies.
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    Get a cheapo discontinued wireless one (think Nashbar/Performance has the old Cateye Cordless for $35 or so), mount the sensor on your fork, then put the computer in your pocket...inconvenient for current speed, I suppose, but you can pull it out of your pocket at the end of the ride so you'll know how far you went.

    At the risk of sounding like a total loser, then again perhaps I am, I'd love to have cadence available when I'm spinning down a hill. It's easy enough to look at a chart when I get home, but I'd like to know it in real-time without having to do math...."gee, if I spin just a bit faster I'll be at 150 rpm"...something along those lines.
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    Y'all are elitist fixie bastards.
    I run a computer, though I run it on my handlebars. It would be simple to run one on your stem or top tube, though it would be sideways. Can't be that hard to read. Or if you really want to be cool, get a wireless setup and mount the computer on a wristband so all you have is the goofy thing on the fork and nothing else on the bike.
    The one I'm running right now is a cateye (I think) and it uses a rubber band type thing to mount the computer so it comforms to a bunch of different tube sizes and would mount in a lot of places. Be creative and don't let any of these wank3rs tell you what to do. They all suck anyway.

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    Forgot to mention that since you reside in Hawaii, you are absolutely allowed a computer on a fixie. If anyone gives you crap about it, it's the little-known "riding fixie on volcano" rule. Man, I miss that place. You should try that 32 mile downhill ride on the volcano (can't remember its name) in Maui. On your fixie. Maybe a 55 or 56 tooth in front and an 11 in back. No brakes, natch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabern
    put the computer in your pocket...
    No wireless computer in pocket whilst riding a fixie....ever. Even on a volcano.

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    inkd: it's your bike, put a computer on if you want to. i (and most everyone else) down at the track use computers. i think if anyone has authority over what's "right" and what's not on a fixed gear / track bike, it's people who actually use these track bikes for their intended purpose. racing. not trying to look cool and impress others.
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    I run an old Cateye Vectra comp on mine...It's old and matches the old bike well. It also was included with the $10 I spent on the bike. Currently it resides on the handlebars but it was previously mounted on the very back of the top tube or alternately on the seatpost and had the sensor on the rear wheel. It doesn't look pretty but I have a set amount of miles that I want to get each day with the intent of increasing my mileage and speed. Having to get off your bike and look under your seatbag isn't fun so it now is on the handlebars, where I can see my mileage. Of course this is a 25 year old Raleigh conversion. When I get my Cinelli (when I can save the money) I may refrain from putting a comp on it.

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    Yes Sigma Sports has a stem mount kit you can get for their cyclometers. I guess you could mount it on your top tube but I think it would be difficult to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiek
    No wireless computer -Elitist Fixie Bastard
    I hate to say it, but I agree with Schiek. I've consumed way too much damn Kool-Aid to put pieces of plastic tinsel all over my bike. All that wind drag, you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fore
    inkd:.....it's people who actually use these track bikes for their intended purpose. racing. not trying to look cool and impress others.
    ......hmmm... does that hold true for mountain bikes ridden on pavement or basketball shoes worn off-court, for instance? ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fore
    i think if anyone has authority over what's "right" and what's not on a fixed gear / track bike, it's people who actually use these track bikes for their intended purpose. racing. not trying to look cool and impress others.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    ......hmmm... does that hold true for mountain bikes ridden on pavement or basketball shoes worn off-court, for instance? ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fore
    it's people who actually use these track bikes for their intended purpose. racing. not trying to look cool and impress others.
    yes it isn't. look back to the history of the bicycle and fixed gears before you make another statement like this. While they didn't have computers, they were used on the street.
    And then you have insulted anyone who has ridden a track bike on the street and subverted your own cause for individuality. Tsk tsk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucklust
    I hate to say it, but I agree with Schiek.
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    Of course there is always the option of getting one of those schmancy Timex GPS/HRM things. This would give you your distance and speed and heart rate info without anything attached to your bike. Just don't let any fixed gear minimalists catch you wearing one. You might look silly if it was found out that you were wired up like Lee Majors under your urban cycling fatigues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 165-48:17
    And then you have insulted anyone who has ridden a track bike on the street and subverted your own cause for individuality. Tsk tsk...
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    I am a weanie!

    I have and use my polar HRM with wireless cadence and velocity mount thingys. I really love it. Great way to monitor and keep track of all kinds of info. I set the display for heart rate and cadence. I don't really care about speed or that other stuff when I am on the bike. I only mount the watch when I am using my fixed for training.

    When I just cruise for fun I leave the watch off the bike. I still catch myself trying to see my heart rate and cadence occasionally.

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    i guess I'm a weanie too. I've got the same set-up without the cadence thing. I've got about a 30 mile commute and it's really nice to know how much more or less work i have to do to get to my office on time.
    I know it's not aesthetically pleasing, but it keeps me from getting yelled at work and without the bike mount and all the wires the stupid transmitter doesn't get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiek
    Well, it's about effin' time.
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    Wonder what the original poster is thinking now? He comes in looking for a way to put a computer anywhere but on his bar and starts a real poopstorm. Inkdwheels, if you're still with us, screw it, just do whatever you want. You can smile smugly in your beautiful Hawaiian surroundings knowing full well how fast and how far you just pedaled through paradise. It's not like anyone here is gonna' bust you with, gasp, electronics on your fixie. Cheers.
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    Poopstorm? Here? I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Ha! I think i'll get a wireless one. I've been trying to stay off the kool-aid. Since i commute and i don't have a car, I figure i have to pick function over style sometimes.
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    Maybe a license plate on the seat, so as to draw attention away from the handlebar faux pas.

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