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    Question: Cyclocomputer for trainer

    Please forgive the noob question... I'd like to get a basic, inexpensive cyclocomputer for my indoor trainer. Obviously, the magnet would go on the back wheel. Will any of the cyclocomputers out there work for this, or do I need to look for a particular one? Is the setup different than on a front wheel?
    Thanks, in advance.

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    Anyone?

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    Cateye Strada Cadence gives you cadence and speed and attaches to the rear wheel. It is available for less than $40.

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    I did this last year. I just bought the cheapest thing I could find and mounted it with small pieces of duct tape (old road bike, so don't care much about the finish). Finagling the magnet sensor on the rear was a bit tricky, and the display unit is on the stem since it doesn't quite reach the handlebars, but it works and it was cheap (about $10).

    Some folks scoff at trainer miles, but since my trainer's power curve is harder than being outdoors, I feel justified. I think mileage is a good motivator. If I hop on for "just an hour" and see that I'm at 16.4 miles after 60 minutes, well shoot, why not make it an even 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
    Cateye Strada Cadence gives you cadence and speed and attaches to the rear wheel. It is available for less than $40.
    Yep! That's the one I have too. Works like a charm on the Trainer or on the road. Got it off Amazon for $30 (I think).

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    Great! Thanks so much for the information.

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    Cateye Astrale 8 works well, and a Sigma 1606L wired also works well.

    Altho, the Sigma needs the separate rear wheel harness, or a LBS that's good with a soldering iron.

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    Just get the cheapest one. You should be able to get one for $10 or less easily. If the wire isn't long enough to reach the handlebar or stem, just put the computer on the top tube or something...

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    maybe he wants to use on trainer for cadence not miles thats what I would do.

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