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.
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?