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Old 09-30-20, 12:07 PM
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It is hard to beat a basic Cateye, et al, bike computer if all you need is speed/distance. You can get them for under $20 and sometimes under $10. The only problem with them is that you sometimes have to be inventive to get them on bents in general. Wires can be too short and brackets that might be built to go on an upright fork might not work a trike kingpin. My solution usually involved soldering extra wire and mounting the sensor to the rear wheel. One thing to be aware of is that Cateye wires are hair-thin and can be very hard to solder and seal.

My current solution is more expensive. I have a Garmin. The advantages are that it can easily mount on whatever bike I choose to ride, so only one is required, and I get a LOT more info. The disadvantage is that batteries now have to be recharged between rides instead of being changed every other year.
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