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Old 09-21-08, 01:06 PM
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Cyclometer programming

Which company has easy to understand programming instructions? Please say it ain't Sigma!!!

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Old 09-21-08, 01:08 PM
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Old 09-21-08, 03:28 PM
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For my three Cateye > Delphi > Sigma.
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Blackburn 'Delphi'

A few years ago Bicycling Magazine touted it as one of the easiest to program.

I have the 'Delphi 3.0' which is wired, with cadence and its a great computer IMO.
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If you can set an alarm clock, you can program most computers. Remembering how to use all the functions is a different story. Less options= easier to use (and cheaper!)

Sometimes I have to break out the manual for computers on bikes that only see seasonal use at the start of the season to remember how to run them!
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Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post
Blackburn 'Delphi'

A few years ago Bicycling Magazine touted it as one of the easiest to program.

I have the 'Delphi 3.0' which is wired, with cadence and its a great computer IMO.
That is what I meant by Delphi - I have the 4.0 wireless. I like my Cateye Strada better - maybe because it is the older style and thus simpler. Yet they both are easier to figure out than the bottom of the line Sigma that has all of 3 functions, hmmm.
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"programming" is a very lofty word in this context.

You are setting the cicumference of the wheel, that's it.
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Old 09-21-08, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
"programming" is a very lofty word in this context.

You are setting the cicumference of the wheel, that's it.
Very well, I am rating them based on how fast I can reset things on the fly while on the saddle.
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Old 09-22-08, 04:18 AM
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On the fly circumference changes ...

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Very well, I am rating them based on how fast I can reset things on the fly while on the saddle.
Because we know how suddenly the size of your wheel can change when out on the road.

I too use the "hunt and peck" method of programming. Though, I calibrate it to the speed I get on a GPS. Cateye is a pain in the ass. But the fact that there are only two buttons means if you hit them enough you can get it to change.

The real problem with most of the computers is there simply aren't enough buttons to assign each one definite tasks. Two button systems can do it, but they're bad. The consolation is once I GPS calibrate it, I'm done.
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I have a Cateye Strada Wireless (no cadence) on my Trek. Installation was very simple - just a pair of pliers to pull the plastic ties tight. Programming in the wheel size was utterly simple. It's very accurate and even keeps good time. Cateye makes a bunch of different ones. The Strada is simple and straight-forward. But some of the others fall short. To change the display on the Strada, one simply presses down on the front of the device to scroll through the settings.

I tried a Trek one. It might as well have been programmed in Mongolian. The directions must have been written by Timothy Leary in 1965.
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