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Old 05-18-15, 12:11 PM
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Show us your vintage cycling computer.

Points for the biggest, and ugliest.
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Old 05-18-15, 12:14 PM
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German.

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Extra points if I show the punch cards too?
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That's a great computer, @Johnny Mullet.
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Old 05-18-15, 03:53 PM
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Yes, Avocet 20, It's my favorite and It's all I ever needed on my Peugeot PSV:

still going strong after all these years since I bought it new in 1984..... abeit with not so long lasting non-mercury "greener" batteries these days.
One might not notice, but I routed the magnet ring sensor wires through the the right fork leg for a cleaner look, using the brazing holes conveniently left by Peugeot at the top and bottom of the inner face of the fork leg tube. Did that back in 84.
I think I'll try to find a few of these to mount on all my other C&V 80's bkes.
Prevoious to this computer, I had an analogue (as in geared drum numbers counter and O-ring belt drive) Huret Multito.

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Dammit. I remember having an old analog bicycle speedometer mounted to a Huffy 12-speed MTB back in the 1980s. I kind of wish I still had it. I can't remember exactly who made it but it looked something like this:

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A CatEye take-off.

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The distance portion,'





The timing portion,





The ciphering portion,

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A CatEye take-off.

Definitely big and ugly.
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not sure how vintage it is, but how about a NOS Avocet Model 31

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It has been retired and is no longer in service.
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I used to have a Peugeot computer like this, but I threw it away after the LCD turned black. It was about the size of a cassette tape and only updated every 6 seconds.
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Ah yes, the 1983 Peugeot Sport Computer! I installed mine onto my 1979 UO9 Super Sport

Mine still works! As mentioned, the thing takes several seconds to respond to any sort of keyboard input, and is affectionately referred to by at least one fellow rider as the "laptop".
I prefer using the "scan" function that automatically cycles through four data displays.
Second photo shows the svelte sensor and wiring, with computer removed.
Below that is the 1962 VDO chronometer, which is essentially a wind-up clock, and also shown at bottom mounted to my late-1962 Continental.






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+1 to the Avocet 20. Kind of an odd image of it but I was trying to capture a shot of a spider and his nicely made web from last year. Found him rather amusing as he joined me on a 140 miler. Tiny fellow, difficult to see the finely made web across the cables.



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Speaking of mechanical units, I have one or two Huret Multitos. This was, as far as I know, the only belt driven odometer. It had a total meter and a trip meter. Very nice, no noise, no appreciable friction.

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Speaking of mechanical units, I have one or two Huret Multitos. This was, as far as I know, the only belt driven odometer. It had a total meter and a trip meter. Very nice, no noise, no appreciable friction.

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I have one of those.
It was on the bike when I got it.
I really wonder if there is less than 400 total miles on the bike.

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I have one of those.
It was on the bike when I got it.
I really wonder if there is less than 400 total miles on the bike.
It's amazing, but many bikes see few miles like that. Of course, we don't know if the odometer was installed when the bike was purchased. Still, I've seen tons and tons of bikes that have seen around 400 miles.
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Speed indicator.
Probably should be in the obsolete tech thread.

This is my small one,
I have another one somewhere, that's a foot tall.


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Speed indicator.
Probably should be in the obsolete tech thread.

This is my small one,
I have another one somewhere, that's a foot tall.

Do you supply data to the National Weather Service?
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I had a Pacer 2000 in the early 80's. It was the NUTS. heart rate, speed, cadence, etc. It was huge. Made a great table for eating lunch on. I was proud!
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Originally Posted by Rocky Gravol View Post
Speed indicator.
Probably should be in the obsolete tech thread.

This is my small one,
I have another one somewhere, that's a foot tall.

You didn't get an advanced one with a built-in heater to keep the pitot tube from icing up? |8^)
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