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Old 06-09-13, 08:39 AM
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Cateye computer: What is this?

This is my third Cateye Strada Double Wireless computer and it's about 3 weeks old. Went out on a ride this morning and all of a sudden the MPH readout started flashing. Never had that happen before. A couple miles later it stopped and resumed it's normal readout. Another mile or two and it started flashing again and hasn't stopped. Seemed to be reading accurately but continued flashing. And all other readouts were fine. Going to try to find the fold out instructions that came with it. You know, the one in 13 languages about the size of a world atlas once unfolded. Hopefully I will be able to find English since my Spanish is mediocre, my French sucks and all other language skill are non-existent. Anyone know what just happened?
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Old 06-09-13, 08:48 AM
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You should download the PDF file for the instructions and save it on your computer.

http://www.cateye.com/files/manual_d...0DW_ENG_v3.pdf

Check the sensor positions.
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Old 06-09-13, 09:06 AM
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I had a Sigma wireless computer that used to do something like that. On mine the distance and MPH readout would go blank for varying periods of time but, when it came back on again, the distance readout remembered all the miles I had ridden in the missing interval. I theorized I had a defective computer head and substituted a different head from another bike. BINGO!
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Make sure it's getting a constant signal. Try moving the sensor closer. Take the unit off the mount and click it back in. You might also ensure the contacts are clean - a pencil eraser works well in cleaning them.
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Old 06-09-13, 09:59 AM
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Went back and did what no man should ever have to do.....read the instructions. It says I should replace the sensor battery. So, I guess I will try that. Never had such short battery life though, assuming that's the problem.
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When the speed reading on the Double Wireless starts to flash, it is normally the low battery/no signal warning for the transmitter. If the rest of the display flashes, it's the low battery warning for the control head. Check your transmitter and make sure the battery is good and/or the pairing between the transmitter and the control head is correct. I have a Double Wireless and when my speed display starts to flash, it's time to replace the battery. Note: you will have to establish a new pairing number between the transmitter and the control head if you remove the transmitter battery. I don't know why Cateye places the battery in the transmitter at the factory rather than place it in the packaging. My first Double Wireless went dead three days after I bought it because it had been sitting in the LBS for a while and the battery went dead. As it is, the battery in the transmitter only lasts a few months compared to the one in the control head.
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Old 06-09-13, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Went back and did what no man should ever have to do.....read the instructions. It says I should replace the sensor battery. So, I guess I will try that. Never had such short battery life though, assuming that's the problem.
Now you have to shave your beard, turn in your man card, and you're prohibited from watching Duck Dynasty.
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Now you have to shave your beard, turn in your man card, and you're prohibited from watching Duck Dynasty.
Yeah, that's really depressing
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Went back and did what no man should ever have to do.....read the instructions. It says I should replace the sensor battery. So, I guess I will try that. Never had such short battery life though, assuming that's the problem.
Could be the sensor is too far away from the head.

But the destructions are when all else fails and you haven't explored all the options yet. Get an 8 year old kid from the neighbourhood and let them sort it out. Always works for me.
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Get a wired Cateye Strada/Cadence, R200, battery lasts forever.
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FWIW I was concerned that changing the sensor battery would require a new pairing of sensor and receiver as someone has mentioned. So I set out to pop the battery quickly and install a new battery in hopes that the short time without a battery would maintain the pairing. So, I popped the sensor cover and amazingly the battery virtually popped out. I immediately put the new battery against the contacts. Then I put the cover back on and....voila it worked! Amazing.

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Old 06-11-13, 05:48 AM
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Now you have to shave your beard, turn in your man card, and you're prohibited from watching Duck Dynasty.
When you get lost, do you stop and ask for directions?
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When you get lost, do you stop and ask for directions?
Never been lost. Just been in an unfamiliar place on the way to somewhere else.
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When you get lost, do you stop and ask for directions?
No you get the Garmin with maps and never be lost.
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No you get the Garmin with maps and never be lost.
Until the Garmin runs out of battery.
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
Get a wired Cateye Strada/Cadence, R200, battery lasts forever.
Yeah, I went with the wired Cateye Strada Cadence after a lot of grief from interference/short battery life with wireless. I just hate the routing of the wires though, so I'm thinking of making the switch back. The wires just make it look so sloppy.
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Until the Garmin runs out of battery.
The secret is don't take long rides and charge every night.
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Yeah, I went with the wired Cateye Strada Cadence after a lot of grief from interference/short battery life with wireless. I just hate the routing of the wires though, so I'm thinking of making the switch back. The wires just make it look so sloppy.
Had the double wireless (still have laying around somewhere), after replacing batteries, the unit worked OK, for awhile. Then lost signal between sensors, head unit would flash then work again. Just seemed like a royal pain.

Switched over to the wired Cadence model last summer, other then replacing the battery once, this unit is working much better then the double. I now have a second Cadence computer on the commuter. I don't really notice the wires, at least not to much.
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Never been lost. Just been in an unfamiliar place on the way to somewhere else.
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