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What's the Best Odormeter

Old 10-19-15, 12:12 PM
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What's the Best Odormeter

I have a cheap Giant one. It stinks.

Any advise on a sweet one?
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Old 10-19-15, 12:28 PM
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I'm getting good results with a wireless Cateye with cadence. Installation isn't too bad but programing the device can be a pistol (I just left it on EST)...
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Old 10-19-15, 12:53 PM
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I downloaded this app called Cyclemeter onto my I phone. It's pretty neat. Keeps track of every ride in history. Displays a map of your route. Now, I know how far & how fast I'm going no matter which one of my bikes I ride.
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My sense of smell isn't the best, so I could use one, too.
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I don't see the point of an odormeter. Just shower after every ride, always wear clean cycling clothing, and wear deodorant.
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Your dogs nose?.....I hear pigs have good ones also.....

I have a plain jane wireless Catseye,has worked good for many years....Doesn't play well with hub generator lights close by though.
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Old 10-19-15, 12:57 PM
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Your nose is the best odor-meter and more sensitive than any instrument you can buy. Of course, dogs, bears and pigs have even better odor-meters.
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I was behind a guy on Saturday where I wish I could have turned my odormeter off!
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You don't need an odormeter if you can tell it stinks.
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Old 10-19-15, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have a cheap Giant one. It stinks.

Any advise on a sweet one?
If you were to move this to a vintage Giant Butte I have a feeling you'd get better results.

Good luck.
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Old 10-19-15, 03:22 PM
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I think your nose would be good, but if you have a dog, their nose would be better.

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Old 10-19-15, 03:31 PM
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Who thought that read odometer? Raises hand...........
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
I downloaded this app called Cyclemeter onto my I phone. It's pretty neat. Keeps track of every ride in history. Displays a map of your route. Now, I know how far & how fast I'm going no matter which one of my bikes I ride.
Does it tell you if your ride stunk?
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Old 10-19-15, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CdaleNike21 View Post
Who thought that read odometer? Raises hand...........
You're not alone. @McBTC did. Sometimes it's the little things in life that smell so sweet.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You're not alone. @McBTC did. Sometimes it's the little things in life that smell so sweet.

I was referring to Cateye's odormeter!
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Iv got a Sigma and it works well. Tells me everything I need to know. Odometer, speed, average speed, ride time and more. Cateye is supposed to be good too, but the one I was looking at doesnt give me a ride time, and that was important to me.

Also, no need to get a wireless, a wired one really is fine, its up to you in the end but you can save money on a wired one. Look into Sigma.
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Old 10-20-15, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
I was referring to Cateye's odormeter!
You gonna try to sell me a bridge inn Brooklyn next?
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Old 10-20-15, 04:55 AM
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Iv got a Sigma and it works well. Tells me everything I need to know. Odometer, speed, average speed, ride time and more. Cateye is supposed to be good too, but the one I was looking at doesnt give me a ride time, and that was important to me.

Also, no need to get a wireless, a wired one really is fine, its up to you in the end but you can save money on a wired one. Look into Sigma.
I had a Sigma odormeter and it stunk. The button on the bottom edge of the unit was a poor design. When I would stop to take photos during bike tours the weight of the front panniers would cause the handlebars to swing. The computer button would hit my left thigh as I stood taking photos and cause it to reset. The first day of a tour in Montana it took me half the day to figure out why the computer kept resetting.

Wired odormeters stink if you travel a lot with your bike. And what is with all this saving every penny possible? People waste electricity every year by keeping lights on needlessly but they don;t want to spend and extra $20 for a wireless odormeter.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I had a Sigma odormeter and it stunk. The button on the bottom edge of the unit was a poor design. When I would stop to take photos during bike tours the weight of the front panniers would cause the handlebars to swing. The computer button would hit my left thigh as I stood taking photos and cause it to reset. The first day of a tour in Montana it took me half the day to figure out why the computer kept resetting.

Wired odormeters stink if you travel a lot with your bike. And what is with all this saving every penny possible? People waste electricity every year by keeping lights on needlessly but they don;t want to spend and extra $20 for a wireless odormeter.
Yeah look thats fine, if you want to go wireless I guess its better, I use to have an expensive wireless and my wired one does the exact same thing. Im very happy with it. I just want to give people a heads up that the wired is an easy install and you cant even really notice the wire if your not looking. Its pretty neat, you just twirl it around the break cable. Anyway, still dont know why traveling a lot would have a detrimental effect on a wired speedo.

The Sigma im using is a Sigma BC 8.12. It cost me $21.98 with free post on ebay. Cant go wrong.
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Is there an app for that?
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Are odermeters made in the ol' factory?
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You can get a Giant odormeter that stinks fixed surgically, celebs do it all the time.
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