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Good cheap speedo

Old 04-07-16, 09:25 AM
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Good cheap speedo

I'm looking for a cheap speedo that I can glance down at. There are loads of them on ebay but is there any particular one you've had a good experience with? I use my phone for gps tracking so this is just to manage my pace.
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Old 04-07-16, 09:27 AM
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Wired or wireless? Do you need cadence?
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Old 04-07-16, 09:31 AM
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Clicked expecting troll thread
Pleasantly surprised

Maybe a stem mount for your phone? Would eat up the battery, though
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Cateye makes good ones, both wired and wireless.
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Old 04-07-16, 09:56 AM
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I think a Sigma Rox might fit the bill. Define "cheap" for us though.
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The Bell speedos from department stores generally work well for $10 to $20 each depending on the model.
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Old 04-07-16, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Wittyname View Post
Clicked expecting troll thread
Pleasantly surprised

Maybe a stem mount for your phone? Would eat up the battery, though
Yeah, plus Strava only displays average speed.
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Old 04-07-16, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bmthom.gis View Post
Oh man, this is what I thought this thread was going to be about
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Old 04-07-16, 11:05 AM
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$10-$20 sounds great. Wired is fine. I've had bad luck with Cateye and all ANT+ and bluetooth devices I've tried. No cadence needed. Bell might just fit the bill and gotta love a good return policy.
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Old 04-07-16, 11:45 AM
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Heh. +1, except that I was disappointed.

OP: I would avoid Giant-branded computers. Someone gave me one. Not only was it dumb looking (round), it did not stand up well to wet conditions.

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Old 04-07-16, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Wittyname View Post
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Me too.

Still wasn't convinced it wasn't though until I got to the last sentence of the OP.
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Me too.

Still wasn't convinced it wasn't though until I got to the last sentence of the OP.
Ok, fine.

Let me rephrase by stating that the chafe and cinch of a cheap speedo will keep me from outpacing those with a more expensive and roomier speedo. So every once in a while, when my average pace is low, I like to glance down at my cheap speedo to remind myself that I am restraining on purpose the only way I know how. Some on here have suggested an electronic speedometer for some reason. I don't know why.
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Stem mount for the speedo
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Originally Posted by customsound79 View Post
Ok, fine.

Let me rephrase by stating that the chafe and cinch of a cheap speedo will keep me from outpacing those with a more expensive and roomier speedo. So every once in a while, when my average pace is low, I like to glance down at my cheap speedo to remind myself that I am restraining on purpose the only way I know how. Some on here have suggested an electronic speedometer for some reason. I don't know why.
Lol. You win the internet for today, my friend.

I asked a LBS guy for a speedometer and he came up with something electronic. I was surprised.

My brother had an odometer back in the 80s/90s on his bike and I was looking for something similar as well as a speedometer. I was imagining something analog and mechanical.
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It's not on the cheap side ($50), but if you wanted to the easiest to see speedometer, the Cateye (edit) Padrone has the largest display and can mount slightly forward of the bar:

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It's not on the cheap side ($50), but if you wanted to the easiest to see speedometer, the Cateye Pandrome has the largest display and can mount slightly forward of the bar:
Cateye "Padrone". Works great, got one...large display. I think that mount is optional, mine didn't come with it, but I didn't need it.
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I was hoping for at least one Borat photo!
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