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Need a new cycle computer

Old 05-30-07, 02:40 AM
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Need a new cycle computer

Alright, I need a new computer. Anybody have any faves under $100? Any thoughts are welcome. Thanx!
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Old 05-30-07, 04:33 AM
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Old 05-30-07, 04:48 AM
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I'm digging the Planet Bike Aero Wireless. Nice display, inexpensive (around 40 bucks), waterproof, has all the basic functions plus temperature. It does lack cadence, so if you need or want that, look elsewhere.
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Old 05-30-07, 05:50 AM
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Cateye Astrale 8 is a quality, basic, dependable wired computer that includes cadence. $35 or less.
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Old 05-30-07, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dekindy
Cateye Astrale 8 is a quality, basic, dependable wired computer that includes cadence. $35 or less.
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Cateye Strada.
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$20 will get you a wireless made by/for Bell at Walmart.

https://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5679632

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Originally Posted by jit5
Cateye Strada.
If you just want basics (like I do), you can not beat the Cateye Strada.
Light weight, clean mounting (stem or bars) and reliable. Can be found for $25 on-line.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:04 AM
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just got a Cateye Strada Cadence for $37 shipped on eBay....works great!!
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I'll vote again for Cateye Strada. I'd buy this one if a: was in a market for a new computer, and b: was willing to wait for it.( I just bought a Sigma for my mtb because it was at the shop)


Otherwise, I'd get a Sigma.
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Originally Posted by Lucky07
I'm digging the Planet Bike Aero Wireless. Nice display, inexpensive (around 40 bucks), waterproof, has all the basic functions plus temperature. It does lack cadence, so if you need or want that, look elsewhere.
The black case causes the temperature to read about 20degf high in the sun........Ok at night.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:17 AM
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Great thread, I'm in the market for one too. Now to choose between rear wheel mount, front wheel mount, or wireless. No purpose in purchasing one that mounts on the rear wheel if I don't train indoors right?
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Originally Posted by dcdomain
Great thread, I'm in the market for one too. Now to choose between rear wheel mount, front wheel mount, or wireless. No purpose in purchasing one that mounts on the rear wheel if I don't train indoors right?
I may be wrong but typically the ones with cadence have to have the sensor on the back (that is how they get the crank RPM)...
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Old 05-30-07, 09:08 AM
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What is the main difference between the Astrale 8 and the Strada Cadence?
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Anyone have any experience with the Serfas computers? One LBS here carries them and the Level 3 seems to be the cheapest computer with wireless cadence ($50).
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Look at this: https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4115

I have one and it's working great. The speed display never breaks up, and the HR display only drops out every once in a while from power line interference.

Wireless with HR is usually more expensive. Last week, it was on sale for $39.99! Still a good deal at $59.99.
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Originally Posted by BassoCoral
Look at this: https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4115

I have one and it's working great. The speed display never breaks up, and the HR display only drops out every once in a while from power line interference.

Wireless with HR is usually more expensive. Last week, it was on sale for $39.99! Still a good deal at $59.99.
Can it do cadence?
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Sigma Sport BC 1606L DTS, double wireless (cadence and wheel sensors) for around $70 IIRC. The feature that I wanted was average speed to .01 mph so I can see my average increasing as I crank out the last 5 miles.

Had mine for a couple thousand miles now and I'm pleased with it other than a couple minor data drops.

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Just got a Vetta RT277 for $25 at my LBS. Rear wheel sensors(wired), includes cadence, good sized display. Install instructions are a bit cryptic, but it ain't rocket science. The nice thing about the Vetta is that the top and bottom screens (speed in the center) can both show any function you want. The Blackburn Delphi 3.0 on my other bike isn't nearly as versatile. The Vetta also has a maintenance timer and way more memory functions than I expected to find in a cheap computer. Now we'll see how it holds up...
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Originally Posted by Murrays


Sigma Sport BC 1606L DTS, double wireless (cadence and wheel sensors) for around $70 IIRC. The feature that I wanted was average speed to .01 mph so I can see my average increasing as I crank out the last 5 miles.

Had mine for a couple thousand miles now and I'm pleased with it other than a couple minor data drops.

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Originally Posted by group105
Can it do cadence?
No
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