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Tunafish




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:56 pm    Post subject: What computer??? Reply with quote

Just a basic one really. whats hot whats not.

needs to be accurate, speed, distance, etc...

budget under 30 easy to fit/set up.

What options are there.... .....
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Sue




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive changed to this one since gives cadence and can be used on a turbo

Cateye Astrale 8
wiggle price 29.99


It isnt cordless but found my cordless one not reliable
--sometimes it would get distracted by other nearby computers Shocked
Got a bit to fix on but if I can work it out then should be ok.
Used it a lot since and like it.

Wiggle have lots to look at, best decide what you want it to do then see which fits criteria. Happy hunting
--isnt that GNBob leaving one on for you then Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont think thats part of the deal...

Going to hunt on google Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Cateye Astrale too. I've had a few computers in my time and this one is the most reliable and easy to use.

I've tried cordless ones but found them unreliable. I'll be sticking with corded ones from now on.

I also got the stem mounting kit because with tri bars fitted there was no room on the bars for the computer mount.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig - Sorry mate, I forgot about a bike computer! I use a cateye cordless and although it can be a bit tricky to set up, its never given me any grief and has proved to be very reliable. In have in fact got a spare computer that I'll happily fit for you. If you like it you can keep it; if you don't, ditch it and buy a new one. The one I have in mind is a Specialised that does all the normal things, including auto start.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a sigma sport BC1200 Confused . It does all the basics very well with a good display. It's got a nice simple twist on twist off sytem, so no fiddling for clips to get the face off it when your fingers are frozen Wink . There may well be a cadence model further up the range, but I haven't got it. It's got one of those 'hugely un-aero' wire's Twisted Evil between sensor and face, but I've heard that the cordless ones can be very unreliable and corrode easily Crying or Very sad .

The best thing about it though (it's so simple it's genius Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Very Happy Very Happy ) is that you can undo 2 screws and turn the face around 90degrees so it will sit on your tribars the right way round without any need for an adapter - fantastic!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cateye ones are ussually very realiable mine is anyway
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the Cateye Astrale8 too. Cadence feature is very handy and the screen is very bold and clear.. you can switch the main display between speed/cadence and have whatever you want on the small display.

Good value but I still haven't managed to wire it up nicely on the bike.. looks quite messy..

Any top tips for wiring from you astrale8 owners out there? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had 4 now on different bikes. The best tip I have is to get the bike shop to do it! I really hate doing computers, especially as there is either way too much cable, or not enough.

On my frame it looks pretty tidy, and the trick seems to be to use loads of clear tape to attach it to the frame, with a few nylon tie wraps to make it secure.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either the Sigma or Cateye Astrale .....just make sure its got cadence cpos the rest of the info is not that important
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