computer + wires = ??

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  1. costa

    costa New Member

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    ok guys, my first post, hope u guys dont think this is a stupid question

    basicaly im new to cycling, i have just bought myself a little computer. now basicaly i am having all sorts of problems putting the wires neatly around my bike.

    i belive i made a big mistake buying a wired computer.

    can anyone give me an idea on how to wrap the cables (i have 2 sensors) on my bike.

    thanks guys

    (hope im welcome into these forums)
     
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  2. capwater

    capwater New Member

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    Welcome to the Forum!

    The answer is "zip ties".

    I actually prefer wired units as they are often more reliable and are way cheaper. Just my .02.
     
  3. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    In addition to the zip tie comment, wrap the front wheel computer wire in a spiral around the front brake cable and follow it up to your handlebars.
     
  4. Jim R

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    computer + wires = More Reliable

    I have found that the wired computers are often more reliable than some of the wireless versions. Of course, the wires are a little more of a nusiance.
     
  5. Bob Ross

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    Is this a pop quiz?


    computer + wires = Looks Like Ass
     
  6. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    computer + wireless + bad signal = Dumb Ass
     
  7. capwater

    capwater New Member

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    Oh, yeah I forgot biking is all about looks! DOH .....
     
  8. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross New Member

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    Liar; nobody forgets that!
     
  9. vadiver

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    I thought it was
    Computer + wireless = two chances for dead/weak batery
     
  10. costa

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    thanks for the sugestions guys. ill start playing around with my cables now
     
  11. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Uhm, how about....

    computer + wires = computer + wireless = whatever trips your trigger.

    There are plenty of reliable wireless units, just as there are plenty of reliable wired units. So what?

    To the OP, like others said, zip ties work as does winding the wires around cables. If you have a sensor at the back wheel or at the crank, you can wind the wire around one of the cables on the downtube, but don't wind tightly.
     
  12. Mike1970

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    Hi,
    Here's how its done on my Bike. Please follow link for pictures.

    Mike
     
  13. atomship47

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    i prefer wireless. my hard-wired 'puter lasted about 6 months before the very thin wires vibrated loose. they're such a small gauge that its hard as heck to reattach them.
     
  14. costa

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    thanks for the pics mate, made it alot more clear.


    (ps: nice bike)
     
  15. thomas_cho

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    Second that ... zip ties and dont wind too tightly. I wound my too tight, and the wire must have broke inside. I have no idea where the break is, but the cabling has to be replaced now.
     
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    hd reynolds New Member

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    The above equation is true maybe 10 years ago. Nowadays with wireless gadgets all around us wireless cyclecomps are as reliable and durable as wired units. So why do they still make wired ones?- because they're cheaper.

    I have this to say about wired ones though...

    wired computer + broken wire = wireless computer
     
  17. costa

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    haha reynolds verry clever. seems like people are realy having fun with my equasion idea ;)
     
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