Cycle Computer Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Mitchell Chavis, Apr 11, 2003.

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  1. I just purchased a BikeE closeout and want to add a computer that will preferably calculate speed
    and RPM. It's been a while since my last purchase(this is my first recumbent) and I don't know if a
    wireless would work or do I need to buy a wired with extra long wires?

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  2. Cateye Astrale will fit the bill. Run the speed sensor off the front wheel; no extending of
    wires required.

    Dave Larrington - http://legslarry.crosswinds.net/
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  3. Ben

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    Mitchell,

    Careful with the wireless. Unless you can mount them within about 24" (sometimes less) they won't work.

    There are several (hundred!) computers out there. I'll let others recommend the best ones.

    As it happens, I'm running a Nashbar wireless on a Burely Canto. BUT . . . BUT . . . BUT . . . the computer is not mounted on the handlebar but on the forward steering tube. This is not ideal and I will change the configuration shortly.

    Thus, I'm interested in recommendations too!!!

    Ben
     
  4. Bob Stan

    Bob Stan Guest

    On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 15:55:06 GMT, mitchell chavis wrote:

    >I just purchased a BikeE closeout and want to add a computer that will preferably calculate speed
    >and RPM. It's been a while since my last purchase(this is my first recumbent) and I don't know if a
    >wireless would work or do I need to buy a wired with extra long wires?
    >
    I bought an Avocet 45TT with rear mount harness, which was long enough to attach to the front wheel.
    I had to be a little creative with a mounting bracket for the cadence sensor, but it works well. As
    I think about it, I may have used an Avocet Mountain Bike adapter to attach the speed sensor to the
    front fork as well.

    Works good - I'm on my second year with it.
     
  5. David Bogie

    David Bogie Guest

    There's a new model of the Astrale just arriving in the States, maybe you can find the older model
    deeply discounted.

    david boise ID

    "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > Cateye Astrale will fit the bill. Run the speed sensor off the front wheel; no extending of wires
    > required.
    >
    > Dave Larrington - http://legslarry.crosswinds.net/
    > ===========================================================
    > Editor - British Human Power Club Newsletter
    > http://www.bhpc.org.uk/
    > ===========================================================
     
  6. What does the new one do that the old one didn't do? The Cateye website now shows only four models
    of cyclocomputers with no names, just numbers (something like 24/34/44/45)

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    Gator Bob Siegel EasyRacers Ti Rush "David Bogie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > There's a new model of the Astrale just arriving in the States, maybe you can find the older model
    > deeply discounted.
    >
    > david boise ID
    >
    > "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Cateye Astrale will fit the bill. Run the speed sensor off the front
    wheel;
    > > no extending of wires required.
    > >
    > > Dave Larrington - http://legslarry.crosswinds.net/
    > > ===========================================================
    > > Editor - British Human Power Club Newsletter
    > > http://www.bhpc.org.uk/
    > > ===========================================================
     
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