Electrical Gadgets

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by J.Burns, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. J.Burns

    J.Burns New Member

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    Hello there,
    I'm new to road cycling and have recently purchased a Giant OCR road bike. The reason I post this is to ask what are the best computers and lights to use for my bike. Wouldn't want to be spending over £30 for each though.
    Thanks In advance!
     
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  2. Sprinter_989

    Sprinter_989 New Member

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    The Cateye Astrale is a computer with all the functions and a good price.
     
  3. keydates

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    How much is it?
     
  4. J.Burns

    J.Burns New Member

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    £19.99 from evans cycles
     
  5. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    So about $35 (american)?
     
  6. J.Burns

    J.Burns New Member

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    Round $28-30 mate
     
  7. keydates

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    Dumb question:

    How do the computers tell what wheel it is using? You'd think there'd be some slight differences between, say a 26", 650cc, and 700cc wheel. Or is there a general setting on the speedos that should give a fairly accurate (speed/distance) reading regardless of wheel size?
     
  8. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    I am using a VDO C10+ wireless, and am extremely satisfied.

    It is more of a basic computer, but very reliable, no trouble with batteries (ok, have had it for about a year only), and has everything I need - speed, max speed, average speed, time, stopwatch, odometer, trip odometer.

    Don't remember how much it cost, but nothing out of the ordinary.
     
  9. eric_the_red

    eric_the_red New Member

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    You have to tell it, usually there is a chart in the instructions with different wheel sizes, or if you want to get really exact measure your wheels and input the value.
     
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