Sigma RDS wireless mount stupidness



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ZeeExSixAre

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So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the next?!?!?
They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
they expect you to switch bikes?

Has anyone figured out a rubber-band solution?

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Phil, Squid-in-Training
 
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Ryan Cousineau

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In article <[email protected]>,
"ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote:

> So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the next?!?!?
> They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
> they expect you to switch bikes?
>
> Has anyone figured out a rubber-band solution?


Zip ties? Like every other computer on the planet?

Step 1: cut zip ties with diagonal cutter. Be careful not to nick the
fork.

Step 2: put new zip ties on, and attach mount to the new bike. These are
available in multi-packs from a wide variety of stores, but a big-box
hardware store will probably be able to sell you a lifetime quantity for
several bucks.

Step 3: there is no step three.

Zip ties are single-use,
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Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine/wiredcola/
President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
 
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ZeeExSixAre

Guest
Ryan Cousineau wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the
>> next?!?!? They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the
>> bike... how do they expect you to switch bikes?
>>
>> Has anyone figured out a rubber-band solution?

>
> Zip ties? Like every other computer on the planet?
>
> Step 1: cut zip ties with diagonal cutter. Be careful not to nick the
> fork.
>
> Step 2: put new zip ties on, and attach mount to the new bike. These
> are available in multi-packs from a wide variety of stores, but a
> big-box hardware store will probably be able to sell you a lifetime
> quantity for several bucks.
>
> Step 3: there is no step three.
>
> Zip ties are single-use,



I'm assuming you don't have one of these then. It's close to impossible to
get the old zip-tie out of the mount. If my digital camera worked, I'd take
a pic to show you what I meant.

These are some weirdass size of zip-tie... I have about 6 different
varieties on hand, and none of them fit. Some are too large to fit in the
recess, some don't have long-enough lengths... bah!

I'm going to go with my friend's suggestion of using a pin to disengage the
zip-tie mount, once I figure out how to get the old zip-tie out.

--
Phil, Squid-in-Training
 
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Peter Storey

Guest
Ryan Cousineau <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the next?!?!?
> > They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
> > they expect you to switch bikes?
> >
> > Has anyone figured out a rubber-band solution?

>
> Zip ties? Like every other computer on the planet?


Well not quite. Sigma Sports rely (mostly) on elastic bands, which
(i) simplifies installation and (ii) makes it easy to move them
around.
>
> Step 1: cut zip ties with diagonal cutter. Be careful not to nick the
> fork.
>
> Step 2: put new zip ties on, and attach mount to the new bike. These are
> available in multi-packs from a wide variety of stores, but a big-box
> hardware store will probably be able to sell you a lifetime quantity for
> several bucks.


Yes, but the Sigma RDS ones are a very small size and (at least on the
one I have) have to fit through the unit -- so you can't use
slightly-too-big ones. I's a bit more of a hunt than what you
imagine,

Peter Storey
 
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NICHOLAS CHILDS

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"ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the

next?!?!?
> They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
> they expect you to switch bikes?
>
> Has anyone figured out a rubber-band solution?
>
> --
> Phil, Squid-in-Training
>
>
>


use the rubber bands the product was supplied with?
What am I missing?????
 
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David Kerber

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...
> So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the next?!?!?
> They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
> they expect you to switch bikes?


Cut the zip ties, and put some new ones on the next bike. You can get a
package of 50 for about $3 at a hardware store.


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Qui si parla Campagnolo

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phil-<< So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the
next?!?!?
They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
they expect you to switch bikes? >><BR><BR>

Buy a second mount??

Peter Chisholm
Vecchio's Bicicletteria
1833 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535
http://www.vecchios.com
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David Kerber

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In article <[email protected]>, vecchio51
@aol.com says...
> phil-<< So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the
> next?!?!?
> They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to the bike... how do
> they expect you to switch bikes? >><BR><BR>
>
> Buy a second mount??


I didn't even think about him meaning that he wants to be able to switch
it back and forth between two different bikes. Additional mounts are
cheap. My LBS had a drawer full of them and just gave me one when I
wanted to buy it.

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Tim McNamara

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"ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> writes:

> So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike to the
> next?!?!? They use zip-ties so that it's permanently anchored to
> the bike... how do they expect you to switch bikes?


Umm. You cut the zip ties with something sharp. Then you use new
zip ties to attach it to the new bike. Or you buy a couple of mounts
and just move the computer.
 
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SDMike

Guest
<snip>
> Yes, but the Sigma RDS ones are a very small size and (at least on the
> one I have) have to fit through the unit -- so you can't use
> slightly-too-big ones. I's a bit more of a hunt than what you
> imagine,
>
> Peter Storey


Your LBS probably has LOTS of this size zip tie. If not, then put two small
ones together.

Yes, moving the Sigma wireless mount's a PITA. I've had to switch bars on a few
bikes. Ugh. You have to cut UNDER as well as over the "head" and work it out
CAREFULLY. If you don't take it out carefully, you'll crack the mount. Don't
ask how I know.

The next problem is the double stick tape. It comes off when you pull off the
mount. I've used inner tubes cut down for the occasion when I can't find my
supply of tape.

I haven't looked at my Sigma mounts in a while to try and figure out how to get
a rubberband mount in there. I don't know that it can be done... The thing I
came up with off the top of the head is to make a loop out of a small zip tie
and wrap the rubber band around that.

HTH,

M
 
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Tim McNamara

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David Kerber <[email protected]_ids.net> writes:

> In article <[email protected]>, vecchio51
> @aol.com says...
>
>> phil-<< So how do you move a Sigma RDS wireless mount from one bike
>> to the next?!?!? They use zip-ties so that it's permanently
>> anchored to the bike... how do they expect you to switch bikes?
>> >><BR><BR>

>>
>> Buy a second mount??

>
> I didn't even think about him meaning that he wants to be able to
> switch it back and forth between two different bikes. Additional
> mounts are cheap. My LBS had a drawer full of them and just gave me
> one when I wanted to buy it.


The wireless mounts- to which the OP referred- aren't cheap.
 
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rosco

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Peter Storey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Yes, but the Sigma RDS ones are a very small size and (at least on the
> one I have) have to fit through the unit -- so you can't use
> slightly-too-big ones. I's a bit more of a hunt than what you
> imagine,
>
> Peter Storey


Don't have the Sigma, but almost every cycle computer in existance has the
same problem. Just had this issue with my Vetta V100 the other day, and
ended up putting two zip ties together to get a long enough length. The
hardware stores only sell the minature zip ties in a 4" length. This is a
little too short. This online source
(http://store.yahoo.com/buycableties/miniature-18lb-cable-ties.html) seems
to sell these mini zip ties in 4, 6 and 8" lengths. Of course the shipping
will cost more than the zip ties. You might also try seeing if your local
electrical supply house can special order them.