buy / don't buy

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by bonj2, 7 Feb 2008.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    buy: northwave celsius gtx boots - they are awesome!

    don't buy: sigma sport bc1606L computer - mine has conked out after only just over a month!
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    bUY nIKE WALKABLE ROADSHOWS...oops sorry caps lock ...
  3. Don't buy: cheap sexual gratification from a smack addled whore behind a skip.;)
  4. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    I disagree, just prepare well and present her with some marigolds first.
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    exactly, protect yourself at all times, otherwise, fill your boots
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sorry, which skip is this? :blush:
  7. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    update: probably should mention this, have got an email back from sigma saying i can send it back to them and they will send me a replacement f.o.c.
    that's good i suppose...
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Only until your next one goes off. I've had two do that.
  9. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Sigma computers are sh*te. I had a 1200 wireless one. Unreliable rubbish. Got a wired cateye enduro 8 now, it's ace.

    Ooo, and I got an altura skull cap the other day. It's fab. definitely recommend it.
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    By: Sigma Bc906. Mine fell off today after i didnt unclip and went over. It took a knock and it still works, plus i have dropped it alot, and it been out in a heavy downpour and it still work. So far.
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Thought you'd have groupies?

    They're at least a little, well, cleaner.
  12. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    well it was only £15. When the cost of posting them to germany has taken the TCO above, say, £30, then i'll think about whether it's going to be more economical to get one that will last. But if they're willing to replace it, which they say they are, I might aswell let them, because you never know the next one might just last until they discover how to fix the design flaw that caused the previous one to break.
    I'm not sure, but I think it might be that its waterproofness has failed as when the poor thing was in its final hours of life its screen looked 'misty'.
    Did they replace yours when they broke?
  13. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    hasn't got a backlight though, which i really like, has it?. I only got a BC1606 as it's the only one (it seems) which is wired and has got a backlight.
  14. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Unfortunatly not. You could always wire up a light that attaches to the bars, which is turned on with a button on the bars where your hands go? Might find it easier.
  15. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    that i could.
    i might have even more difficulty making it waterproof than sigma do though.
    I did try making a bike light, out of 3 luxeon LEDs, and it works -but the part i can't think how to do is make the housing! frustrating as the thing that i thought would be the hard part was getting the electronics working - that was easy, the hard bit is making something to put it in and hold it to the bike.
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