cateye wireless computer - transmission probs

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by robjh, 25 May 2008.

  1. I've just picked up a second-hand Cateye Cordless 7 cycle computer. The trouble is that it doesn't transmit very far, and certainly not as far as the handlebars where the display unit is.
    I've replaced the batteries, so it's not that.
    Performance is impeccable at 2cm, reliable to about 15cm, but completely loses the signal at any more than that, and nothing like the 70cm range in the manufacturers' blurb.

    Has anyone else had this problem ?
    Is there anything I should try, or do I just chuck it away and go back to wired ?
  2. Stu99

    Stu99 Über Member

    One final consideration is to optimise contact between transmitter and receiver by moving handlebar mount forward and transmitter towards the front of the fork so as to maximise line of site. This has worked for me in the past.
  3. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    I found mine quite reliable until I used it with my GPS, when it would pick up a signal maybe one in a hundred revolutions. Do you have anything else in the vicinity that could be affecting it.

    Also did you replace the batteries in both the handlebar and fork bits?
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Never had any problems with my Cateye cordless computers.

    Flat batteries in the transmitter?
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    Transmitters upside down?
    (sorry wild guess)

    This could well be why it was for sale.
  6. OP

    robjh Guru

    thanks for all the suggestions. I tried everything but to no avail, so am going back to wired. At least there's one less thing to go wrong.
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