cheap bike computer for use on turbo

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DLB, 21 Dec 2007.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Hi folks

    Having recently recovered from a nasty viral infection :biggrin: , i'm hoping to give my bike some serious time over the xmas hols to gain some fitness back. I could do with a cheap cycle computer that will work on the rear wheel for the turbo.

    Any ideas where i can get one on a slim budget? Do the wired ones at Decathlon work on a rear wheel as i saw one in there a while ago for about £7??? Or does it have to be wireless.

    My current computer will not work on the rear wheel.

    Any help appreciated.

    Merry Xmas

  2. andygates

    andygates New Member

    I sprung for a wired Cateye Strada Cadence (I'm superstitious about wireless speedos). Both sensors come off the back and the cadence function is really handy on a turbo.
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    i used a very old computer that i had snapped the cable on. Just spliced it back together )with some extra cable in it)to give it some cable length so it reached the rear

    Some very cheap computers about if you only want speed and distance
  4. OP

    DLB Senior Member

    yeh, i'm not interested in cadence or anything like that. i've already got a HRM and so i'm just looking for speed, distance (so i can see how far i've gone on the turbo) and perhaps average speed.

    will the wired ones reach the rear wheel??
  5. col

    col Veteran

    Possibly,my wired one has what seems like loads of wire wrapped around break cables,so its sort of tidy,How about taking the measurement from where you want it,to the back where its going to be,and then just check the length of the wire?But if your shopping tinternet style,you cant do that.;)
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Decathlon one doesn't. I know 'cos I had to take it back!

    I bought a cateye astrale in the end. It's good.
  7. OP

    DLB Senior Member

    thanks, you've just saved me two trips to decathlon - one to purchase it and one to take it back. pity as decathlon stuff is pretty good.
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    just buy a really cheap computer.
    cut the cable and splice it back together with a section in there to make it long enough
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