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Is my cycle computer set 'right'

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I've a Cateye Velo something...

    Now ages back I set it up etc...

    http://www.cateye.com/sites/cateye/upload/manuals/en/VL500.pdf - its the same manual for the model Ive got but mines got a calorie counter on it.

    I put in the setting for a 700c wheel.

    Though i thought it wasnt exact enough so i messed around with the settings and it turns out the *210 is the same as the 700c wheel setting.

    The reason I started trying to get exact with it is; if I'm riding slowly and I know Ive just travelled a metre a metre will not register that and will be quite laxidasical/slow.

    It got a wire and is NOT wire-less.

    Do I need to adjust the Wheel No.* ;)
     
  2. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    I never believe the measurements they give you for a certain wheel size - it mainly depends on the tyre you're using.

    The only way to do it is to measure - just get a measuring tape and roll your wheel along it a couple of times - using the valve is the easiest way. Do it a couple of times to get an average and then use that number.
     
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    It works by 'counting' how many times the sensor has passed the reciever / how long it takes for the magnet to come back round again.

    The first time the magnet passes the reciever it will start the computer; the next time the magnet passes the reciever it will assume the bikes travelled 2.1meters, then 4.2 and so on There's no way it can measure a meter.