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... - 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

    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.
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