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new computer needed

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by sykes, 2 Aug 2007.

  1. sykes

    sykes New Member

    Location:
    london
    Any one knows of a good wireless cycle computer with cadence?

    and a good online store to get it from?

    Thanks:becool:
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    almost anywhere surely? it's an out off the box off the shelf option I'd have thought

    some of the wireless ones struggle with some of the new lights I think
     
  3. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent

    most wireless computers will struggle with high power LED lights.
     
  4. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I love the Sigma BC1600 with cadence kit.

    It's got a really clear display, is easy to use and has a very secure fitting as opposed to the Cateye alternatives which can be easily knocked off the bike.

    Plus if you've got more than one bike you can buy spare fittings so you don't need to buy 2 computers as it also has a function to keep settings separate for 2 bikes in case you haven't different size wheels or just prefer to keep mileage records separate.
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I got a wired one by accident after dithering in the shop before a service, they fitted a wired one, it doesn't bother me one iota and it was half the price

    I do wish I'd got cadence though, might still do seeing as the current one was so cheap
     
  6. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    I would never again fit a wireless one. I found that my LED light affected it, then some traffic lights sent it spinning at high speed and I finally went for the Astrale Cateye (now obsolete). My wife persevered with wireless and we bought her the upmarket Cateye one (it grudgingly cost me £70) to replace the cheapy ones that both of us had. A year later, despite interfering with her front light, it finally stopped working. New batteries fitted, spent an afternoon attempting all sorts of repair and then decided it was as dead as a Norwegian Blue. So, my experience -a waste of time and money. My wired Cateyes (I have 2) have worked a treat for over 2 yrs with only a battery change.

    Edit: Cateye Astrale and its replacement (can't remember name) work off the rear wheel and crank allowing speed and cadence to work on a turbo.
     
  7. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Cateye CS200cad is excellent. Speed and cadence are wireless. About 100 quid
     
  8. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    if you don't use LED lights and you want a heart rate monitor as well the the polar 720i is a fantastic bit of kit. if this is interesting don't go for the 725I as the 720 is cheaper and there is virtually no difference in the functions.
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Another vote for Cateye from me, although I would not go wireless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    My (Tesco) wireless computer was v. good until I switched l.e.d. light on, then I was doing 27mph while standing next to bike rolling a tab.
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    '27mph while standing next to bike rolling a tab'

    can't say fairer than that surely?
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
  13. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Don't overlook the local bike shop, they're not always more expensive and they're a resource worth preserving.
     
  14. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    depend what you need to do I guess but I have no idea for regular riding beyond cadence and that can be had for £30 tops

    it's a lot of money in the scheme of things, to me anyway

    no offence was meant if you're sporting £500 of the finest cycle computer on your ride