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When will my flight deck start sucking?(6 posts)

When will my flight deck start sucking?spookyload
Nov 20, 2001 5:23 PM
I put off getting one for a year, and finally got a great deal on the wireless version so I took the leap. I must say I didn't buy it based on the below average reviews it got. It installed very easy, and I was off in less than 30 minutes. It worked flawlessly. I moved my hands around to positions to try and hit the buttons, and had to work to do it. The head is the 6501 and seems to have the functions I need. The virtual cadence is pretty cool too. Other than the wireless sensor being as big as Mt. Rushmore, it seems pretty smoothe. Anybody have any horror stories about this unit?
re: When will my flight deck start sucking?B2
Nov 20, 2001 11:24 PM
I just started using one this past season. I find that it's quite easy to hit the button on the left side and stop the mileage tally (that is until you bump it once more). Keep your eye on the mph symbol, if it's not blinking, you're not recording.

Having said that - I would buy one again. It's easy to use and I like the cadence feature also.
re: When will my flight deck start sucking?bikerduder
Nov 21, 2001 7:24 AM
Hey guys - my current wireless computer is 4 years old and I'm sure will fail next year. It's a Gary Fisher and by far the best I've ever used, which doesn't explain why Trek quit making them. Anyway, the current bike is flight deck compatible (new shifters) and I have 3 questions:

1.) Where's the best place to pick up the wireless model?
2.) How much can I expect to pay?
3.) Can you input mileage, ie, set odometer?

Some computers like Cateye start the odo at zero and it can't be adjusted by user. Any help you can give is appreciated.
re: When will my flight deck start sucking?Thorman
Nov 21, 2001 5:12 PM
I just put a new battery in my Flight Deck and looked all through the manual for how to do what you asked above regarding setting the odometer. The manual looks like something you would get with a new vehicle, but there are only 15-20 pages in english, the rest is for other languages and there is nothing regarding setting the odometer.
Flightdeck / price / odometerB2
Nov 21, 2001 7:09 PM
You'll need to buy the computer and the wireless sensor separately. They're a bit spendy. You can expect to pay around $100 total if you get the wireless. Check out

Odometer mileage can be changed at any time. Just read the instruction book - It's under Data Input\Entering Odometer Data. I'm not sure, but to change the odometer setting, you may have to redo all the other input as well since it involves using an "All Clear" button.

Good Luck
Only 6501 Flight Deck can input odometerspookyload
Nov 24, 2001 10:13 PM
That is one of the differences. I got mine at Excelsports btw. It was $100 for the wireless version. They have the wire version for around 70. Excelsports was the cheapest I could find for the 6501. You can find the 6500's cheaper, but I liked the 6501's ability to store data for 4 different wheels. I can use it on my mountain bike with the click of a button.