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Offset computer mount? Cadence?(4 posts)

Offset computer mount? Cadence?Matno
Jun 18, 2002 1:48 PM
I would love to get a new computer for my bike, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what will fit. I currently have an OLD Cateye Micro that was the bomb when I got it in the 80's... It works fine but has some annoying quirks. Mostly, I don't like it because it doesn't shut off automatically - or manually! Therefore, the battery dies every couple of months (and costs $8). Also, the trip meter doesn't stop when I stop. When calculating the speed, all time spent stopped at traffic lights etc. is included in my "average" speed. Grrrr. Finally, the wheel sensor is on the back wheel, which makes for an annoying excess of wire.

About the only two redeeming features are: 1) it has a cadence sensor, and 2) the mounting bracket is off-center so it fits perfectly between my aerobars. A normal mount would not fit. (The clamp is next to the stem while the computer itself is directly over the stem). Does anybody know of a computer that has those two features, but also has start/stop and auto on/off?

(My ideal setup would be a Flightdeck computer, but I don't have compatible shifters (mine are downtube shifters mounted on Profile aerostryke bars with a Swiftshift). As for mounting, I could get one of those sideways adaptors and put it on the aerobars, but I really like it where it is now).
re: Offset computer mount? Cadence?Chen2
Jun 18, 2002 2:28 PM
The Cateye Astrale will do everything you're looking for and more. It is also one of the more reliable and cost effective computers. But you will need to buy an aftermarket mount to fit on your aerobars. There are some nice cheap mounts available, not what you described but work well and look neat.
For a cadence magnet I like to use a small disk magnet super-glued to the inside end of the left pedal spindle instead of the magnet supplied with the Astrale. This gives you a much neater installation.
re: Offset computer mount? Cadence?JimP
Jun 19, 2002 5:34 AM
I am using the Cateye Astrale. The Astrale has cadence and auto on-off but it doesn't have the offset mount. I bought the Profile computer mount, about $10 for 5 cents worth of plastic, to mount the computer between the aerobars just in front of the stem.
re: Offset computer mount? Cadence?DINOSAUR
Jun 19, 2002 6:30 AM
Branford Bike or Colorado Cyclist has a Cronometro Nob Mount that will fit on your aerobars, $9.99 at Colorado Cyclist. Listed with Aerobars.