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Flight deck computer wireless setup - line-of-sight needed?(4 posts)

Flight deck computer wireless setup - line-of-sight needed?Ben_Connor
Aug 4, 2002 12:06 AM

I'm considering buying a Flight Deck computer and I like the idea of a wireless one, but I'd prefer to have the sensor on the rear wheel so I can use the bike on a stationary trainer. I'd heard the wireless sensors need a line of sight to the computer - can anyone verify this from experience? Anyone successfully using wireless flight deck fitted to rear wheel?

re: Flight deck computer wireless setup - line-of-sight needed?B2
Aug 4, 2002 5:49 AM
Not too sure about the line of site issue, but I know there's a max distance. I would suspect that if you don't have line of site, that the max distance would decrease. I believe that using the rear wheel will exceed the max distance in any event.

Won't work.Spoke Wrench
Aug 4, 2002 5:51 AM
Wireless computers only have a range of about 24" from the sensor to the head.

Mounting a computer that was designed for the front wheel on the back can be done if you're handy enough, but it's a major project. The distance between the chainstays and rear wheel is quite a bit farther than from the fork to front wheel. You have to fabricate something to bridge that space.
Thanks guys! OK, here's another...Ben_Connor
Aug 5, 2002 6:54 PM
Does the harness for the "wired" option have enough cable for rear wheel fitment?