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vetta wireless cadence/anyone using it?Gall
Sep 6, 2002 2:47 PM

i am thinking about using the v100 wireless cadence. i checked the reviews here and at mtbr and there wasnt much listed.

anyone using the wireless cadence. if so how is it working etc.


My Advicegrzy
Sep 6, 2002 4:09 PM
Friends don't let friends ride stuff from Vetta. I had a bunch of their computers and they always crapped out. The wife currently uses one of their units and has problems with it. I keep telling her to ditch it, but she won't - instead *I* get to keep fixing it. One of these days I'm going to take it out behind the shop and put a BB through it. Yeah, maybe they've changed with new and improved stuff, but it would take a LOT of convincing to get me back on their side - I still have a bad taste in my mouth and a good sized box of busted units.
My Advicepina
Sep 8, 2002 6:41 AM
What kind of problems have you had with it? I have been riding with a V100 for almost two years with absolutely no problem. I just replaced the battery on the transmitter for the first time. The postal guys use them and i think they would dump it if it were unreliable. For the most part my V100 is very stable and as reliable as a Sigma that i have on one of my other bikes. I think the newer stuff is okay.
My Advicegrzy
Sep 9, 2002 10:26 AM
I misspoke and checked out the wife's bike - she's using a Cateye 100. I haven't been using the Vetta V100, but I have a box full of their earlier models (15's and 25's) that have all crapped out. You name the problem - I've got one that's had it: bad sensors; broken wires from lack of strain relief; messed up contacts; bad displays, bad circuit boards; water inside; etc. They've left such a bad taste in my mouth that I wouldn't consider buying another one. I used to get them b/c they were cheap and always on close out. Remember that the Postal guys use them for a very big reason - they're paid too. The sole purpose is to get people to buy them and apparently it works somewhat. A balky speedo isn't going to win or lose a race for them, and they can always get ones that are specially built and sealed. I had a Vetta saddle that came on my OCLV and it always made creaking noises and drove me nuts. When I think of Vetta I think of nice ideas, but cheaply made.
Sep 6, 2002 6:08 PM
I purchased the V100Hr early this year and have had a few problems with it. The batteries die every couple months and it takes the computer a few seconds to update your current speed. But when its working its great and is very accurate. You just need to be patient with it.