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vetta wireless cadence/anyone using it?(5 posts)

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

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.

thanks!

gall
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.
V100HRadamo18
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.