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Wireless ComputerJoshua
Jan 2, 2003 5:16 AM
I would like to pick up a new computer soon. I know I would like wireless. Does any one have a favorite that they would reccommend.
re: Wireless ComputerGrand Strand Cyclists
Jan 2, 2003 8:42 AM
Cost if always a factor and the groupo that you are currently using. If is Shimano I would suggest the Shimano Flight Deck. Whereas, if it is Campy you can use their 9 or 10 speed Brain.

Otherwise, there are many wireless computers currently available such as Cateye, Woods, Avocet etc.

Best of luck and 'enjoy the ride'.
Cateye Wireless 2Dan Q
Jan 3, 2003 7:08 AM
I had a Cateye Wireless 2 on my Mtb for two years until the fork mount was recently torn off. The computer and fork mount were durable and were not bothered by water. I felt that the fork mount was really bulky. I thought the wireless would look cleaner on my bike but due to the size of the fork mount it didn't. The fork mount especially got in the way when lifting the bike onto the car roof rack. I would not buy another wireless. I have had the best luck with Cateye but I am sure there are other good manufacturers out there.
re: Wireless Computereflayer
Jan 4, 2003 7:33 AM
I have a Cateye wireless that works well. I agree with bulk of sending unit being a bit large, but I think better than windy wires up the fork leg. My biggest surprise was that my heart rate monitor and the computer interfere with each other when too close to each other. Monitor company said to wear monitor on wrist instead of mounting on handlebar and that seems to work. It's a wireless world--watch out!
one other thing...eflayer
Jan 4, 2003 7:34 AM
I am over 50 and I found the readout on the wireless cateye to be rather small for my diminishing vision acuity.
Jan 4, 2003 8:06 AM
About the only advantage of a wireless unit is you don't have a wire traveling up your fork. The wireless need a transmitter that need a battery (mine used a 10v) that was good for about 2,000 miles. I had a Vetta RT-88 wireless and it was subject to interference and every once and awhile and I would get garbage numbers. It looked nice and clean, but I think the main reason is cosmetic. I took the Vetta off of my bike and have Cateye Mitty 3's on both of my bikes. Like the rest of of us, you end up using what you like by experimenting..just my $.02.
Ciclosport CM-414 w/altimeterjohnrg
Jan 5, 2003 8:37 PM
I've used this for the last year and am very happy with it.
re: Wireless ComputerUnicoi98
Jan 7, 2003 11:19 AM
I've had a wireless Vetta on one bike for more than 10 years and several thousand miles-so far so good.

On my newest bike, however, I've had to go thru a couple of different computers to find one that works. I really liked the Cateye Cordless 2 but it wouldn't work below 40 degrees. That pretty much rendered it useless for all my morning rides. Fortunately, the guy I got it from was wiilling to trade it for a Topeak Panorama. It took a little getting used to having something that looks more like the insturment cluster on a car than a cyclecomputer but I haven't managed a ride cold enough to make it not work.