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Q for those people who use Flight Deck 6501 computer(5 posts)

Q for those people who use Flight Deck 6501 computersuperdog
Mar 4, 2003 9:50 PM
If you use a flight deck 6501 computer I'd like to get some feedback from you to find out if you have problems accidently pushing the buttons while riding with your hands on the hoods.

I currently have the 6501 (not the 6500) and I have both buttons on the right brake lever. I am always accidently pressing a button and turning off the DIST (trip odometer) or stop watch function and it is driving me nuts.

I am trying to decide whether to buy a new mount kit with new lever hoods. This will give me one button on each brake hood. Or I might trash the whole thing and buy a different computer.

I just need to know if anybody else has this problem and if it can be fixed by upgrading to the mount kit that has a one button on each brake hood.

Sorry about the spelling errors.
yestarwheel
Mar 5, 2003 6:01 AM
I had the same problem with my FliteDeck until I finally got used to it and started positioning my hands in a way that I wouldn't accidently hit the buttons. It's a real pain when it happens, and one of the reasons why I ultimately ditched my FD. One trick that works is to keep your FD computer in the cadence mode while riding; supposedly you can't turn it off while in that mode. That was a pain in the butt for me, however, because I didn't really care about cadence and was more interested in the functions in other mode -- avg speed, distance, etc. Personally, rather than spending the money adapting your FD to the one-button model, I would get another computer. There are plenty of nice computers out there for less money. I now use a Performance Axiom wireless, which only cost $30 and has all the functions I need -- with no ugly wires hanging all over the place.
OK you talked me out of itsuperdog
Mar 5, 2003 8:17 PM
I'm ditching my flight deck.
most popular computer among racers?Andy
Mar 5, 2003 7:30 AM
Anybody know what the most popular computer is among hard-core racers?
re: Q for those people who use Flight Deck 6501 computermaximum15
Mar 5, 2003 9:28 AM
When I had both buttons on the right lever, it happened maybe twice in 3000 miles. Both times while climbing. I had to upgrade to the one button each side and haven't had a problem since (about 4000 miles).