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Is anyone using computers on their SS/ fixies?(3 posts)

Is anyone using computers on their SS/ fixies?cosmonaut
Aug 1, 2003 1:44 PM
I was toying with the idea of using a computer on my commuter bike, simply because I like being able to gauge distances/ times/ cadence etc. On the other hand, one of the biggest draws of one gear is the pure simplicity of the bike. Thoughts?
re: Is anyone using computers on their SS/ fixies?Djudd
Aug 1, 2003 4:01 PM
I have two fixies including, my commmuter both with computers. All my bikes have computers.I must admit I am new to the cyclo computer thing but I am hooked. I love to watch that odometer turn over. I love comparing my speed from ride to ride, even from commute to commute. Bike computers have increased my bicycle geekhood 100%. I'm hooked and I love it. As for the simplicity question..while it is true fixed gear riding has its essence in simpilicity,I have to say we ride because we enjoy it and computers have increased my joy in riding. Having said that, this is likely just a phase for me and I am entirely capable of ripping the damn things off their posts and ride happily ever after without them. They are great fun now
Aug 1, 2003 4:19 PM
I have a Supergo wireless on mine so no wires to mess up the clean look. With my gearing 40x16 the speed divided by 2 times 10 gives the cadence i.e. 20 mph = 100 rpm which is kind of handy to know. Fun to compare your average speed on the fixie to your geared bike over the same route especially if you're faster on the fixed.