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Cycling Computers(6 posts)

Cycling ComputersTommyBoy
Jun 26, 2001 8:43 AM
Anyone have experience with the Cateye OS? There are no reviews for it yet in RBR. I was originally planning on going with the FlightDeck, but heard some disparaging reviews of it. Is the new FlightDeck much improved? What about Sigma Sport BC800?

Thanks for the opinions.
re: Cycling ComputersLone Gunman
Jun 26, 2001 9:12 AM
What were the remarks? I have been riding with one since '99, no problems with it, If I have any beef it is that when the battery dies, all your mileage odometer info goes with it. BFD! Virtual cadence is okay, rather have that than wires running all over the bike for another mag/pickup. The gear indicator works nice, no need to guess on which gear you are in, the pace arrow does what it is supposed to indicate. Mine has been through driving rainstorms, it is water resistant. The control buttons are right there by your thumb, and it has happened once or twice where I accidently shut off the computer while on a ride. I can say this, I have owned cateye products that have failed due to moisture contamination as have friends cateye products. Short of combining it with a HR Monitor and not being downloadable to a computer which for me and the vast majority of riders is not necessary, it does what is required.
Sigma sucksmr_spin
Jun 26, 2001 3:52 PM
They give you rubber bands to mount with. No screws or bolts. Like that's going to last a summer. At least they should throw in some duct tape!
No it doesn't*mike mcmahon
Jun 26, 2001 4:08 PM
I've had several Sigmas on different bikes and have liked them. I'm currently using the same Sigma 1200 that I've had for over a year now without any problems. In fact, it worked so well that I took it off my old bike and mounted it, rubber bands and all, on my new bike in March.

*"This isn't an argument. You're just contradicting everything I say."
"No, I'm not."
"Yes, you are."
Sigma sucks - I concurSlow Ned
Jun 26, 2001 10:25 PM
Got a Sigma BC800 and installed it and it took a poop on me after 10 days. The mounting kit worked fine when another computer unit was installed in it. The display on the "bad" unit still read the clock time (so the battery was not dead). My shop warrantied the bad unit with a replacement, and within 5 days, the same result. I have had oodles of Cateyes, but the knock with them is that the mounting kits are frail. I'm not fast enough on the bike to be so hard on equipment, fellas.
re: Cycling ComputersGTRider
Jun 26, 2001 7:42 PM
I have had my OS for 1 1/2 weeks and i love it.Easy to set up and use.Also tells you good morning,have a nice ride and gives you props when you hit either 100k or 100 miles depending on the set up.Plus you may be able to find one for less then 50 bucks,Although i paid 38 for mine.:)