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Flight deck: wired or wireless? any problems with either?(9 posts)

Flight deck: wired or wireless? any problems with either?mtnhigh
Jul 27, 2001 9:32 AM
re: Flight deck: wired or wireless? any problems with either?Marcy S
Jul 27, 2001 10:31 AM
Wireless 6501 with cadence, no problems!!!
re: Flight deck: wired or wireless? any problems with either?Lone Gunman
Jul 27, 2001 6:44 PM
I have the original version. My only beef is the battery died and I lost all previous data. BFD!! Works great, possible to turn off accidently but if you look down you will notice it has stopped and you turn it back on. Again, BFD!! Like the cadence feature early in the season, also watch it while climbing hills all season.
re: Flight deck: wired or wireless? any problems with either?DrD
Jul 28, 2001 7:38 AM
Another happy wireless user - make sure you get the 6501 head unit! No problems (well - I have had the harness come loose on the right lever, but I just had to tighten the screw to fix)
Jul 28, 2001 8:29 AM
I had nothing but problems,,when back to my old stuff and gave the shimano away,, I can belive how bad they work,,you always most worry about reseting and changing the display accidentally. any slight adjustment and the candence stops working also
Gee Bear...Lone Gunman
Jul 28, 2001 10:24 AM
Why don't you really tell us what you think about the Flightdeck? Actually, it sounds like pilot error to me.
Never had that problem...DrD
Jul 28, 2001 6:05 PM
Not even once - everything (speed, distance, virtual cadence, etc.) has worked great ever since I installed it. Were you using the old two buttons on one lever setup? I have never had to worry about changing things while I ride - I am using the Dura Ace 7700C levers, and the button on each lever is positioned such that my hands don't hit it while riding on the hoods, but it's right there when I need to push it.

Sounds like the unit worked fine, you were just pushing buttons when you didn't want to.
I have both, very niceDuane Gran
Jul 29, 2001 7:52 AM
I have both kinds, one on each bike I own. I find the wireless version nicer from an aesthetic perspective, but they both work very well. Many negative comments I hear about this computer come from owners of the older models, but the new ones seem to satisfy most people.
Wireless version; only problem:Fury
Jul 29, 2001 9:13 PM
I have the wireless version on my MTB, which also has a Cateye Stadium3 Lamp.
Apparently the Stadium3 throws out all sorts of noise that jams the signal from the sensor, which results in the FlightDeck not working at night!
According to CatEye, this problem occurs with all wireless computers. So it really isn't a FlightDeck issue, but it is something that you should know if you want to go wireless.