|New to all this - how do you guys count your cadence?||Tom Collins|
Nov 7, 2001 7:11 PM
|I really can't get a good sense of what my pedaling cadence is while I'm riding. Should I just not care? Or is there an easier way of doing it without frantically counting to ~110 in a minute?
|re: New to all this - how do you guys count your cadence?||Atombomber|
Nov 7, 2001 7:18 PM
|Counting for 15 seconds and then multiplying by 4 gets the result quicker if you're good at math. If math isn't your strong suit, count for a 2 minute span and multiply by .5.
If it really is a concern, then you might want to invest in one of the many cyclo-computers which have a cadence feature. Unless you are concerned by being out 1 or 2 rpm, it is quite easy to determine if you are spinning or grinding.
|re: New to all this - how do you guys count your cadence?||I Love Shimano|
Nov 7, 2001 8:59 PM
|Screw counting and just get an Astrale|
|re: New to all this - how do you guys count your cadence?||mja|
Nov 8, 2001 4:44 AM
|Note your speed and gear, and knowing your wheel circumference, you can calculate your cadence. Of course you'll need a calculator -- and a free hand -- on your bike.
But, seriously, this could be done post-ride at home to check your cadence, just not real-time.
|Count for 30 sec only and multiply by 2 ;) . nm||nn23|
Nov 7, 2001 7:19 PM
|Or count for 10 seconds, then multiply by 6. (nm)||Allen az|
Nov 7, 2001 8:15 PM
|Or count for 6 seconds, then multiply by 10. (nm)||diggler|
Nov 8, 2001 5:53 AM
|OK, I'm gonna count for 41sec and multiply by 1.4634.....||Tom Collins|
Nov 7, 2001 8:22 PM
|Thanks all. I guess it was a slightly dumb question. I guess I was looking to see if there was a candence-generating cyclocomputer out there. I'll try to find one of those. Remember i'm new to this thing!
i'm on my bike 6hrs a day busting my ass! what are you on?
Nov 7, 2001 9:59 PM
|...there are a bunch of computers that do cadence- most of the "wireless" ones have wires for the cadence function-FYI unless you spend more loot|
|The cheapest way.||vanzutas|
Nov 8, 2001 7:23 AM
|The way I do cadence is with a $9 cyclocomputer from nashbar.
I put the sensor on the chainstay and the magnet on the crank. for your wheel size there is a number that will give one tenth of the cadence. (I could tell you the number if you are interested). the computer will give you a number in Kilometers per hour but it is really your cadence. it is cheap and not impossible.
|Count bottom stroke for 15 seconds and multiply by 4 (nm)||Dave Hickey|
Nov 8, 2001 3:35 AM
|Cateye Astrale nm||Markb|
Nov 8, 2001 4:06 AM
|re: New to all this - how do you guys count your cadence?||McAndrus|
Nov 8, 2001 6:36 AM
|Try www.performancebike.com. They have several computers, from the low-end to the high-end and many models with cadence. I use the Axiom 8C which has cadence and it works well.|
|Computer with cadence meter (Cateye Astrale). Also....||Chen2|
Nov 8, 2001 7:04 AM
|Hint of the day: Glue a small round magnet to the inside end of the left pedal spindle and align it with the cadence sensor. This eliminates a need for strapping a magnet to the crank arm which collects dirt and water and will corrode the crank arm.
|Great. Thanks for all your replies! NM||Tom Collins|
Nov 8, 2001 8:13 AM
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