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Computer Probs(8 posts)

Computer Probshikerryank
Feb 18, 2002 7:27 AM
I have a Specialized Speedzone Team which is giving me problems. I'll come back from a ride and it will tell me my max speed was, depending on the ride, anywhere from 72 to 95 mph. I know I've been working on getting faster, but for some reason I'm doubtful of these speeds. It will also tell me I'm going 13 mph when I'm standing beside the bike talking to friends. The instructions don't have advice for this in the troubleshooting section. Anyone have advice. Is it just that it is chilly (about 30f) when I'm riding or do I need a new bat? Thanks for the help.
you gotta calibrate the thing!nm
Feb 18, 2002 7:33 AM
shorted cable?mr_spin
Feb 18, 2002 8:01 AM
I doubt 72 mph is a calibration problem, although I guess it could be. I'll bet you have an intermittant shorted cable. Or if this is a wireless, you rode next to a power station or something else that emits a lot of RF.
re: Computer ProbsDINOSAUR
Feb 18, 2002 8:05 AM
Consider swapping out your present computer for a Cateye Mitty 3. They are inexpensive at around $30.00 (seen them on sale for as low as $19.00). They are easy to use, easy to install, durable, and accurate. The only thing I don't like is the function button is small, and sometimes hard to use in the winter when you are riding with full fingered gloves. Not much of a problem, sometimes you might have to hit the button twice to get it to fuction..if you don't want to change computers then it might very well be your battery if you car getting a bunch of garbage readings...if it goes completely blank in a few days then you'll know that was it..
Cateye Mitywoo hoo
Feb 18, 2002 10:26 AM
These are on sale at for $14.41, buy a couple!!
re: Computer ProbsJerryZ
Feb 18, 2002 2:56 PM
I have the same computer, and I've had the same problem here in northern Maine. The battery in the wheel sender is marginal which is worsened by the colder temperatures. If you can find a lithium type battery in the size, they are better performers in cold temps. In any event, replace the sender battery. I think that'll fix it.
re: Computer Probssiclmn
Feb 18, 2002 11:21 PM
I get crazy readings when I use my light which is mounted next to the computer.
Thanks for the advice (NM)hikerryank
Feb 19, 2002 8:38 AM