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Bike Computer Compatability?(4 posts)

Bike Computer Compatability?SilentBob
Apr 21, 2002 9:48 AM
Wondering if anyone knows of a brand of a bike computer that will fit well with flat spokes and a flat fork leg (most seem to be made for round legs like that of a shock). Wired or Wireless, as long as it fits. Colorado Cyclist had teh CATEYE Enduro 2 Computer on sale. Any opinioins on it? Thanx for the help in advance.
re: Bike Computer Compatability?DINOSAUR
Apr 21, 2002 10:20 AM
I have a Cateye Enduro 2 mounted on my Klein. I did not need an adapter for the magnet as the spokes on the Rolf wheels are rounded where they attached into the nipples. No problem with the flat front fork also. The only problem I have with the Enduro 2 is that the monitor is not secure in the handlebar holder and when I click it to change functions the whole thing moves slightly and sometimes I have to click it twice to get the reading I want. I don't know if this is just my computer or if all Enduro 2's do this.
The Enduro 2 is actually manufactured for a MB and has a heavy duty wiring harness for off road use.
I have a new Mitty 3 ready to install on my new bike, if it does the same thing I'm going to replace it. Or perhaps someone has an idea how to remedy this problem? I take the monitor off when I am cleaning up my bike after my rides, otherwise I was thinking of using super glue, but that would prevent me from changing data such as time etc....
re: Bike Computer Compatability?cydswipe
Apr 21, 2002 12:07 PM
I use the Vetta RT88 which is wireless. My spokes are bladed except for the inch near the hub and near the rim. The magnet fits fine there. My fork is a Trek carbon and is somewhat oval shaped. The transmitter fits well. I'm guessing your fork is like the Giant flat one or something similar. I think as long as you tighten the zip ties securely you would be able to use the system of your choice? Good luck, I hope this helps.
Thanx for the help guys.SilentBob
Apr 21, 2002 4:51 PM
I pick up a Performance brand (8.0W) on sale about a little while ago. Seems to be a pain with how bulky the sensor is. I remember my old Cat Eye having a smaller sensor. As for the magnet on the bladed spokes, the only part or the spokes that are round (maybe 1/8") are right next to the nipple, so... don't know (at that point, the sensor is parked just under my brake pad). I'm just a little worried that the sensor is going to be taken off by one of my spokes one day. It's not that big of a deal, but $30 is $30. F it. Guess I'll just install it and see. Anyway... thanx again.