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Cateye OS 1.0 or Flight deck?(9 posts)

Cateye OS 1.0 or Flight deck?castrello
Jan 9, 2003 12:26 AM
So, the question is, which one should I choose. Price is the same. Will use it on my road bike.
re: Cateye OS 1.0 or Flight deck?Akirasho
Jan 9, 2003 7:02 AM
...I've got both... compared to the average 'pooter of the day, both are full of flash... but, both still provide the most often used functions for everyday cycling.

If you've got Flight Deck levers... then Flight Deck... If you want a computer that remembers your birthday and congratulates you when you've ridden a distance equivalent to the length of the Japanese home islands (about 1875 miles) then OS...

Be the bike.
re: Cateye OS 1.0 or Flight deck?castrello
Jan 9, 2003 7:09 AM
Thanks, Akirasho!

Well Ive got the levers to fit the FD. Figured the wireless option wasnt really an option after all. Why pay close about 40 euros more for that?

Well I kinda like the cateye, however I would like to have cadence (well, this is kinda hard to know. I have never before had cadence and maybe its just another thing I wont really use after my intitial joy of having it has settled...?) and to my knowledge FD is the only computer showing cadence w/o wires to the cranks.
Castrello, the Vetta V100HR is available w/wireless cadence...jtferraro
Jan 9, 2003 7:24 AM
I first heard it from somebody else here on RBR and chose it over the FlightDeck(even though I have DA levers). Unfortunately, I purchased it late in the season and haven't even used it yet. It has just about everything I was looking for:

1.) wireless
2.) cadence(also wireless)
3.) HR

Good luck w/the R1000! I was thinkin' about the R2000 before finding a great deal on a new, '01 USPS framset built up w/DA(basically a 5500).

-Jeff
Neither.jtolleson
Jan 9, 2003 7:14 AM
Had 'em both and wouldn't buy either again at 2-3 times the price of computers like the Cateye Astrale (cheap and rock solid reliable).

Seriously. Both have a certain coolness, but that's it. I'll spend the money elsewhere.
re: Cateye OS 1.0 or Flight deck?curlybike
Jan 9, 2003 8:34 AM
Cateye has announced the OS 1.1 which resolves issues that were in the 1.0. I have had battery problems with the 1.0. They are supposed to upgrade all 1.0 units to 1.1s but I have written to them about it and they said wait until they send me the offer. 6 months later, nada. So I would wait to purchase a Cateye, unless you want one of their superb, less expensive units. If you are a long time cyclist, the cadence function probably won't change anything.
Hey CurlyGeekRoadie
Jan 9, 2003 9:26 AM
Give Cateye a call. I waited, too and decided on preempting them with a call about the upgrade. They told me to just send the head units in for the free exchange. They sent me new head units w/battery and updated manual in <2 weeks. The newer ones seem to have better battery life with a quicker to update display.

here is the # 800-5-CATEYE

hth,
Mike
Flight Deckmorkm
Jan 9, 2003 4:11 PM
I broke down and got a Flight Deck with my new bike this fall. I was a bit won over by all the functions and then a bit worried as I read a lot of negative reviews on this site, but I have been very happy with it.

I guess I'm just lazy, but it's neat to have a display of which rear cog I'm in (so I know how many more 'easy' cogs until I run out!). I generally just start the timer (one criticism is that you have to start the timer at the beginning of your ride or no: trip odo/max speed/ave. speed/trip time) and then switch over to the cadence function for most of my ride. True, it's 'virtual' cadance, so there is no average cadence function, but I've found it very helpful.

Set up took a little while, but I have found it to be a neat computer and am very happy with it. Good luck with whatever you end up with!
Thanx n/mcurlybike
Jan 12, 2003 6:02 PM