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Should I buy a Cateye Cordless II or Cateye Cordless 7?(13 posts)

Should I buy a Cateye Cordless II or Cateye Cordless 7?NatC
Jul 1, 2003 4:52 AM
I can get either one for $55. The Cordless II is marked down from $69, but doesn't seem to be widely available (meaning discontinued?). Which computer is preferable? Any actual differences other than cosmesis?

http://www.cambriabike.com/computer/cateye_cccl200_cordless2_computer.htm

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=29733&CGRFNBR=655&CRPCGNBR=655&CI=1,226,655&TextMode=0

Nat
or you can "buy it now" on eBay for $33terry b
Jul 1, 2003 5:49 AM
I've got both, the C7 has the additional feature of being able to enter specific odometer readings should you desire to do so. The C2 is discontinued.

eBay is the way to go, I've purchased two of them from this particular vendor - you'll have it in 3 days - he's reliable and ships when he says he will.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3616117735&category=30108
Sigma. It's about half the price.Asphalt Addict
Jul 1, 2003 5:49 AM
I used to have a Cateye but made the switch to Sigma 10,000 miles ago. I have not regretted it because my Sigma BC800 has been flawless. Would recommend them highly. Definately more bang for the buck.
Am I the only one who thinks Cateye isOldEdScott
Jul 1, 2003 5:56 AM
badly overrated? I can never make their damn buttons work. Every Cateye I've ever had (3, different models, different years) I had to keep stabbing at the function buttons before FINALLY it would change modes.

Never happened with any other cyclocomputer, so I'm pretty sure it's not just me being a klutz.
I see it too, they need a bit more coaxing. (nm)terry b
Jul 1, 2003 6:03 AM
The Mity 3 delivers. The Astral gives cadence on the cheap.fracisco
Jul 1, 2003 8:11 AM
The wired Cateye models have worked for me in the past, with some electrical tape to make the sensors stay put on the fat chainstays of my Cannondale. I purchased a cordless Cateye, and I did not like the size of the sensor or the attachment.

I've got a 2003 Sigma wired on my bike, now (BC800). The drawback I see is that it displays MPH in 0.5 increments (but records mileage to .01 miles).
No, you are not alone!! I finally agree with OldEdScott!!!!94Nole
Jul 1, 2003 9:04 AM
I get very frustrated with my Cateye to the point that I have just resigned myself to the use of speed and cadence functions only. To heck with trying to get other functions on the display.
Maybe that's why we're so happy to push each other'sOldEdScott
Jul 1, 2003 10:00 AM
buttons -- we're frustrated by our computers!
Ditto on the Sigma. really cheap via "smashbar"...MrDan
Jul 1, 2003 6:09 AM
with their 20% off code. Have to figure $9.00 for shipping though. I got the 1600. Not as much mileage or been in the rain with it yet, but it's pretty darn good.
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OTOH...You get what you pay for...biknben
Jul 1, 2003 7:17 AM
I tried the sigma two years ago and thought it was absolute trash. I bought the cordless computer w/ an extra corded mount so I use it on two bikes plue the cadence kit. I figured this was a great deal at well under $50 for everything.

Fast forward a couple months: The cordless mount broke on first ride (on MTB). Later the corded setup wouldn't give consistant readings. The elastic band mounting hardware is cheesy. I sent everything back directly to Sigma with a letter of disapointment. They sent me a new cordless mount and another sender unit/relay. IMO, the damage was already done. I tossed it all in the trash.

Some brands/models may be overpriced but don't go out and get one because it is the cheapest. "You get what you pay for" held true for me.

My $.02
Nope, riding with no computer is the way to go. nmdzrider
Jul 1, 2003 8:59 AM
I have the Cordless 2...t0adman
Jul 1, 2003 12:26 PM
and although I've been happy with it for the most part, I don't like the size of the fork-mounted sensor or the way it's setup. Because there's a limited transmission distance, the spoke and fork sensor has to be mounted close to the display unit, which means high on the fork and at the end of the spokes. Although I'm sure it's minor, having a little magnet on the outside of your wheel can't help with rolling balance. Since they discontinued the model it's impossible to find parts in stores. I had to order a new mounting zip tie thingy from Cat Eye (just $1.00). When it arrives I'm giving the whole thing to my dad and getting new, traditional computer.
Thanks for your input everyone. nm.NatC
Jul 1, 2003 4:26 PM