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What Computer do you have on your bike?(29 posts)

What Computer do you have on your bike?timwat
Aug 7, 2003 10:28 AM
Avocet 45tt just crapped out and wondering if I should take a chance on another one. Really liked the accuracy but I really don't like pissing away money.

Thanks,
Tim
Cateye Astrale with cadence. (nm)Chen2
Aug 7, 2003 10:31 AM
Ditto and i love it! (nm)komatiite
Aug 7, 2003 10:49 AM
Ditto. The "true" cadence is nice. (nm)NewDayNewWay
Aug 7, 2003 10:57 AM
Except it's ridiculously complicated toOldEdScott
Aug 7, 2003 10:53 AM
install. Nice once it's on.
I love the Astrale. (nm)kjr39
Aug 7, 2003 11:44 AM
re: What Computer do you have on your bike?TheJoker
Aug 7, 2003 10:40 AM
Does anyone have any experience of the Topeak Panoram Computer?

It has a nice big display; but that might get in the way with Vision Techs? And no cadence...
Ergobrain.Terry_Swisher_PMF
Aug 7, 2003 10:53 AM
Sigma 1800 - great / good in rain also. (nm)MrDan
Aug 7, 2003 10:56 AM
Sigma 1800 - wired version. (nm)MrDan
Aug 7, 2003 11:16 AM
Sigma Sport Bc 1400's, and on one bike VDO.......abicirider
Aug 7, 2003 11:10 AM
The sigma's are ver riable didn't like the wireless transmitter always cut out but the wired version great, but the most reliable computer I have found after trying them all is VDO very reliable accurate computer.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Cyclosport 436MMike P
Aug 7, 2003 11:12 AM
It records more data than I'll ever care to look at but being able to look at a ride profile after a ride is kind of fun; speed, mileage, elevation, gradient, other marks, and etc.

I purchased the cadence kit but have not felt like using it yet.

I have been happy with it so far. I had one of the older Cyclosport computers and the battery power would drain overnight if I did not dry the contacts after rides in heavy rain. The new one does not appear to have that problem

Mike
Three cheapo Avocets, oldest at least 10 years.cory
Aug 7, 2003 11:13 AM
I broke down and bought one for each road bike plus my main MB--forget if they're 25s or 35s, but they do all the functions I care about and have been dead reliable. The oldest is at least 10 years, the other two four or five.
Cateye Mity 3 (nm).Uprwstsdr
Aug 7, 2003 11:21 AM
I use the Performance 8.0 CMR_GRUMPY
Aug 7, 2003 11:24 AM
I like it because the speed function always shows. Mine's about 4 years old, and since it's a Performance product, if it ever dies, I'll not be "satisfied".
Specialized Speedzone Elite ...PEDDLEFOOT
Aug 7, 2003 11:28 AM
...the model that doesn't look like a clock.I think it's a 2002 model.Working great for me.I have heard of others having problems but I have yet to experience any trouble.Has a wired cadence option but I'm not using that.
Specialized Speedzone Elite ...Dougyowougy
Aug 7, 2003 12:36 PM
I have an Elite also and had a couple instances when the current distance reading suddenly
reverted to 0 for reasons unknown.
I had that problemwilsonc
Aug 7, 2003 12:55 PM
on my speedzone pro after about 6-7 months. I took it back to the store and specialized sent me a new one.
polar s510 (nm)bigdeal
Aug 7, 2003 11:33 AM
shimano wireless flight deckSao
Aug 7, 2003 12:07 PM
Despite all the griping I've read about them, mine works like a charm. One and a half years and the same battery too. Expensive though.
Sigma 401Andy M-S
Aug 7, 2003 12:41 PM
THe (old style) 401 is less than $10 these days... You get a clock, you get resettable trip mileage, and you get an odometer.

What else do you need?

No average speed, no decimal point in the MPH/KPH, no tyranic arrow telling you you're going slower or faster than average.

Before I got my Sigma, I'd gone a year or so without a computer because I hated the pace arrows. I like the simplicity of this one.
Vetta V100HR wireless, w/wireless cadence. (nm)jtferraro
Aug 7, 2003 12:55 PM
Do you use a Polar HRM? Do you have interference issuesSpecialTater
Aug 7, 2003 1:34 PM
with the Polar or other stuff?
no need for a Polar - V100HR = hear rate. (nm)jtferraro
Aug 7, 2003 1:52 PM
Ummm Duh. I new that.."HR"...Sorry and thx(nm)SpecialTater
Aug 8, 2003 5:58 AM
Same, but without the cadence. (nm)djg
Aug 8, 2003 6:45 AM
1.2 GHZ Pent IVJeff Rage
Aug 7, 2003 1:12 PM
It's a little heavy, but I can play Unreal Tournament on those long rides! :D)

I have a Cateye Mity3 that's getting moved from my Mtn bike to my road bike.
Shimano Flightdeck (nm)Tony Montana
Aug 7, 2003 1:44 PM
nm
Avocet 45ttFez
Aug 8, 2003 5:59 AM
I have had good luck with Avocet 45tt. I have used Avocets for the past 12+ years and have found that either they are super reliable or they are lemons.

I had a simple model 31 where the first 2 were bad and the 3rd unit was a charm and lasted forever. It still works 12 years later.

The same goes for my 45tt. I had one that was very erratic. The 2nd one has been rock solid reliable and accurate for 4 years now.

I can't explain the high defect rate. But once you get one that works, you're set. Also change the mounting unit as well if you get another Avocet.

If you don't want another Avocet, try Cateye.