Bike Computers ?

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silentguy
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Looking for Bike computer recommendations.

I currently have a TopPeak,
but not too sure about it's accuracy.

It keeps flicking between 0mph and 20mph.

I may end up taking it back.

I think I have it adjusted properly.

I probably should have bought a Cateye,
but the "Waterproof" is what sold me on the TopPeak.

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LinkOfHyrule
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Re: Bike Computers ?

I found a $15 Schwinn one at Wal-Mart that I like. Clock, speedo, odo, trip odo, max speed, average speed, and trip time.

Looks like this, only the silver and red areas are switched.

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I had a lot of trouble with wireless ones the local wallmart sells. Even with the reciever inches from the sensor it would still drop the signal a lot. I now have two of the Bell Spinfit, wired computers that work great. The calibration code in the book was wrong, but once I found the right one for my tire it is perfectly calibrated. Got those ones at kmart for $15.

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silentguy
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Re: Bike Computers ?

Yeah, maybe it's becoz it is a wireless one.

I will take it back and try a cheper wired one.

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Yeah, I've heard of people having problems with RF interference with the wireless ones. The wired ones are a bit more of a hassle, but they're more reliable.

Sounds a lot like wifi...

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silentguy
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Re: Bike Computers ?

I replaced the wireless bike speedo with a wired one.
It works fine.

Speed reading is about 19-20 Max on the bike.

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