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7/8/08 2:28 A

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Garmin's Edge rocks! It tells you everything and is so easy to use. I think its a great investment.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/8/08 1:19 A

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Hi giggles

You are confusing me you mention distance in kilometers but gave speed in mph shouldn't be kph??? Is the toy measuring accurately??

I'm glad you are loving it. It does make the bike rides a little more competitive with yourself doesn't it?

Jim

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GIGGLES40's Photo GIGGLES40 Posts: 746
7/7/08 9:47 P

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Hi Jim,

I love it!!! I just came back from a quick test drive. Here's my info 10.34 km, av 12mph, mx 23.6mph,Tm 0.51.36
I love it!!! I love it!!! I love it!!!

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/6/08 10:48 P

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Giggles

You are welcome .... how did the toy work???

JIm

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DRC2205's Photo DRC2205 Posts: 8,845
7/6/08 12:09 P

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Congrats on the new conputer. I have the CatEye Double wireless, because I love the cadence, too, but hated the look of wires. But I love the computer!

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7/6/08 4:56 A

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Thanks Jim & Marnie,

Moving the magnet closer to the sensor did the trick. Thanks so much for the advice. I can't wait to take it for a test drive. emoticon

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MTNBIKENV's Photo MTNBIKENV SparkPoints: (15,447)
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7/5/08 10:15 P

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Those things are very fussy. If you don't have it just right, it won't read. Mess with it a bit, it's probably just fine, just needs a bit of adjusting. The sensors have to be very close to read anything. As close as possible without touching.

Marnie
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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/5/08 5:02 P

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No do not take it off yet. Make sure there is no plastic coating over battery yet? Also, make sure the sensors are really really close before you go to that extreme. I know my sensors (cat eye) are very sensitive and almost have to be rubbing before they will work.

Jim

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7/5/08 4:51 P

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OK so I went and bought my cateye Strada and I installed it last night & took it for a test spin and NOTHING!!! It didn't track anything. I'm going to have to take it off and start over. What a pain!!!

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/5/08 3:57 P

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I have a very old cat eye and it is a wire version. Howeverever, I have had this same one on the bike for over 20 years and through our harsh winters and 3 moves I have not had a broken wire yet. I guess I'm trying to say is don't get too hung up on wireless. Tes I know it makes the bike look clean without extra wires but I'm sure there are ways you can conceal the additional wires;-)

Jim

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BLEARY Posts: 340
7/4/08 3:46 P

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Cateye Strada Cadence for me as well. The cadence function is really the only thing I use, as I can get time and distance from my Garmin. I think I have too many gadgets!

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COLNAGOBOY's Photo COLNAGOBOY Posts: 53
7/4/08 12:21 P

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I have a Cateye Strada Cadence and I love it. You do have to be wired with the cadence, but I tend to push bigger gears so I need the reminder that my cadence is getting too low and it's time to get in a smaller gear.
I have also had Specialized and they were a lot more trouble.


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7/3/08 7:01 P

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Sorry if it's too late to chime-in...

The biggest difference for me is wired vs. wireless. I swear I had to replace the unit EVERY year because that little wire didn't winter well. Your mileage may vary, but consider the "hardware" along with your choice. I'm hopeful that my CatEye wireless is the last computer that I have to buy!!

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GIGGLES40's Photo GIGGLES40 Posts: 746
7/3/08 7:36 A

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Thanks for all the replies. Right now I want it for the basics.
I've noticed that Cateye is very popular so I went to their website & did a little comparing and I think I'm going to buy the Strada, it has all the basics I'm looking for.

Functions
Current speed
Maximum speed
Average speed
Odometer
Trip distance
Trip distance 2
Elapsed time
Clock

Features
Programmable Odometer
Auto start/stop
Auto power-saving mode
Pace arrow
Universal speed magnet and sensor
Dual tire size
FlexTight™ universal mounting bracket
ClickTec™ user-friendly interface

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MTNBIKENV's Photo MTNBIKENV SparkPoints: (15,447)
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7/2/08 12:23 P

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For a long time I just used a Sigma. Cost like 20 bucks and lasted for thousands of miles for me. Told me ride time, distance, total distance on that particular bike, my current speed. Worked great. Then I moved on to the cateye wireless ones... they did a little more, like telling me if I was going faster or slower than my average speed. Now I have a a Garmin computer with GPS, and I use that one computer on all three of my bikes, that tells me all the others did, plus things like calories, elevation etc.

There are so many choices.... the more I rode the more I wanted to know, so that's how I evolved over the last few years.

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7/2/08 11:52 A

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i have one that does the basics ride time, ave time, max speed, clock. the next one that i get i will have a cadence feature on it.

i wear a heart rate monitor seperately, but i use it for running and swimming also. if your main exercise it the bike, then i would get one with that feature.

a local bike shop will help you set it up (you have to know things like wheel size). but if you are good with electronics, its not that hard, nashbar and performance have good prices.




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WMARKS's Photo WMARKS Posts: 77
7/2/08 10:12 A

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I have a cateye with the same functions. They're pretty cheap at nashbar.com. I think it depends how into it you're going to get. If I were to go back and do it again, I'd make the inital investment for one with cadence and a wireless heart rate monitor, as those two measures are vital for cycling traning.

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7/2/08 8:34 A

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That depends on how uch you want to track, I recently got one that was too simple and exchanged it.
I have a cateye velo that has been reliable on another bike and it tell the time, the time spent riding, the distance, average speed and the maximum speed. Those are good to know.
Have fun, i like seeing the miles go by as I ride....


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GIGGLES40's Photo GIGGLES40 Posts: 746
7/2/08 8:13 A

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Hi,

I'm looking to buy a bike computer and there's so many out there. Is one brand better than another.
What are some things I should look for?

Thanks,
Gigs



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