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6/16/09 10:49 A

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Donalie:
Good to know, I didn't know that. Let me know how it works!

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6/16/09 10:32 A

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Thanks for all the feedback. I bought the Cateye Astrale 8 for a whopping $24. I have an old vetta HRM node I can also attach to the bars.

Edited by: JOPAPGH at: 6/16/2009 (10:55)
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* 10 mi. June 16, 2012 - Baltimore 10 Miler. 1:23:12
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* Marathon. October 19, 2014 - Columbus, OH. 3:45:56



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6/16/09 10:31 A

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I did the same thing as SHIVASHIVA, so I could get cadence on my bike, but could take the HRM everywhere. And since I do triathlons as well, I usually wear the HRM on my wrist instead of the handlebar mount (I can then get my HR for the swim and the run as well).

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6/15/09 2:28 P

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Wongerchi, there is a bike sensor for the Garmin 405. I just ordered it online to be delivered tomorrow so I can take it with me to Columbia. I'll keep you guys informed about it's performance for me.

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6/15/09 1:50 P

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In my current college tuition paying world I would say "reasonably priced" would not exceed $125.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Bests:
* 5K. May 31, 2014 - Stride for Pride 5K. 21:37
* 10 mi. June 16, 2012 - Baltimore 10 Miler. 1:23:12
* HM. June 7, 2014 - Deckers Creek. 1:41:05
* Marathon. October 19, 2014 - Columbus, OH. 3:45:56



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6/15/09 1:44 P

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I have the Cateye Astrale 8. It does have the start/stop and cadence features. I like it a lot, it serves me well. I use it mainly for my average speed and overall time and distance.

I just have a separate heart rate monitor, because I like to use it for other activities as well. The watch has a handlebar mount so it sits to the right of my stem, while the cyclocomputer sits to the left.

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6/15/09 1:26 P

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JOPAPGH:
What's "reasonably priced" to you? But if I had to pick, I'd pick both HR and cadence. Those are the only things I ride with these days - I only look at speed and distance when I download the data after the ride.

If you can afford another Garmin, get the Edge 305 cycling computer with HR, Cad and speed sensor. I use mine indoors and out.

GUIN001:
As far as I know, you can't hook up a speed/cadence sensor to the Forerunner 405 because that's running only. I may be mistaken however.

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- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
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-Andy Coggan

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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6/15/09 10:30 A

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As you know, I'm new to this whole game of cycling. I purchased a cateye cyclocomputer, couldn't tell you the model. The auto start and stop works great when I'm riding with my grandchildren who like to take lots of water breaks. It does not track HR or cadence.

I have a Garmin Forerunner 405, was thinking about adding the speed/cadence bike sensor. Anyone have any experience with it?

Donalie


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A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
Stephan Dolley, Jr.

Endurance and persistence will be rewarded.

Everything you are against weakens you, everything you are for empowers you.

"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."






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6/15/09 10:20 A

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Does anyone have any experience with this model? I currently have a Forerunner 205, which work really well for speed and altitude (2200 feet incline my last ride) but since I ride in the city, with traffic lights, the elaspsed time makes it hard to truly determine my pace.

As I understand this model, it has auto start/stop, so I should know how long I am actually riding, plus cadence.

Also, if you had a preference in a cyclocomputer would you take cadence or heart rate? Anyone know of a reasonably priced model with both?

"John" or "JoPa" if John only makes things confusing.
Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Bests:
* 5K. May 31, 2014 - Stride for Pride 5K. 21:37
* 10 mi. June 16, 2012 - Baltimore 10 Miler. 1:23:12
* HM. June 7, 2014 - Deckers Creek. 1:41:05
* Marathon. October 19, 2014 - Columbus, OH. 3:45:56



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