can anyone recommend a cyclometer for a coker. the few i’ve had time to look at won’t work on a coker. it doesn’t need to be able to order me a pizza from thailand, but a few bells an’ whistles might be nice.
thanks in advance for any help anyone can give…
look into cateye’s, they’re relativly popular.
Re: coker cyclometer recommendations…
The Vetta RT-88 works ok if you want wireless. I think my old one was an
Avocet 25 which was fine too. Wireless is much nicer although I end up with
a bogus max speed (too high) reading sometimes. Another problem is that in a
hard crash offroad, the cyclometer pops off…
“dr garbanzo” <email@example.com> wrote in message
> greetings all!
> can anyone recommend a cyclometer for a coker. the few i’ve had time
> to look at won’t work on a coker. it doesn’t need to be able to order
> me a pizza from thailand, but a few bells an’ whistles might be nice.
> thanks in advance for any help anyone can give…
The simplest model cateye computer is really nice but it only goes up to a wheel circumference of around 221cm (smaller than that of a coker). It will however go down to a circumference half of a coker wheel size. Buy yourself a second magnet and mount it half way round the wheel. If you set the circumference length to half of the coker circumference and use two magnets you should be sweet.
Note that coker spokes are very thick so make sure you buy a magnet which will fit onto thick gauge spokes.
my wife suggested using 2 magnets. the question o’ course that begs is whether or not i am intelligent enough to actually place them 180 degrees apart…
merde, the ramifications o’ spoke thickness hadn’t even occured to me.
Re: Re: coker cyclometer recommendations…
not sure i want to go wireless. the few people i’d talked to about them had nothing good to say. i’ve already overspent my budget on, “ooh! i’ll try that!” stuff. i think i’d like to start safe, then maybe try wireless at a later date.
Apart from my Pashley MUni, which I computerized first, each of my unis has a Sigma Sport BC600 fitted.
This model costs around £10 - £12. I buy them from Decathlon, but I’m sure they’re readily available. They’re easy to fit and reasonably durable.
The BC600 shows total distance, trip distance, actual time, ride time, and max speed for the trip. Max speed is only shown to a round number of MPH. Trip distance is shown to two decimal places. The computer can be set to metric or imperial (kilometres or miles).
The BC600 fits the Coker without modification. Readings seem perfectly consistent/accurate for distance and speed. I do get the odd false max speed reading. One person has suggested this is vibration of the reed switch on rough ground. Another possiblility is it’s when I transport the uni in the car, perhaps I should be careful which way the wheel is positioned.
There are other models in the range offering more or fewer functions.