i want a cycle computer to put on my coker. where can i find one & how do i install it
Most of the bike computers will work, just check that the factor can be set to 2770 or so (depending on your weight & air pressure, mine is set for 2768) and it should be ok. Many of them default to around 2150, and remember, just because it doesn’t list 2770 in the instructions doesn’t mean it can’t do it. If you can’t find one that will go to 2770 (very rare), get a second magnet and set it for 1385 (half of 2770). Ask at your LBS if you can try setting one for 2770 - don’t ask if it can be done, ask if you can try it, they’ve never set one for that and won’t know.
Many wireless ones will have a problem if you try to have the readout in your wrist/hand/pocket.
If you don’t have a handle, you may have to mount it on the setpost, other than that it’s not really different than mounting on a bike.
Make sure you route the wires so they will not be loose or they’ll get snagged on something, wrap the excess on the seatpost - if you wrap it around the fork it may be to close to the tire or your leg.
Suggestion: if you’re still UPDing a bit, it may pop off and get lost (of course that never happened to me ), therefore get one cheap, like from Walmart.
And don’t forget to take care of the wires when removing your frame.
never happened to me
ask the lbs if they’ve ever dealt with cokers before. if you came into my shop i’d say yes, and then give more or less the advice found above. about 2770 is the number you need. if not, most should set small enough that you can use to magnets. new info: a wireless unit will likely not work as the distance on most of those is ~18 inches between the sensor and the head unit.
Go to Wal-mart and buy a Schwinn computer for $10. It has 6 or 8 functions and is capable of being calibrated to a 36" wheel
I got one of the cateye wireless cycling computers and it works really well. It can handle the larger wheel sizes without a problem. I mounted it on the seat post and haven’t had any problems since it snaps real tight into the mount.
I tried to run it in my pocket for a while, but it just wasn’t getting a signal. I guess this is common for most wireless cycling computers.
It’s a bit more expensive, but works well for me and I’ve not had any problems with it.
Re: cycle computer info?
On Tue, 2 May 2006 23:59:33 -0500, markf wrote:
>about 2770 is the number you need
For more info about the correct calibration see
Thanks for the Walmart recommendation, I bought one today. I’m still trying to figure out a way to mount it so that I can see it while riding. I have a GB4 handle, but I opted not to get the computer mount.
Make It That You Can Hold It In Your Hand While Riding And Then If You Fall Have It That The Cords Pull Apart And The Cumputer Will Be Safe In Your Hand:) !!!
WOULD THAT WORK???
It would work once.
I have a JC Coker Handle that puts the cycle computer out where it can be easily read while riding. I’m now on JC Coker Handle Beta 4 (need to get pictures in the gallery). The new version is shorter and no longer has a water bottle mount.
Another option is to go GPS. Get one of the wrist mounted GPS units like the Garmin Forerunner. Checking your current speed or distance is as easy as looking at your watch. And it isn’t tied to a specific unicycle so you can use it on your Coker one day and 29er the next day and your bike the next day.
why oh why did you have to show me that watch? haha that thing is so sleek.
what do those numbers mean? 2770?
Those numbers calibrate the cycle computer. For most cycle computers the calibration number is equal to the circumference of the wheel in millimeters.