I asked Beirne Konarski about how he attached his cycle computer to his
>I mounted mine sideways on the fixed part of the seat post. The brand is Trek,
>and it has large numbers for the speed, making it fairly easy to take a quick
>look down through my legs and see how fast I’m going. I can’t look at all
>times, the way I would on a bike, but I can see often enough that it is
>helpful. It also includes an odometer and keeps track of average trip speed,
>maximum trip speed, and some other things.
Even with mine mounted into the seat of my racing unicycle, it’s very hard to
look at while riding above a medium speed. It’s mostly intended for training
times, and for measuring distance, max speed, average speed, etc.
>My original idea was to mount the cycling computer loosely, so I could pull it
>off of the post and hold it in my hands when I wanted, but I decided that
dealing with all the extra wire while it was on the post would be a >problem.
Also the wire didn’t seem designed to take a lot of bending and >flexing.
I had wanted to get a Cateye Wireless (when they were first on the market), but
a knowledgeable bike mechanic advised me not to. He said they were not (at that
time, at least) reliable enough, even transmitting such a short distance as from
the wheel to the handlebar. My idea was to carry it somewhere on my person, so
there would be no wires to break. That would mean up to twice the distance
between wheel and computer. For twice the money, it wasn’t worth taking the
chance of it not working.
You must be very careful not to let that wire get broken, because it’s a tiny
little piece of copper, not easily repaired! I wanted to run my wire (on the
Cateye Vectra) up through the seatpost to the seat, but realized the big magnet
on the end wasn’t detatchable, and I was afraid to cut & try to splice the wire
together again. You can see pictures of my setup in the Summer 1992 ON ONE
>The computer has come in handy. I (foolishly?) rode 23.5 miles yesterday, and
>it helped me to pace myself and keep track of where I am. Today, though, I’m
>sitting still and trying not to walk.
My hat is off to you, and I sympathise with your body’s complaints!
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone email@example.com