Cyclocomputer for uni?

Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just upgraded
from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge my progress as
I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features are most important,
and is wireless the best choice?

Thanks, Anne from NYC

One of my riding buddies has one on his Coker. He reads the NG so I’ll
email him and let him know you’re asking.

John

FenderBird@aol.com wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just
> upgraded from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge my
> progress as I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features are most
> important, and is wireless the best choice?
>
> Thanks, Anne from NYC

I have fitted a wired Specialized to my Pashley, the sensor unit is much smaller than Wireless and the cable run up the back of the frame. So far I have had no problem with this solution on 2 Uni’s.

I would recommend getting one that records Ave/Max speed if your interested in these, my first very cheap computer didn’t and required my brother to run behind to read off my max speed!

Cheers

Keith

A friend of mine uses a Cateye on his Coker Big One.

It is accurate and durable.

Some wireless cyclocomputers can be problematic.

You can also purchase some that have two harness kits/settings for two different wheel sizes.

Derek

I have a Sigma BC1200, about $70AUS worth. It comes with the
following features:

  • continuous speed readout
  • trip distance, time, average speed and max speed
  • cadence (separate $20AUS plugin)
  • clock, total odomoter time and distance and two distance settings for
    two different wheel sizes (sub-odomoters).

This lets you use the computer on two vehicles (a unicycle AND a bike)
with two different wheel sizes. You can select your desired wheel and it
only adds distance to that particular sub-odomoter. It also tallys the two
sub-odomoters to give a total-odomoter and a total-time.

You can also convert it to a wireless setup after purchase (adding another
$60AUS or so) but I don’t know what the maximum separation between the
sender and receiver is.

nic

On Sat, 25 Aug 2001, bentosaur wrote:

> A friend of mine uses a Cateye on his Coker Big One.
>
> It is accurate and durable.
>
> Some wireless cyclocomputers can be problematic.
>
> You can also purchase some that have two harness kits/settings for two
> different wheel sizes.
>
> Derek
>
>
>
> FenderBird wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just
> > upgraded from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge
> > my progress as I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features
> > are most important, and is wireless the best choice? Thanks, Anne
> > from NYC
>
>
> –
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

I use a Specialized brand computer on my coker. The thing to look at is
how the sensor mounts to the fork. In the case of the Specialized, it has
two rubber feet, which make direct contact with the fork, while two zip
ties hold it in place. This, I think is a very good design. Other
(generally cheap) computers tend to have a sensor where a connection
similar to a zip tie is actually attached to the sensor, and the sensor
sort of projects out, as an arm, towards the wheel. This is fine if the
wheel only goes forward, as on a bike, but on a unicycle, it is very easy
to snag this arm on a spoke during an idle, and break it.

IMHO, Specialized tend to cost more than they’re really worth. However, it
is a good product. Mine is not wireless (the wireless version uses infa-
red in most sub-$100 cycle computers, anyway, which requires a direct line
of sight), and the features I use are average speed, maximum speed, and
distance. I have the display mounted under the seat (can’t check it while
riding), and look at the stats when I’m done with my ride.

Jeff Lutkus

> Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just
> upgraded from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge my
> progress as I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features are most
> important, and is wireless the best choice?
>
> Thanks, Anne from NYC

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I fitted an cateye enduro II on my muni (main unit strapped on the wilder
bracket brake post). Works great, and the wiring is not a problem (I have
a pashley muni frame with a 26’’ wheel). Not been able yet to destroy the
wire and the main unit is more or less safe under the seat.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: bentosaur
[mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 9:45 PM
To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: Cyclocomputer for uni?

A friend of mine uses a Cateye on his Coker Big One.

It is accurate and durable.

Some wireless cyclocomputers can be problematic.

You can also purchase some that have two harness kits/settings for two
different wheel sizes.

Derek

FenderBird wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just
> upgraded from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge
my
> progress as I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features are
most
> important, and is wireless the best choice? Thanks, Anne from NYC


Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

I fitted an cateye enduro II on my muni (main unit strapped on the wilder
bracket brake post). Works great, and the wiring is not a problem (I have
a pashley muni frame with a 26’’ wheel). Not been able yet to destroy the
wire and the main unit is more or less safe under the seat.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: bentosaur
[mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 9:45 PM
To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: Cyclocomputer for uni?

A friend of mine uses a Cateye on his Coker Big One.

It is accurate and durable.

Some wireless cyclocomputers can be problematic.

You can also purchase some that have two harness kits/settings for two
different wheel sizes.

Derek

FenderBird wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a cyclocomputer that’s good for unis? I just
> upgraded from a 24"Schwinn to a 29" Pashley hybrid and want to gauge
my
> progress as I (attempt to) ride longer distances. What features are
most
> important, and is wireless the best choice? Thanks, Anne from NYC


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