I just bought a new speedo, Cateye Mity 3, which is great because it lets
you put the average speed into the big numbers section on the screen, where
the speed usually goes, rather than just on the little display on the bottom
like most older speedometers.
It’s great because it lets you see the average speed whilst you’re going
fast, even on my coker where it’s attached straight to the seatpost.
The downside of this is that I can now see when I’m slacking on the way back
from work and force myself to keep the average speed over 10 mph, which
takes quite a lot of effort with all the traffic lights I have to go through
on the way home.
It’s one of the cheapest cateye computers you can get, quite a bit less than
the one I had on before (which I broke) and works really well, also has two
wheel size settings, ideal if you’re switching wheels in the same frame at
When you’re riding home from work, and you get a red light, do you idle, or hold onto a lightpole, or dismount, or what? Some in this forum have said that Cokers are impossible or very difficult to idle… how about you?
Grab onto stuff if there’s anything to hold, there are often railings,
otherwise idle, except for one place where I know the light sequence well
enough to know exactly when to mount, where I sometimes dismount and then
remount just before the lights change.
coker idling has been gone into lots, it can be done, it isn’t that hard
unless you’ve changed it to very short cranks and even then it’s perfectly
possible (at least it’s possible if you’re Roger Davies, I don’t know other
short crank coker people). It’s easier if you hold the seat.
I’m just about to mount my Cateye Mity 3 onto my uni and I was wondering where to put the magnet in relation to the crank. Where have you put it?
I thought that a quarter way in front of my chocolate foot would reduce the chance of it clocking up while idling and would then be down when hopping (I’m using it mainly to measure distance BTW). I generally hop with my chocolate foot to the rear but I idle with both feet (though chocolate is favourite) any info greatly received.
It was a little freaky when I saw your post as I only took it off my MTB today (which I’m selling as it’s not used any more ) with the intension of fitting it to my uni and yes I like the features of this model (and the price).
I’ve got two magnets on my coker, I think they’re probably about half way
between the cranks.
> I thought that a quarter way in front of my chocolate foot would reduce
> the chance of it clocking up while idling and would then be down when
> hopping (I’m using it mainly to measure distance BTW). I generally hop
> with my chocolate foot to the rear but I idle with both feet (though
> chocolate is favourite) any info greatly received.
yep down when hopping and quarter of the way round from a crank sounds
sensible. I had it that way when I had only one magnet on the coker and it
worked fine for distance / average speeds, although it got high top speeds
when I was rollback mounting sometimes.