Speedometers

I’ve was looking at the Unicycle Across Minnesota web pages recently and
Andy’s updates say all the riders need to have a cycle computer installed on
their unicycle.

I’m curious how this works. Will any old cycle computer work on a
unicycle? Could someone use something like the inexpensive Bell unit I saw
at Walmart ($15)?

Thanks, Greg

Re: Speedometers

The Avocet’s are my favorite cycle computer. The model 25 is a great choice for
a uni. One important feature that separates them from some of the other cycle
computers is that they are straight forward to operate. Some computers cram too
many features onto a poor interface and are impossible to use.

I have my computer mounted using an adapter that allows a computer to be mounted
on aero bars or on the stem. It straps on to a tube and sticks out at a 90
degree angle. I have it mounted right above the fork crown on my Coker. I still
have to bend over to see it while riding, but it’s much easier than if it was
mounted sideways right on the seat post.

There are two of these mounts available. The Pedal Power Computer Mount and the
Cronometro Nob Aero Computer Mount. Performance Bicycle
(www.performancebike.com) sells them both. Your local bike shop may also have
them. The Pedal Power mount is about 3 inches long while the Nob is about 3/4
inches long. I’m using the Pedal Power mount.

When I get motivated enough to put a Miyata seat on my Coker I’ll consider
rigging up some sort of mount near the handle. But for now the Pedal Power mount
works fine.

john_childs@hotmail.com

>From: “Nathan Hoover” <nathan@paper2net.com> Reply-To: “Nathan Hoover”
><nathan@paper2net.com> To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: Speedometers
>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:11:01 -0700
>
>I used a simple Avocet model 25 on my Coker - it adjusts up to a 3 meter wheel
>circumference and has all the standard features you might like. It cost just
>under $30.
>
>There is nothing magic about adding a cyclometer to a unicycle. You just have
>to use one that works for the wheel circumference of the uni. I have seen a
>couple variations on placing the unit itself. Mine is on the seatpost,
>sideways under the seat, visible if I quickly duck my head down. John Foss has
>one mounted on top of a Miyata seat, nestled into the padding, right behind
>the handle, visible anytime. I am also toying with mounting a wireless model
>on my wrist.
>
>—Nathan
>


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Re: Speedometers

On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Greg House wrote:

> I’m curious how this works. Will any old cycle computer work on a
> unicycle? Could someone use something like the inexpensive Bell unit I saw
> at Walmart ($15)?

An inexpensive cycle computer will work on a unicycle. But, from watching people
put on and use many differant types, I found that paying for a decent one
($30-$40) is well worth the money. The cheaper ones tend to break easier and I
have had more trouble getting them to work in the first place.

-Andy


cotter@skypoint.com Twin City Unicycle Club - President Andy Cotter Unicycling
Society of America - Vice President USA home page http://www.unicycling.org/usa/
Unicycle Across Minnesota http://www.skypoint.com/~cotter/

Re: Speedometers

I used a simple Avocet model 25 on my Coker - it adjusts up to a 3 meter wheel
circumference and has all the standard features you might like. It cost just
under $30.

There is nothing magic about adding a cyclometer to a unicycle. You just have to
use one that works for the wheel circumference of the uni. I have seen a couple
variations on placing the unit itself. Mine is on the seatpost, sideways under
the seat, visible if I quickly duck my head down. John Foss has one mounted on
top of a Miyata seat, nestled into the padding, right behind the handle, visible
anytime. I am also toying with mounting a wireless model on my wrist.

—Nathan

Greg House <greg.house@SPAMMENOT.lsil.com> wrote in message
news:3793702A.846690C8@SPAMMENOT.lsil.com
> I’ve was looking at the Unicycle Across Minnesota web pages recently and
> Andy’s updates say all the riders need to have a cycle computer installed on
> their unicycle.
>
> I’m curious how this works. Will any old cycle computer work on a
> unicycle? Could someone use something like the inexpensive Bell unit I saw
> at Walmart ($15)?
>
> Thanks, Greg

Re: Speedometers

If you’re planning on using it on a big wheel (like a Coker), make sure that the
unit is adjustable to that big a circumference. Jim

Andy Cotter wrote:
>
> On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Greg House wrote:
>
> > I’m curious how this works. Will any old cycle computer work on a unicycle?
> > Could someone use something like the inexpensive Bell unit I saw at Walmart
> > ($15)?
>
> An inexpensive cycle computer will work on a unicycle. But, from watching
> people put on and use many differant types, I found that paying for a decent
> one ($30-$40) is well worth the money. The cheaper ones tend to break easier
> and I have had more trouble getting them to work in the first place.
>
> -Andy
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> cotter@skypoint.com Twin City Unicycle Club - President Andy Cotter Unicycling
> Society of America - Vice President USA home page
> http://www.unicycling.org/usa/ Unicycle Across Minnesota
> http://www.skypoint.com/~cotter/