Thursday, April 02, 2009

Banana Jr. 6000


I have decided I want to get rid of the Sigma BC1200 on my go slightly faster bike. I bought a CatEye Mighty 8 on clearance for my Soma and it seem needlessly complex.

I want settings for two tyre sizes and the basics. No cadence, no ambient temperature, no altitude or angle on incline.

Easy to set up, easy to see and figure out.

Any suggestions?

Anybody still look at this thing?

6 comments:

solobreak said...

I bought a Blackburn Delta IV or something like that for my beater. It is complex. And it does not work correctly, resetting itself randomly. Something is loose inside. It is guaranteed but I have to get around to returning it. In my experience all cycling electronics suck and are unreliable. Cat Eye actually seems better than the rest. Try a different one of theirs. Or try a Garmin. You may not want all the features but the utility of it makes it a better value. One question for people who have them though, do you need to stand outside in one spot and wait for it to synch up before you start moving? My Timex GPS was like that and it sucks standing in the cold driveway before you start a run.

gewilli said...

i ain't got a bike computer...

just some old sigmas laying around...

i did like the sigmas for some reason - simple cheap - german

i probably have an old Avocet 30 laying around - needs batteries...

Il Bruce said...

One thing I liked about riding the Pista was its lack of a cyclometer.

I fall prey to watching the average speed arrow. I am trying not to force up the average at the expense of overdoing.

I have become consistent about recording time though and the cyclometer is very handy.

With the rain sticking around tonight I may head out to find a CatEye Strada.

Murat Altinbasak said...

If any of my rides average under 20 mph, I go home and flagellate myself like Silas a la DaVinci Code.

Il Bruce said...

I don't get an average over 15 mph any more but I'm still 5mph faster than the average Wheelperson.

zencycle said...

I had a cateye mighty on my MTB for the longest time, just wireless speed. It was pretty flawless, the wireless feature for off road was quite desireable if you like to crash into things like I do. It was the only computer I managed to get to last more than a few months. Unfortunately, about two years ago, I rode into a mud pit, hit a rock, and did a rather spectacular launch. when I dragged my muddy body and bike out of the pit, the cateye was gone. I went back to the pit twice after that hoping it would show up, alas, it did not.

I now have a polar 720, with wireless sensors on my TT bike and my MTB, and the power pod on my Merlin. It's complicated to set up, and you have to remember to download the ride data or it quits storing rides, but other than that it isn't that bad once you have it set up.

I race commando - no electronics. Electronics - imo - are a training tool. I can honestly say in the ten years since I took the computer off my race bike I haven't missed it. It looks cleaner as well.