Training, rear wheel pedometer?

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flyS564
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I have been working a new job in Uniontown for about 5 months now, in and out of office so it’s not worth moving there. No, I don’t ride my bike to work anymore ;) and have to drastically change my riding habits this year. I didn’t have time to ride for about four months and went from ~450 miles in July to nothing.

So I got a Cycleops Mag trainer in December and started using it more frequently. Doing a minimum of 50mi/week and avg is around 20mph, slowing increasing tension and miles. Can anyone recommend a permanent, better solution to replace my current rear-wheel pedometer monstrosity? So far the only one I can find with a rear harness is a Sigma for 44 bucks which might be what I need.


reddan
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Cateye has long wire kits for most of their computers in their Small Parts section.


salty
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Cateye Astrale 8 has rear speed and cadence sensors. I’ve been very happy with mine and think it’s the best bang for the buck if you want cadence. $30 at performance (pretty sure i’ve seen them in-store) or nashbar:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1028642_-1_1535500_20000_400127

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_135654_-1_201492_10000_200377


BradQ
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Just keep in mind that 50 miles on a trainer is nothing like 50 miles outside.

A long wire kit like Dan mentioned is probably your best bet. I’m not sure wireless kits will always transmit far enough, though most of them with a fresh batter should have no problem and don’t leave your bike covered in wires.


Mr. Destructicity
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Brad is right – most wireless kits won’t actually broadcast far enough to reach to the handlebars from the rear wheel. If you want to mount the computer somewhere le.

I’ve been using a Sigma myself, mounted on the rear wheel, and it works fine.


salty
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fwiw – the one i mentioned is wired, and designed to mount on the rear wheel.


reddan
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I’ve used the Astrale that salty mentioned; nice, solid computer.

If you don’t want cadence, then the Mity 8 with long wire kit will work as well.


flyS564
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Thanks everyone, I think I’ll try out the Astrale. That’s a really good price and I love cateye.


flyS564
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I actually ended up getting a Cateye 400w double wireless with cadence to try eliminate wires.

(http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/552)

Is it possible that a Mag trainer would mess with it? I found various postings about cell phones and one about a mag trainer possibly messing with the signal. I’m starting to think it was a waste of money now considering if I spend 1 hr on the trainer, it doesn’t seem to know what happened to 3-5 minutes of it =| Might be good on the road but I haven’t tried it yet.


Marko82
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I have a Cateye 300dw on my bike which is very similar to the 400. I’ve not had any issues either on the road or on the trainer. If you experience interference you could try selecting a different transmission frequency from the unit’s menu. From what I remember you also have to press a small pin-size button on the transmitter when you do this.


steve k
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I think the best solution is to ride outside.


cburch
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+ a billion

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