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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 10:24:46 am »
Typically set-up only has to be done once on a new cyclometer and repeated only after several years following a battery change.

Or, if you're quick with the battery switch, setup is good for the life of the cyclometer.  I'll read the back of the unit to get the right battery, usually a CR2032 for Cateyes, get the battery out of the package, and let 'er rip.  Unless the battery died to the point the display wasn't working a month or two back, it'll hold the settings through the battery swap.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 02:00:53 pm »
The wired Cat-Eyes I have do have two buttons.

You're living in the past.  The OLD Cateye computers had two buttons on the front.  But the newer ones, 5 or so years ago, have only one button.  You just hold it a longer time to erase things or toggle to the second level stuff.  Simple quick pushes toggle between the main level stuff.  I am excluding the tiny button on the back where you press with a pin to reset the whole computer.

Offline DanE

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 05:33:42 pm »
I am going to vote for Planet Bike computers. They show three lines of data and continuously show speed, distance and ride time. The fourth line will change at the push of the button, which is really not a button but just a push at the bottom edge of the computer. The fourth line can select one of three lines of information, Average - Max Speed, Odometer, and Time of Day - Temperature.

I leave mine on time of day and go all day and never touch the button as I am well beyond thinking about average speed anymore. Battery life is good for one year, I change mine in the beginning of spring when the riding starts to pick up. Usually it will begin to flicker with colder weather. Uses a button battery like all the others.

After using this computer I tired of computers with 8 functions and would show only one on the screen at a time with your speed. It seems with those you end up pushing the button 8 times to go around to cycle through distance, average, max speed and everything else.

Offline DaveB

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2018, 10:32:18 pm »
The wired Cat-Eyes I have do have two buttons.

You're living in the past.  The OLD Cateye computers had two buttons on the front.  But the newer ones, 5 or so years ago, have only one button.  You just hold it a longer time to erase things or toggle to the second level stuff.  Simple quick pushes toggle between the main level stuff.  I am excluding the tiny button on the back where you press with a pin to reset the whole computer.
Maybe I am but it's a testament to the reliability and durability of Cat-Eyes that I haven't had to replace mine in so long.  I have two of them that are over 10 years old and still working perfectly. 

Note to Pat Lamb:  Yes, I've had Cat-Eyes that retained all of their stored settings after a fast battery change but others that lose them nearly immediately.  It's always a guess as to what's going to happen.  However, my version of the Enduro 8 do allow resetting the odometer after a battery change so, even if it gets amnesia, I can reenter my odometer reading.

Offline litespeed

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 10:08:14 am »
I also have Cateye Mity's on my bikes at least ten years old. As I recall the only reason I ever replaced them was a damaged wire or lost sender or magnet.

Offline Loader

Re: Bike Computer
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 01:27:17 am »
Several years ago I used the bicycle computer Garmin 705. It was a good computer. He showed roads, speed, direction, the way home, the nearest bicycle shops and eateries.



One problem. Very poor attachment to the bike. In the kit there were two.
The first broke in a week, and when the second broke, I lost this computer. Its price was serious and I did not buy a new one.

Now I'm using a smartphone, although it's not so convenient.
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.