Raleigh Cordless Cycle Computer £11.73 delivered from Amazon.
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Raleigh Cordless Cycle Computer £11.73 delivered from Amazon.

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Found 8th Dec 2008Made hot 8th Dec 2008
I've got one of these and despite being Raleigh it's really good. Wireless (easy to install and no wires draped about), all the usual features plus a thermometer and other bits and bobs.

A Steal for the price.

* 16 function cordless computer
* Waterproof
* sturdy
* reliable

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Looks like it would make a good christmas pressie but can you tell me what the "usual features" are?

I've searched for more info on this but can't find any.

Thanks.

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JWK;3699929

Looks like it would make a good christmas pressie but can you tell me … Looks like it would make a good christmas pressie but can you tell me what the "usual features" are?I've searched for more info on this but can't find any.Thanks.



I hadn't seen a thermometer before. Also I beleive there are alarms you can set at mileage intervals, intended for maintenance but could be used for interval training.

JWK;3699929

Looks like it would make a good christmas pressie but can you tell me … Looks like it would make a good christmas pressie but can you tell me what the "usual features" are?I've searched for more info on this but can't find any.Thanks.



[COLOR="Orange"]Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks.[/COLOR]

Maybe not!;-)

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DragonDyf;3700817

[COLOR="Orange"]Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks.[/COLOR]Maybe … [COLOR="Orange"]Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks.[/COLOR]Maybe not!;-)



We ordered one last week for the father in law and it arrived this Sunday!

Looks good

Thanks

Reviews for the same product ]here.

Problems with interference. How hard is it to run a wire up your fork really ? You can get greater reliability and the same functionality wired for about 6-9 quid.

Hi!
I've worked over 3 years as an bicycle mechanic in London. Raleigh stuff and especially computers are really cheap and horrible. In this case you clearly get what you paid for. Calling it sturdy and reliable is a joke. As somebody mentioned i would rather go for wired version, it will be cheaper and it will work beter.

regards

Peter

Can anyone recommend a decent wired model? at this moment im not too bothered if its a bargain just asking for suggestions on good names if youre in the know.

I bought a couple of these for a freind and myself. Work fine if you don't use them anywhere near any other electrical field or device (ie cars, lights, trains, etc.).

These are very suscesptible to interferance (switch on a flashing LED front bike light and it displays that your doing 10 MPH while stationary! Actually went through the process of getting an RMA but got lazy and didnt post them back. Will probably end up on the kids bikes.

Next bike comp I buy will be a wired one.

pl.peter;3703042

Hi!I've worked over 3 years as an bicycle mechanic in London. Raleigh … Hi!I've worked over 3 years as an bicycle mechanic in London. Raleigh stuff and especially computers are really cheap and horrible. In this case you clearly get what you paid for. Calling it sturdy and reliable is a joke. As somebody mentioned i would rather go for wired version, it will be cheaper and it will work beter.regardsPeter



i have very active suspension and no available cable routing.. what wireless would you recommend please?

LostBoy;3703115

I bought a couple of these for a freind and myself. Work fine if you … I bought a couple of these for a freind and myself. Work fine if you don't use them anywhere near any other electrical field or device (ie cars, lights, trains, etc.). These are very suscesptible to interferance (switch on a flashing LED front bike light and it displays that your doing 10 MPH while stationary! Actually went through the process of getting an RMA but got lazy and didnt post them back. Will probably end up on the kids bikes. Next bike comp I buy will be a wired one.



I have to agree with LostBoy, those wireless gadgets are too sensitive to be reliable. My LED flashlight takes me to 99.9mph (because it's the maximum) regardless of what I'm doing.
Even without the lights on there are apparently still many sources of interference. When I use it on its own in SW London (not even the busiest part), it ALWAYS ends up with a top speed of 99.9mph. I don't think my venerable bicycle would possibly reach this sort of speed in one piece and let me get away with it unscathed...
As a result the total distance is usually significantly wrong as well, the first time I used it, it reported that I cycled over 40 miles which would be an olympic feat in central London.

Other annoying detail, mine is also solar-powered, as a complement to the batteries. The power doesn't go off anymore and the damn thing is on all the time even at the darkest of night. When it goes off, you power it on again by pressing one of the buttons, but that tends to reset everything (bad contact somewhere?).

Last, the inconvenients of wireless over wired... Of course they use batteries so some day you'll have to replace them. You will need 2 flat ones and that alone might cost you more than the gadget itself. Also, if you want to spare your battery life, you need to be extra careful when you stop or park the bike, that the receiver is not aligned with the sensor, especially overnight or over the weekend. And last, it's impossible to secure the receiver on the fork so that it wouldn't move at all, so sometimes it will touch the spokes, and sometimes it will be just a little too far away so the sensor will be out of reach. Sometimes you do quite a distance before realising that the speed has stalled to 0, unless you check it all the time.

So in the end, I hardly ever use mine for what it's really intended to do. It lives on my handle bar though, and serves as a thermometer. Which, while I'm at it, is not very responsive, and it takes up to an hour to reflect the actual temperature (eg. when going outside), at a rate of 1 or 2 degrees per 10 minutes.

All in all, very limited use, reliability even worse: if you don't absolutely need it to be wireless, go for a wired one.
For anybody else, I guess this is a good price so I voted hot, but be aware of what you're buying.

[edit:]
For information, mine is a TCM (Tchibo's brand) which is usually good stuff, but it's got the very same insides as this one, even the LCD display is stricly the same.

VDO make pretty solid budget wired models.

I have the VDO A4. Does exactly what I need and hasn't let me down for over a year's use so far. It only has 8 functions and costs £9.99. You can also get the 8 function model from Wiggle for £13.69 at the moment:

wiggle.co.uk/p/C…45/
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