Cateye Strada Wireless CC-RD300W

by SideBurn   June 15, 2012  

Have had one of these for at a year and a day and it has gone kaput Crying Am I too hard core for it? Or are they a pile of s**t Thinking Have gone through a few computers over the years. Anyone recomend a small cycle computer that lasts for more than a year?

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I have just today replaced my Tesco £8.50 special Big Grin . Lasted 2 years I think. It seems OK but the clock seems a bit slow and I think it might be affecting the speed/distance measurements.

posted by Marauder [235 posts]
15th June 2012 - 21:41

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5000 miles on my little Blackburn Atom 4 without problems, still on the original batteries too.

http://road.cc/content/review/18397-blackburn-atom-40-cycle-computer

posted by Vic Brown [40 posts]
15th June 2012 - 21:50

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what happened with it!? I've got 2! 1 wireless, and 1 double wireless - but both only just coming up to their anniversary :-o

posted by matt637 [52 posts]
16th June 2012 - 10:51

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It keeps re-setting itself. I have got a screen with Unlt and flashing km/h showing. I have re-programmed it and after a few seconds it re-sets again. I have got one unit and two fitting kits. Don't particularly want to buy another brand and another fitting kit for the other bike...But was wondering what others had found. The Blackburn looks good (And the Tesco special looks good value)

posted by SideBurn [729 posts]
16th June 2012 - 11:11

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i'm going to risk asking this, as i'm pretty sure it will come across as patronising (but not meant to be) and sure you'll have crossed it off the troubleshooting list already - but it's not a low battery? (ducks for cover).

posted by matt637 [52 posts]
16th June 2012 - 11:22

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Yep done that! Never exclude the obvious!!

posted by SideBurn [729 posts]
16th June 2012 - 11:26

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SideBurn wrote:
Yep done that! Never exclude the obvious!!

phew - just checking. Sometimes i spend ages going over mind bogglingly complicated explanations and then remember i haven't tried replacing battery / switching on and off / hitting with a big hammer etc.

posted by matt637 [52 posts]
16th June 2012 - 11:33

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had the original strada wireless that did that after about
6 months .... changed batteries several times but nothing
stopped the resets until ..... I cleaned the battery
contacts !

That was 2 years ago now and I now clean them every time
I change the battery - not reset a single time since.

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [579 posts]
16th June 2012 - 11:34

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Have wiped the contacts with toilet paper.....and it has not re-set itself Big Grin You may have saved me a pile of money 'therevokid' and they did not look dirty Thinking

posted by SideBurn [729 posts]
16th June 2012 - 12:04

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Just done 150k with no problem; the contacts looked immaculate..it does not make sense...but thanks again!

posted by SideBurn [729 posts]
18th June 2012 - 10:35

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