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Have had one of these for at a year and a day and it has gone kaput  20 Am I too hard core for it? Or are they a pile of s**t  39 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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Marauder [274 posts] 4 years ago
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I have just today replaced my Tesco £8.50 special  4 . 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.

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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matt637 [47 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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SideBurn [890 posts] 4 years ago
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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)

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matt637 [47 posts] 4 years ago
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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).

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SideBurn [890 posts] 4 years ago
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Yep done that! Never exclude the obvious!!

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matt637 [47 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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therevokid [972 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 4 years ago
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Have wiped the contacts with toilet paper.....and it has not re-set itself  4 You may have saved me a pile of money 'therevokid' and they did not look dirty  39

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SideBurn [890 posts] 4 years ago
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Just done 150k with no problem; the contacts looked immaculate..it does not make sense...but thanks again!