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At the fall Giro I remember several guys running bicycle electronic speedometers/computers on their bikes. I would like to set one up on my bikes (especially the Duc since the speedo does not work at all). Any reccomendations, suggestions on this?

I do remember that one of the guys said to be sure to get one that measured over a certain (I forget, was it 100mph?) speed or it would not work on a motorcycle or something along those lines.

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Jack
 

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I just put an old (read old)...vetta c15 that I had around on my cb160 for the giro, works great, then I picked up a new sigma 930something? 20 bucks llbean, (I had coupons) and set it up on the race bike, also works...the trick is mounting the pickup, and for the spoke magnet go to radio shack and pick up a pack (2) of 'rare earth magnets', $2., they are tiny(like 3/16's diameter) they stick and hold right on the spoke (unless you have stainless spokes), but I put a dab of krazy glue or rtv on them, and you can carry the 'spare' on the handle bar bolt..

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Jack, I ran the last GIRO without a speedometer or an odometer. It's a lot more fun that way. You are too busy looking for arrows and racing anyway.
 

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Thanks for the advice! I will stop at a bike shop today.

Scott, last year my speedo cable broke on my ca160 about 4 miles into the 2nd day. It did make it interesting.

I still think you twin jet was the coolest bike there! Loved the "patina".
 

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The one thing that you need a bike speedo for is (make sure it goes to 99.9 MPH, or it will stop recording when you exceed a lower speed limit), is for the trip odometer. The route sheet will have mileages on it that tell you when you should be looking for a turn, so then you can enjoy blasting along looking at the scenery and enjoying yourself but keeping an eye on the odometer because you know that when it turns (i.e.) 37 miles, you should be looking for Brown road on the right. Very helpful.

Dgy
 
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