I just got rid of a E3 wireless that would peg at 76mph from interference. I would lean it up against a building at a food stop and the miles would be just scrolling by. I assume this was from 60Hz AC electrical lines. This may be brand specific as I have not had any issues with a Sigma Sport wireless or a Cateye Strada wireless.Muaythaibike said:
I've been told it's from electrical interference, ie power lines, cell phones, etc, but I find that a bit on the extreme, unless you're passing directly through or next to a power grid station. In my case it's the front headlight, which is a high-output LED "system," a Cygolight Rover II. The second it's on, the computer goes haywire. I'm currently fixed on getting a Specialized SpeedZone (Sport or Elite; wired version).Muaythaibike said:
5) Traffic light sensors******* said:Could be several reasons:
1) batteries are weak
2) check wheel-setting
3) remove head unit and wipe contacts w/alcohol
Yup, but not a fixall because the terminals corrode after a single winter and strange things happen -- coming home the other day my wired computer was convinced I was either not moving or doing > 300 kph.Mr. Versatile said:The cure for that is to get a wired computer.
I'm not sure how you compare to a Vancouver winter rain-wise, but I've never found a computer that lasted more than 2 years, and keeping bike lights going are a constant issue. Maybe I just have bad luck, though.Mr. Versatile said:Last year a computer that I bought new in the 80s finally bit the dust. I'm in Ohio - not particularly known for its fair weather - and I commute year round in rain & temmps down to the teens.
Something I don't have to deal with much; typically temperatures here don't drop below the 40's, and even at that stage the wireless display becomes "slow" on my cheapie system; like a digital watch with an almost dead battery. The wired definitely handles it better.Mr. Versatile said:Snow is a regular feature as well. I commute as long as the roads are clear and the temp is no lower than the upper teens F. The computers I have (Vettas) have no problem dealing with that. I wonder how non-wired comps. do in those conditions?
Thankfully, something we only deal with from Nov - Dec. Its been 3 days or rain in the last 40 for us so far this summer.You said yours die in 4" of rain per day. I think I'd die in 4 " of rain in one day. I've only been to Vancouver once. Nice city, but I don't think I could stand that much rain. Ditto Seattle, Portland, etc.