thornie1543 wrote:I just use a wireless cateye velo fixed to top of one fork leg,lasted me years so far,cant believe you have paid a tenner for that old thing!!!
I've tried bike computers and I cant see the display from my seat on a semi recumbent trike. Most are cheap, nasty, unreliable and inaccurate plus, being hung on the front fork they are prone to breakage. I will run my 'ancient relic' on the inside of the back wheel, right away from accidental damage.
But my real reason is that I want a permanent log of the mileage on that trike with no battery worries etc. I dont need to see it while riding only when I want to see my overall mileage. When I want to see my speed on a trip I will use my Garmin walking GPS. It has the ability to keep a mileage log, but I go canoeing and if my back gets better, walking. Occasionally I use it on my motorbike all this would add to the log and give a false reading for the trike.
I remember we stopped the clicks in the sixties by fitting a piece of tight rubber tubing over the pin as a shock absorber.