[Yak] ping & cateye double wireless
jjjingleheimerschmidt at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 1 16:52:20 CDT 2004
I joined the Yak list a short while ago, following the discussion of adapting
computers for access and breakdown for travel. Most of the talk is
centered on wireless configuration. Has anyone produced acceptable
results with a hardwired unit?
I had previously cut a sheet metal plate to fit the headset stack, under
the jamnut. Its forward pointing tab mounts an LED headlamp. I cut and
mounted a Sigma BC 800 to fit its rear facing tab. I'm satisfied with the
small profile for the convenience of folding without harness disconnection,
but not a couple of remaining issues. The display is located conveniently
enough for readout, but too far below for operation of controls while riding.
The wiring harness must be routed too short to twist the handlebars through
its full range, or have enough slack above the fork to snag objects while
riding or packing. I've broken the delicate lead more than once this way.
I've subsequently placed the computer on the plastic cap on top of the
handlebar riser. I have the passed the lead through the center of the fork,
steering tube, and handlebar stem. With the help of an automotive
connector, I should be able to split the harness for quick folding.
Have any other Bike Friday riders reported success with a similar wiring
configuration for their hardwired computers? If so, please share any tips
you may have for operation and assembly.
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