[Yak] A reply to "Trouble with wireless Computer"
bicycleflyer at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 20 19:25:13 CST 2008
I have had a Cateye Strada wireless computer installed on my (smallish)
NWT for some time, and it has never given me any problems. However,
yesterday, in a very strong headwind (with loaded panniers for an
overnight tour), it failed to measure any progress when my speed fell below 10
mph. My speed on the bike has fallen below 10 mph before, but going
uphill, not into the wind. As soon as my speed got above 10 mph (I
stood up and mashed for a few pedal strokes or, finally, I turned so the
wind became a cross wind), the computer started working again.
Does anyone have any insight into this behavior? Very annoying.
I'm not sure what the wind has to do with it, maybe as another suggested the mount could be loose and blowing out of alignment. My guess is the wind may be blowing something between the transmitter and receiver and thus blocking the signal. Those two items must be in view of each other to work properly.
I would start with the simple stuff first. Try replacing the battery in the transmitter. You stated that you have had this computer "for some time". Transmitters use more power than receivers, so I would start there. I know from experience that when the transmitter battery gets weak, strange things start to happen with the readouts. This could be affecting the quality of the transmitted signal.
Of course I'm not an electronic engineer, so I could wrong.
Paul in Cincy
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