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Equipment/Product Review (1982) Bike Computers

Old 06-23-20, 12:55 PM
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Equipment/Product Review (1982) Bike Computers

Digi-Speed, Cateye Cyclocomputer CC-1000, Entex Bike Computer, and Veltec Pacer 2000 are reviewed.















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I remember the Belt Beacon and the Patrick touring shoes. Both were great products.

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I'd love to see someone show up to a l'eroica event with that massive computer mounted on some classic European race bike with ornate lugs, full campy, drillium...​​​​​​

Also, the Giro helmet is so 80s. Robo-bike-cop.
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The Pacer 2000H was "all the rage" back then. Yea, I wanted one. Didn't get it though.

I also had a Brancale 1022 helmet.
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I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years after this article was published. I think it was in 1984. By then, a lot of the issues identified in the article had been addressed. I used it on the bike until the sensor wire broke, then I put Velcro on the back and used it in my car as a rally timer for a couple years. The biggest drawback on it was the slow update time. It required 6 seconds of input before it would register the new speed.


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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years after this article was published. I think it was in 1984. By then, a lot of the issues identified in the article had been addressed. I used it on the bike until the sensor wire broke, then I put Velcro on the back and used it in my car as a rally timer for a couple years. The biggest drawback on it was the slow update time. It required 6 seconds of input before it would register the new speed.


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Wonderful!
I love it when at least one person has one of these C&V items to provide a photo and some personal experience, especially if the Bicycling photo was in black and white.
And I just came upon the Peugeot Sport Computer reviewed a year later in the July 1983 issue.
Will post it today or tomorrow.
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