Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Installing Der Bike Computer 500.
Back when I was a kid we just hooked up a speedometer/odometer to the front tire and we were all set.
These days you have to program a computer.
Here's a tip if you get the Sigma Sport BC 500 Bike Computer:
When you get to wheel size, read the number on the side of the tire.
My numbers are 26 x 2.125 which corresponds to a setting 1325 in the WS mph setting!
I installed the whole thing on my bike and then it started to thunder.
But I hadn't tried out the new bike computer.
So I took the bike for a spin, risking life and limb, and the bike computer registered 0.00 MPH.
I just watched the installation video and it conflicts with the installation manual. The video shows the sensor farther down the spokes. I'll have to change that.
I moved the sensor down lower and everything seems to be working fine. I'll take the bike out for a spin tomorrow to confirm.
Right now I need to send an email to Sigma Sport in Germany to tell them that their installation manual is wrong.
Here the response I got from Sigma Sport:
It can be mounted anywhere on the spoke & fork as long as it is 1/4" or less from the magnet to the transmitter.