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    So... Ive had this really awesome Lasher Sport Offroad handcycle for about 4 years now. I havent ridden it once because I tore a chest muscle while waiting for it to be built. Anyhow, Im ready now. Does anyone know what type of odometer will work with one of these?
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  • #2
    Congrats on getting back on the road. Any comp. will work. I haven't had to buy one for a while. I have the Blackburn Delphi 5.0. It's wireless with heart rate monitor and wired cadence. I've never hooked up the cadence.

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    • #3
      i use a cateye pardone its wireless works good but no heart rate it does have several functions though
      to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

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      • #4
        garmin
        Bike-on.com rep
        John@bike-on.com
        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
        sponsored handcycle racer

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        • #5
          Garmin is considered top of the line and can be downloaded,if I remember right, to Windows capable computer

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          • #6
            and iphone and android phones, i have mine on my iphone...........wahoo looks promising too
            Bike-on.com rep
            John@bike-on.com
            c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
            sponsored handcycle racer

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            • #7
              Thanks. I guess I was more concerned about where to mount it. Im going to pick one tomorrow. I dont think I need anything too fancy.

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              • #8
                Cheapo bike speedo from Wal Mart, Amazon, and many places. Speedo, odo, clock, trip meter, timmer, auto on/off. I have actually used them on motorcycles to check accuracy of mechanical speedo's. Easy to configure using seamstress tape measure, code is tire circumference in MM's. Extremely accurate if you set it up right.

                Down side, when batt goes dead after 2 or 3 YEARS, odo miles are lost. But for about $20 and ease of mounting, not bad. Also, who would steal it. If that is a concern or if you want to take it inside to review data, the large watch size meter is quick release mounted.

                1 magnet sticks to rim (I add aluminum tape to insure it stays), 1 sensor and wire that is attached to gauge mount, 1 speedo gauge = 3 pieces,

                If I could post pics I would show you one that is permanently mounted on a Yamaha Street tracker that I built.
                Link to Craigslist, last pic shows speedo https://bham.craigslist.org/mcy/d/le...914483260.html
                Pic 3 shows magnet (not from kit, from my collection, any magnet will work) covered in alum. tape.
                You'll save enough money to buy 2 wrist heart monitors.
                Also you won't need a fragile smart/stupid phone.
                Last edited by Gearhead; 07-02-2019, 03:13 AM. Reason: added info
                Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
                Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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                • #9
                  That is a nice XS Gearhead. A good friend had one years back and it went well. Very British bike looking and the frame almost behaved like the early Triumphs. It performed better though and I would have had one myself if I didn't have that slight bias about Japanese bikes.
                  They are worth a few quid now and are just as appealing. I did ride one of the 750 shaft driven units - strange characteristic.
                  Onto speedos; these look affordable enough and would cut out the middleman?
                  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SunD...6-38a1315870c9

                  I am going to order for my Shadow.
                  Wired or wireless??

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                  • #10
                    Husker Dude,

                    I ride a Nuke handcycle and use a Magellan Cyclo505. Mounted between the cranks so I can see it. Really like the Nuke and the Cyclo505.

                    Jim

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                    • #11
                      Garmin and sign up for a strava account. Having data to compare your rides over time is great, very helpful to motivate yourself and compare your rides.

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                      • #12
                        Just finished my first ride. Holy crap i am out of shape. Went about 1.5 miles is all. I need to figure out the gearing. Probably should have gone when it was cooler outside. I definitely need a mirror. My arms are killing me.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by slow_runner View Post
                          That is a nice XS Gearhead. A good friend had one years back and it went well. Very British bike looking and the frame almost behaved like the early Triumphs. It performed better though and I would have had one myself if I didn't have that slight bias about Japanese bikes.
                          They are worth a few quid now and are just as appealing. I did ride one of the 750 shaft driven units - strange characteristic.
                          Onto speedos; these look affordable enough and would cut out the middleman?
                          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SunD...6-38a1315870c9

                          I am going to order for my Shadow.
                          Wired or wireless??
                          The one on my Yamaha is a Bell name brand from Wal Mart (I think).
                          I too am partial to Brit bikes, Norton being my fav. Only have 2 left in collection, '68 Commando (fastback) and a '73 Commando fully Cafe-ed.
                          Raced Husqvarna's (real ones from Sweden) in AHRMA vintage MX and Cross Country (hare scramble).
                          Those were the best times of my life.
                          Really hated selling my (5) race bikes but cash was needed. Being a quad is expensive.
                          Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
                          Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HuskerDude View Post
                            Thanks. I guess I was more concerned about where to mount it. Im going to pick one tomorrow. I dont think I need anything too fancy.
                            I was able to use the garmin-supplied bands to go around the bottom bracket. It took some patience to get it to work, but it's pretty solid and in a place I can easily see.

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                            • #15
                              I've been eye balling gps style trackers for a bit now, but i'm pretty cheap. 3 days ago i installed the Zeopoxa Cycling app on my phone and so far its pretty slick. Does everything i wanted.. maps,speed,elevation, breaks the whole ride down into intervals etc.

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