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Signal problems with a Cateye Strada wireless

MarkweMarkwe Posts: 8
edited April 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,

Sorry if I have chosen the wrong forum for this topic, I am a bit of a Noob to the forums a
nd MTBiking in general :)

A few weeks ago I bought a brand new Strada wireless and today I noticed that the signal wasn't being picked up by the computer. After some testing I determined that the computer CAN pick up the signal just not when the computer is positioned over the bar or the stem - not useful at all :)

Has anyone ever come across this problem before? Is it a known issue with the Cateye? I was thinking it could be the battery but I have only had the unit for about 6 weeks and the manual mentions that the computer is tested for 1hour a day for a year and the sensor for about 6000 miles (neither of which I have come close to doing :))

Thanks for any help


  • BlundellBlundell Posts: 308
    If the battery is going flat the signal doesn't get through. Get a new battery and I bet you won't have a problem.

    I've had a similar problem, when it was mounted on the handelbar it was just out of range. When I took it of the handlebar and held it just below it was in range and worked fine. When I replaced the battery the problem went away. Until the other battery started to die!
  • MarkweMarkwe Posts: 8
    Thanks for your help.

    I will try replacing the battery, if so I suspect that the battery could be slightly flat and be having problems transmitting through the metal of the bar (distance wise it is fine as I can hold it above and across from the bar and it picks it up but moving the computer over the bar and the signal drops.
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    I had a similar problem with a Halfrauds wireless computer, it's surprising how limited their range is, a couple of inches can make a huge difference. Cured my by buying a Trek Incite 8i :wink:
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

    I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
    Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Mount the transmitter slightly higher up the fork leg if possible.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • MarkweMarkwe Posts: 8
    I did try moving it up the fork (any further and it wouldn't match up with the spokes ;) ) and still no joy. I suspect it is probably batteries as last weekend it was working fine when I took it out for a spin!
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