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Better to get a GPS cycle computer. No more setting wheel diameters! Work instantly out of the box. Can be used on ANY type of bike, actually I use mi Garmin walking , riding, running and kayaking! GPS units record GPS position (laitude & longitude) every few seconds, they also record temp, heart rate, time of day. From these recordings it calculates dozens of readings- av apeed, max speed, ect.

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Most of the bicycle computers use a magnet counter to calculate the speed. One magnet is attached to the bicycle's front wheel and another one is attached to the fork. With each tire revolution, the fork magnet is triggered. The computer then can calculate the distance you traveled, your speed and more, depends on the computer's sophistication.

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    Unfortunately, due to changes in the OS and how programs run, a program written for Windows 98 will not run under Windows 7 directly.

    Even the compatibility mode will probably not work unless your version of Bicycle Pinochle for Windows was written for XP as well as Windows 98. (The WinXP version would possibly run under the Windows 7 32-bit version; it won't work under the 64-bit OS. To find your version of Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System. If the version title ends with x64, you have the 64-bit OS. Otherwise, you have the 32-bit version.)

    You need to either upgrade your game software or get an older version of Windows running somehow. This could be a virtual computer (runs inside your Windows 7 computer if your hardware permits it), a second machine or a dual boot computer. For Windows 98, you will need a licensed version of the OS for any method. Check a nearby Windows User's Group to see if anyone there has the OS.

    If your version of Pinochle could run under Windows XP and you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate (or upgrade to them), you can run a virtual version of XP for free. In this case, download and install (in order) Virtual PC and XP mode from Microsoft. Then install the software in the XP computer as if it were the only computer running. (The compatibility mode didn't work inside XP mode for software written for Windows 2K so I doubt a Win98 program will work.)

    An XP version of Bicycle Pinochle was offered by Microsoft: . A Windows 7 version of Single Deck Pinochle is here: .

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    I took off my front tire and when i put it back on my cateye micro wireless isn't working. (it wont turn on)

    Make sure the magnet and pcikup are within the prescribed distance of each other.

    If the computer actually won't turn on (dead), change the batteries.

    Look for a manual here...

    Jun 05, 2011 | Cateye Fitness Micro Wireless Bicycle...

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    Do you have a clock that mounts on the handle bar of a bicycle?

    I don't believe there are clocks made for bicycles. However bicycle computers show the time. They normally have several functions and you can set which ever you want to be shown. They can be bought at most bicycle shops or if you look them up in Google there's plenty of online shops selling them.

    Oct 22, 2010 | Timex Cycling

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    I just installed a brand new Kettler ergometer axiom p2

    If this is a bicycle computer you're talking about there's a little magnet that has to be installed on the spokes of the wheel. It passes within 1 millimetre of a receiver which should be placed on the bicycle forks. Everytime the wheel turns the magnet passes a signal through the receiver to the computer which operates the computer. If the magnet is not tight enough it will turn away from the receiver and will not work. If it passes more than 1 mm from the receiver it won't work.

    Jul 17, 2010 | Kettler Cycling

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    I need the metric conversion for a sigma sport bicycle computer

    I have never heard of a bicycle computer that doesn't support both English and metric systems. Check the instructions.

    Jun 25, 2010 | Cycling

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    I have an older model specialized bike computer (1998)and I can't get it to display anymore. I've replaced the battery and still nothing. There's no corrosion inside either. Any idea's?

    The screen display works when the magnet on the wheel and the sensor on the fork leg are on the same side and the the screen/ head unit is fully engaged on the mount. The magnet and sensor of the leg cannot be more than 1.5mm apart from each other..... if that doesn't fix it then your computer is just dead and it's time to get a new one!

    Oct 23, 2009 | Specialized Bicycle Components Specialized...

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