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Noticed today that the speed on my Cat Eye Wireless Cycle Computer was fluctuating between 14mph and dropping to 8 or 9mph without the bike losing speed. Have you any suggestions for this malfunction?

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You should change the batteries on the transmitter on the fork of the bike, usually when that goes low, the readings can be erratic.

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