Are there any bike computers that give you a five-digit odometer for pure cyclists like myself? If ever, I would pay up to around $25 so as to save money.

  • Now, I would say with shipping that the gadget cost up to $20 or so and I know it would be buyable on-line, not my small town where I have a bike shop and a Wal-Mart SuperCenter. – Nick Cihlar Apr 21 '17 at 20:07
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    What is a "pure cyclist" and what does purity have to do with five digits? And what do you mean by paying up to $25 to save money? – David Richerby Apr 21 '17 at 20:33
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    I've only seen up to 4 digits, but keeping track of rollovers every 10,000 miles doesn't seem like much of a burden for most cyclists. – Johnny Apr 21 '17 at 23:14
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    @Johnny perhaps paint a tally mark on the computer every time it rolls over. – Chris H Apr 22 '17 at 6:58

From the bike computers I have owned, Sigma and VDO have had 5-digit odometers. No doubt there are other brands too.

  • Good find, the Sigma Pure 1 advertises that it "can record the Total Distance up to 99,999 KM or MI" – Johnny Apr 22 '17 at 16:30

Do you have a smartphone? Look for the Strava app which uses http://strava.com/ as a backend to record all your rides.

The number of digits thing becomes irrelevant, and logs which bike did the distance.

You don't need to enter into the competitive side of strava. You can simply make all your rides private by default, and default to viewing your own times instead of the fastest.

Screenshot of Strava's Gear page.  My own work.  The bike names mean something to me, and very few of them had a "brand"

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    Not a fan of strava myself but +1 for the principle. You can certainly have this style of display as you ride on the app I use (ipbike). – Chris H Apr 22 '17 at 7:02
  • @ChrisH yes I suspect OP is looking for the retro clicker-style odometer that fastens to a fork/hub. They look cool but they're terrible to line up and calibrate. – Criggie Apr 22 '17 at 7:27
  • I wondered about those. It could also be a dedicated digital bike computer that the OP wants. Let's see if they come back – Chris H Apr 22 '17 at 7:54
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    Given that the question opens with "Are there any bike computers", I suspect the OP is looking for a bike computer – ojs Apr 22 '17 at 12:03
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    @ChrisH I understand you have your personal vocabulary. However, before using terms in communication with other people, I'd recommend at least doing a simple web search to see what others believe a word means. – ojs Apr 22 '17 at 13:26

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