Bike computer manuals

Bicycle computer instruction manuals refreshed March 8, 2013. I added links for Topeak, Polar, Blackburn, Serfas and VDO and included a comment about computers purchased from mass-merchant retailers.


Planet Bike Protege 9.0 9-Function Bike Computer

If you did “fall back” for the end of Daylight Savings Time, your bicycle computer is now an hour fast and you probably have no idea how to reset the time on your bike computer.

Several bike computer manuals are available online as PDF files. Here are the ones I’ve found, but there are many more bike computers today than were available in 2005; please feel free to list any I’ve missed in the comments.

My top secret tip: I don’t change the time in the fall, so when it comes time to Spring Forward I’m back to the correct time on my bike computers. Hurray!

If you want a new cycle computer and want to support Cyclelicious at the same time, I have about 30 pages worth of bike computers listed in the Cyclelicious Amazon Affiliate shop. They’re listed approximately in order of popularity.

I’m seeing more requests for manuals from inexpensive, off-brand computers purchased from mass retailers. These manuals are not available online. If somebody wants to scan a manual I’ll be glad to post it up or link to it.

19 Comments

  • March 16, 2011 - 12:16 am | Permalink

    Wait, you actually have to set the time on a Garmin? Check that — you CAN actually set the time on a Garmin? Wow, I had no idea :-)

  • March 16, 2011 - 12:20 am | Permalink

    I put that in there to see of anybody paid attention. Yeah, that’s the
    ticket.

    Sent from my Googaw

  • March 16, 2011 - 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I accidentally re-zeroed my odometer when attempting to change the time on mine. #fail

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  • Susan
    June 17, 2012 - 3:25 am | Permalink

    I just bought a Fluid 20 computer for my bike – now I can’t set it, the instructions are not clear for an oldie like me

  • June 17, 2012 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that model. Who’s the manufacturer?

    Challenging instructions on bike computers are what children are for, right ;-)  If no children are available, your friendly local bike shop staff hopefully can figure it out.

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  • Mark
    February 23, 2013 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    looking for a manual for a Wilco AS-11G

  • February 23, 2013 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    @Mark – I hunted around. The AS-11G seems to be something bought by the container load and then rebranded by numerous resellers. It doesn’t appear the original manufacturer makes the manual available online.

  • David
    July 6, 2013 - 6:47 am | Permalink

    anyone know where I can get a manual for repco 13F cycle computer

  • Phil Moran
    October 8, 2013 - 12:59 am | Permalink

    Did you have any luck with finding this manual, I would like a copy also

  • John
    October 25, 2013 - 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Yeah im looking for the repco sports 13F manual as well

  • Brian
    March 31, 2014 - 2:13 am | Permalink

    I have misplaced the manual that came with the AS11G is a 3 cm gap between spoke magnet & sensor correct it seems too much

  • March 31, 2014 - 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know what the AS11G is, but 3CM is way beyond what every bike computer I’ve used can sense. Typically the sensor must be positioned the magnet passes within millimeters.

  • Matt
    August 6, 2014 - 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Nice page for old manuals. I have a 1991ish computer branded with “P” for Schwinn Paramount, and I’m told it’s a rebranded Vetta. Nice unit with cadence & speed/distance. Is Vetta still around? I see a lot of new product, but the Vetta weblinks do not respond. Can’t find this unit in manuals research so far.

  • August 6, 2014 - 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh man, I totally missed that Vetta is gone!

    Try this for manual downloads –> https://web.archive.org/web/20130727042153/http://www.vetta.com/Instruction-Manual

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