Analog speedometer...?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Mr.B., Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Mr.B.

    Mr.B. Member

    I know there's been a lot of complaints that the retro style speedometers don't hold up to the rigors of motored bicycles but I'm curious what part actually fails?

    I have a good looking vintage one I'd like to use & I assume it's better quality than the modern repro's, but the cable is pretty short...

    So I'm thinking of just using the cable & perhaps driver gear from a new one.

    Bad idea?

    What say you...

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the nylon/plastic gear inside stripped on mine 4 years ago...
    been using digital ever since
  3. Karryhunt

    Karryhunt Member

    Well, I have been using this one and not one bit of trouble after 165 miles. Its easy to read and is very accurate. It is designed for a 26 -27" bike.

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  4. Mr.B.

    Mr.B. Member

    Thanks for the replys.

    Sounds like the driver gear holds up better than the speedometer internals...(?)

  5. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    The chrome (not black) Whizzer speedo holds up well. It's expensive, though.
  6. ejp2fast

    ejp2fast New Member

    how much are those?
  7. Karryhunt

    Karryhunt Member

    I paid too much for this one because I didn't take the time to check around. You can find them for under $20.