Changing the battery in a wireless Cateye Strada is a fiddly task which normally needs doing about once a year. Having said that, this is now the second time this year – either crap batteries from Wiggle or the effect of continuous sub zero conditions affecting the batteries. In spite of the frequency, I can never remember how to do it without a little extra help.
Here’s a couple of useful hints before you start:
- Buy two CR2032 batteries
- Make a note of your total mileage and then you can re-enter this once the new battery is installed
- Replace the battery in the sender unit at the same time
These are two useful places to get the information you need:
- The Cateye website – click here for pdf
- You tube – click here – useful for visual people; lasts just over 10 minutes
Mind you, that’s all very well but I managed to get a freak speed reading a couple of days later. For some unknown reason it briefly read 65.9mph. I can assure I didn’t hit anywhere near that, especially if my wife ever reads this! This has happened once before, must be a glitch in an otherwise useful cheap little cycle computer.