Bicycle Mechanics - Polar speed sensor, picky about the magnet?
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05-26-06, 10:02 PM
After I finally got tired of moving my spoke magnet from one wheel to the other every racing weekend, I went and bought a generic spoke magnet. Big chunky barrel shaped thing. I put it on and adjusted the gap, then spun and spun the wheel - nothing, no pickup. I checked that it is actually magnetized - that's fine. So what gives? Is Polar just 'special' and requires proprietary spoke magnets? Mine is the CS200cad, btw... Thanks!
05-26-06, 10:51 PM
Haha, proprietary magnets. Don't give them any ideas. Anyways i've heard the cs200 is picky with it's magnet placement.
05-27-06, 05:16 PM
I've had problems with my S150, I'd pretty much given up on it until i got bored and completely took it off the bike and reinstalled it. It now works like a charm, no clue what actually changed to get it working but I'm not going to complain!
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