Got my Gemini 1000 today so I thought I'd install the CatEye cordless computer that I had fitted on my Cannondale road bike. Installing the computer on the bars is no problem. The sensor on the front wheel does not fit as well as the road bike, but I do notice there is a slight gap between the spokes where the cross over. On my road bike, the spokes that crossed over actually touched each other so I could fit the pickup correctly. My pickup is of the type where it fits across two spokes.
The transmitter though is a problem. The distance between the pickup and the transmitter has to be around 3mm. On my road bike, this was not a problem as the rigid forks were thinner and flatter so getting the pickup and transmitter correctly aligned was not a problem. On my Gemini, however, I tried fitting it to the front shock, but because of the size of the tubes, I can't fit the transmitter to be parallel with the pickup so that it keeps the distance within the 3mm spec. In fact, the parallel distance is about 2cm and it does not work so far apart.
It can only be aligned and will pickup if I put the transmitter at a sharp angle to the pickup and that affects the sensitivity. The computer only works providing it is less than 18" or so from the transmitter. The distance to the bars is about 24", but it's not much different to my old road bike. Those are the facts.
1. Are there computers designed specifically for mountain bikes? That is, they take the shape of the fork into account.
2. Does it mean I have to go back to a cord computer? I'd like not to if just to avoid cable clutter.
3. If I need to buy a new one, can you guys suggest some to me? I'm more familiar with CatEye so I'd like to stick with those.
Thanks in advance.