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    Spare magnets for a Trek Ignite 11i?

    I had the cyclocomputer that was on my bike in Arizona shipped to me here in québec, unfortunately the one that took it away from the bike didn't think about the magnets. (I also forgot to mention it to him)

    So now I have the computer and the mount but no magnets. Does anyone know where I could find some? Would any work or are they specific? Also this computer has a cadence monitor as well, that one magnet was bigger than the wheel one I believe.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    I had the cyclocomputer that was on my bike in Arizona shipped to me here in québec, unfortunately the one that took it away from the bike didn't think about the magnets. (I also forgot to mention it to him)

    So now I have the computer and the mount but no magnets. Does anyone know where I could find some? Would any work or are they specific? Also this computer has a cadence monitor as well, that one magnet was bigger than the wheel one I believe.
    A magnet is a magnet, they're all interchangeable. The CatEye ones are particularly well engineered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    I had the cyclocomputer that was on my bike in Arizona shipped to me here in québec, unfortunately the one that took it away from the bike didn't think about the magnets. (I also forgot to mention it to him)

    So now I have the computer and the mount but no magnets. Does anyone know where I could find some? Would any work or are they specific? Also this computer has a cadence monitor as well, that one magnet was bigger than the wheel one I believe.
    A magnet is a magnet, they're all interchangeable. The CatEye ones are particularly well engineered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    I had the cyclocomputer that was on my bike in Arizona shipped to me here in québec, unfortunately the one that took it away from the bike didn't think about the magnets. (I also forgot to mention it to him)

    So now I have the computer and the mount but no magnets. Does anyone know where I could find some? Would any work or are they specific? Also this computer has a cadence monitor as well, that one magnet was bigger than the wheel one I believe.
    A magnet is a magnet, they're all interchangeable. The CatEye ones are particularly well engineered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    A magnet is a magnet, they're all interchangeable. The CatEye ones are particularly well engineered.

    Sheldon "Mag" Brown
    Okay now that's creepy, you live in Newton and you like la bottine souriante, which I also like (At least, used to like, we mostly listen to it around christmas here)

    Poutine forever. Also I have the most hilarious rant from a quebecois in mp3 that I've ever heard. Saying things such as "french fries with cheeses makes sense mon osti"

    Anyway, sorry for the derail. My problem is mainly that I don't know where to buy the magnets separately. Last I heard, they come in kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    Anyway, sorry for the derail. My problem is mainly that I don't know where to buy the magnets separately. Last I heard, they come in kits.
    Shops often have a few just laying around if you ask nicely. CatEye also has a small parts catalogue on their web page. I would try the shop first, becuase paying for shipping on a magnate seems odd to me.

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    You can get a CatEye magnet from any performance shop for 2 bucks. Most any decent LBS will have them close to that price as well. A fridge magnet and some tape would even work, although it may clash with your frames paint scheme.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    Okay now that's creepy, you live in Newton and you like la bottine souriante, which I also like (At least, used to like, we mostly listen to it around christmas here)

    Poutine forever. Also I have the most hilarious rant from a quebecois in mp3 that I've ever heard. Saying things such as "french fries with cheeses makes sense mon osti"

    Anyway, sorry for the derail. My problem is mainly that I don't know where to buy the magnets separately. Last I heard, they come in kits.
    One of my bikes has button magnets from Radio Shack held on with tape.

    Where can I find this MP3?

    Funny, I almost signed my previous message:

    Sheldon "Aimant" Brown

    But I hadn't noticed that you were québecois, and figured nobody would get it...

    Amicalement,

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    I once used a small fridge magnet and some epoxy putty to hold it onto a spoke once, actually it's still there years later on my touring wheelset.

    If you've got the time, Cateye will probably send you one for free, they have some of the best customer service in the business, just send them an email.

    Most bike stores should have them for sale for about $2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Where can I find this MP3?
    Got MSN? I could always send it to your email, my MSN is newtons2k@hotmail.com

    As for using a fridge magnet, that could actually be a good idea; If I do it well, it could look much better than a round magnet in the spoke.. I think I'll drop by the 1$ store and see if i can find a good stick magnet and some epoxy.

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    I once used a small fridge magnet and some epoxy putty to hold it onto a spoke once, actually it's still there years later on my touring wheelset.

    If you've got the time, Cateye will probably send you one for free, they have some of the best customer service in the business, just send them an email.

    Most bike stores should have them for sale for about $2
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    ^^ Wow, slowest double post ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNewton
    Got MSN? I could always send it to your email, my MSN is newtons2k@hotmail.com
    Not much Microsoft stuff on my Mac, but my email is captbike@sheldonbrown.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Where can I find this MP3?
    I am also interested in this MP3, being Albertan-French (a somewhat distinct subspecies from Quebecian)

    super_wombat AT hotmail

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    Well since the rant's not on any CD I'll assume that it's safe to distribute; Definetly worth listening at least.

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    Hah! That was great. (Apparently it's weird al yankovic, according to my brother, who has had that mp3 for 3 years without telling me) *grr*

    *picks up thread and gently puts it back on the tracks*
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