Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-07, 08:16 PM   #1
ktaadn
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Speed sensor on chain stay of Specialized Allez

Hello,

I'm a first time poster and a new cyclist. I just got a Cateye Strada Cadence computer with a rear left chain stay speed sensor and crank-mount cadence sensor. My Specialized Allex Elite frame has rear chainstays that hug the wheel and then flare out. As I'm new to this, I don't know the name for this setup but it doesn't have the traditionaal consistent taper from bottom bracket to rear hub.

The problem is that b/c of the closeness of the chain stay to the spokes, there isn't room for the speed sensor to be mounted to the inside of the chain stay. Am I overlooking something? Can the sensor be mounted "on top" of the chain stay or does the sensor line need to be vertical for it to pick up the magnet?

Thanks for your help!

Ktaadn
ktaadn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-07, 08:29 PM   #2
Ingleside
MARGINALS
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Francisco
Bikes: 09 Tarmac Pro SL / Sunday BMX /
Posts: 420
you'll be fine if you mount the sensor on the top side or bottom side of the chainstay. the most important thing is to position the sensor at the right distance from the magnet.
Ingleside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-07, 09:08 PM   #3
Calli46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 88
Having the choice between top side or bottom side of chainstay, I would choose the bottom side. So that if the sensor slides a little bit toward the spokes, it couldn't get caught there, break a few spokes, and, worse yet, lock up the wheel, just when you don't want this to happen...
Calli46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-07, 11:27 AM   #4
ktaadn
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2
thanks, I'll give it a try.
ktaadn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 PM.