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Old 05-31-09, 06:12 PM   #1
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bike computer photo showing correct location of magnet and transmitter

anyone have a photo showing correct location of magnet and transmitter for their bike computer

I can't quite make out from these instructions how the magnet interacts with the transmitter and what part pf the transmitter should be closest to the magnet

I bought a $10 Schwinn unit from Walmart and the instructions are microscopic
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http://www.k3pgp.org/schwinnmanual.htm
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You only get what you pay for. Now go to a REAL bike shop and get a computer that will actually work!!
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You only get what you pay for. Now go to a REAL bike shop and get a computer that will actually work!!


It should work just fine. How long it will work, I have no idea.
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Examine the sensor carefully. There is usually a line on it that indicates where it shoulr intersect the magnet path. The instructions say to install the sensor and magnet so there is only 1mm clearance. That's not very much. The magnet has to almost hit the sensor.
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ok thanks urban assault and Retro Grouch - its working - wasn't much room between the spokes and the fork so i mounted the sensor behind the fork but rotated toward the spokes as close as possible
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I polled the forums and every responder said this was a good one to get especially since I have multiple bikes - cheap enough to put one on each bike, you know
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I picked one up for $7 at my local discount store and installed it on my rehabbed old Trek 820 and it's worked great so far. My needs are not complex, and I like the easily readable big size of the main display digits.
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