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Old 11-01-08, 11:51 PM   #1
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Red face Cycle computer ?

Hello all. I am new here and I have a weird question. I bought one of those cheap cycle computers and it says to mount the sensor 1mm to the magnet. Well the closest I can get is 2 cm . My question is, can I use a larger magnet and have it work at a greater distance than 1mm ? Thank you all !!!
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Old 11-02-08, 12:07 AM   #2
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it should be totally possible to do less than 2cm. in practice i find about 5mm plenty enough to activate the sensor. try to mount the sensor inside the fork with electrical tape to get it in nice and close.
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Old 11-02-08, 02:27 AM   #3
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Ususlly you can move it up or down the fork leg to get the required spacing.
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agree with johnny0 and wmodavis...should be easy to get the correct spacing. kwh3rd if you have a special case do you think you could take a picture and post it? That may help us help you diagnose/solve the problem.
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Old 11-02-08, 08:08 AM   #5
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1mm is possible. Try the sensor on the right fork and the magnet on a left spoke, and adjust both while spinning the wheel until you get a signal.
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