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Old 01-02-12, 02:49 PM   #1
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Modifing a bike computer, can it be done?

i have a catseye endura 8. it's a ft. fork mount speed sensor.
my question is can i splice in a 3-4 ft of same gauge wire so i can put the speed sensor
and wheel mag. on the rear?
i want to use it on a rear wheel trainer instead of buying another computer.

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i have a catseye endura 8. it's a ft. fork mount speed sensor.
my question is can i splice in a 3-4 ft of same gauge wire so i can put the speed sensor
and wheel mag. on the rear?
i want to use it on a rear wheel trainer instead of buying another computer.

THANK YOU FOR YOU ANSWERS INADVANCE

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE RIDING NEW YEAR
if a catseye endura 8 is a generic kind of electronic bike computer then sure, splice away! It will work, no problem.
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Yes. I recommend soldering the wires and taping it all securely back together. I did this to a bike computer because the wire wasn't long enough for my recumbent.
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Thanks everyone for your advice.
i just tried a temp mark up and it work.
will be making it permente.
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Yes. I recommend soldering the wires and taping it all securely back together. I did this to a bike computer because the wire wasn't long enough for my recumbent.
I'd use heatshrink instead of tape. There is water resistant heatshrink that is lined with adhesive to prevent ingress of water if you think you might use it outdoors. Regular heatshrink is commonly sold in 4ft sections in electronic stores like Fry's and other stores that cater to hobbyists. Home Depot and Lowes have it too in smaller pieces. I'm not sure if they have the water resistant ones though.

You can shrink using a hair drier if you don't have a heat gun, but it will take longer. A lighter works too but you have to be real careful with it.
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i have a catseye endura 8. it's a ft. fork mount speed sensor.
my question is can i splice in a 3-4 ft of same gauge wire so i can put the speed sensor
and wheel mag. on the rear?
i want to use it on a rear wheel trainer instead of buying another computer.

THANK YOU FOR YOU ANSWERS INADVANCE

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE RIDING NEW YEAR
Yes you can splice in a section of wire but the wires for computers are incredibly thin. Soldering them can be difficult and tedious. You can buy a rear wheel sensor for $14.
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Yes you can splice in a section of wire but the wires for computers are incredibly thin. Soldering them can be difficult and tedious. You can buy a rear wheel sensor for $14.
where can you get the rear wheel sensor kit?

i found out about the wire in side it's casing. an they are thin.
i found an old electrical adapter with the same size wire and use that.
i foundly finished permenatly install the new set up.
it seem to be working well on my old indoor trainer.
the only problem i run into is the spacing on the back frame is larger than the front forks. so i used a piece of pipe insulation 1"wide to shim out the sensor to get the 5mm clearence needed.
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where can you get the rear wheel sensor kit?

i found out about the wire in side it's casing. an they are thin.
i found an old electrical adapter with the same size wire and use that.
i foundly finished permenatly install the new set up.
it seem to be working well on my old indoor trainer.
the only problem i run into is the spacing on the back frame is larger than the front forks. so i used a piece of pipe insulation 1"wide to shim out the sensor to get the 5mm clearence needed.
Jenson or just about anywhere that carries Cateye computers should have them.
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i found the extra long sensor kit on the instruction sheet : #169-9300 (169-9305)
the cheapest place i found one was from catseye online store for $10.98 plus s/h.

here is the link: http://www.shopcateye.com/products.p...%7B47%7Ds-Long

here is the link for the installation, parts are listed on the bottom of page 2:http://202.215.251.86/images/manual/ED300%20v1_E.pdf

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