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A Newbie and His Computer

Old 09-11-07, 08:07 AM
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A Newbie and His Computer

Hi all,

I put a cycling computer on my bike last night. The instructions (thought vague) seemed to indicate that the sensor on the fork should be way down close to the quick release, and the magnet on the spokes should be down kinda close to the hub of the wheel. I found everything to fit much better higher up. The sensor is at the top of the fork, just under the front brakes, and the magnet is about two and a half inches from the rim of the wheel. The computer works fine. My question is: will this screw up the readout? Is it made to be in a very specific position or can I put it anywhere? Will my readout say I'm doing 30 mph when I'm really doing 20 mph?

Thanks, everyone.
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Old 09-11-07, 08:28 AM
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Not as long as you've correctly entered your circumference factor. The magnet will only pass the sensor once per revolution regardless of where it sits on the radial.
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