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Old 10-01-08, 11:29 AM
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Another Garmin 305 Question

I am looking at getting a Garmin 305 for my '03 Trek 7500. The concern I have is about mounting the speed/cadence sensor. My current cadence sensor needed a fair amount of shimming to get is close enough to the crank arm magnet. As I understand it the sensor on the 305 is an all-in-one unit with a little arm that stick out to track the spoke magnet. I'm concerned that as I shim the sensor body away from the spokes (and toward the crank), the sensor arm won't be long enough.

Anyone have any experience with this type of setup?
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Old 10-01-08, 11:47 AM
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Forget about the arm to track the spoke magnet. That's just to measure speed/distance should you not be in an area with GPS coverage. Just get the sensor close enough to work with the cadence magnet.
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The cadence monitor arm has a little screw in it and you can adjust the little arm of the unit fairly easy and keep the unit away from the crank arm and adjust for the spokes. I have a cadence\speed monitor on my hybrid and the little arm is almost 30 deg angle away from the unit, but it works fine.
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Old 10-02-08, 09:54 AM
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Thanks! I gotta believe that your '03 Trek 7300 has about the same configuration as my '03 Trek 7500, so I put the Garmin 305 on order.

Does anyone use the 305 as a general-purpose HRM? I'd like to use it while skiing and running, too, but didn't know how to carry it!
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Old 10-06-08, 02:47 PM
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I don't use it other than on the bike, but you could certainly carry it in a hip pack, back pack or "pouch" made for an ipod or cell phone.
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Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
Does anyone use the 305 as a general-purpose HRM? I'd like to use it while skiing and running, too, but didn't know how to carry it!
Why not get the forerunner instead?
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Originally Posted by cdalefan View Post
Why not get the forerunner instead?
I like the bike-specific features of the Edge 305.

BTW, it seemed to work fine as a simple HRM on the treadmill last night, though the "auto-pause when stopped" feature messed me up. GPS reception was lousy in my basement, too.

Calories didn't record either, but that's not the most important feature to me. Mainly I like that I get a breakdown of time spent in HR zones. It's cool!
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