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Cycle computer fit on a new Robusta?

Old 11-21-14, 01:10 PM
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Cycle computer fit on a new Robusta?

My new Robusta has the beefy T390 carbon fork and the Rolf wheels. I bought a Cateye Micro wireless computer for it, but the distance between the back edge of the fork and the spokes is too large for the sensor to read the magnet (about 1" versus the .25" that would work well). Has anyone come up with a simple fix for this (as opposed to switching to a more expensive gps with no sensor)?

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Old 11-21-14, 01:18 PM
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Try the rear chain stay on left side, use zip ties, you can put the magnet on the rear wheel Catseyes will we able to pick up Signal with no problem.
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Wireless units YMMV. I was unable to get my Sigma to work with pickup on rear wheel on tandem (worked fine this way on half bike). On tandem I ended up using front wheel for speed and captains crank for cadence to feed dual display units.

Now I have upgraded to dual Garmin Edge 510s with speed/cadence sensor in the rear. I am very happy with this setup as we now both have speed, cadence, and separate HRMs.
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Our old bike has a front-wheel speed only Cateye computer for the captain.

For the stoker we use a Wahoo Bluetooth Smart speed and cadence sensor (half price at a major homewares retailer, by lucky chance) and my new Motorola phone which runs Android and is Bluetooth Smart compatible, plus the free Wahoo app. The phone doesn't pick up the sensor signal instantaneously like with a Cateye or Sigma computer but it is connected after about 4 secs.

Still working on a mount for the the phone on the stoker bars, in the meantime Mrs WPH can read the screen thru my jersey pocket - we have been riding, when possible, after dark. For the first time she can see cadence, which is a help for my poor old knees. And we could upload the GPS track to Strava or whatever if we wanted.

The phone was AUD170, the sensor was AUD40.

So many options and solutions these days, no doubt wireless makes it all much much easier.
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Manual says 70cm max. I believe you can just rotate the sensor toward the wheel. Shouldn't be a problem.
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I'm pretty sure the 70cm refers to the distance between the sensor and the computer, not the distance between the sensor and the magnet which is my issue. In any event I threw in the towel and bought a Garmin Edge 200,- no sensor, no magnet, more $.
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