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Cateye cordless 2 wheel magnet query

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by stevenb, 24 Feb 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I am using a CE2 pooter at the mo.....until I can save up for a nice new one for my new bike.
    So....problem is that the wheel magnet on my bike is not going to fit the Fulcrum 1 wheels. Even my current WH-500 wheels with flat bladed spokes only just accept the magnet.

    Any suggestions?
    Cheers chaps

    Steve
     
  2. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Just found this:
    http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP1751.aspx.
    I wonder if it will cause wheel wobble at high speeds?
     
  3. Will it not fit ?

    The Cateye magnet is held on by a screw, you trap the spoke between the magnet and the screw, tighten together.

    To the left/right depending which way up you have it, there's a groove in the back of the magnet which you slot a round spoke into.

    But on the other side of the screw it's wider, allowing you to fit it to a flat bladed spoke.

    I couldn't see how it would fit to Ksyrium bladed spokes but actually it was very easy and with lots of room to spare.
     
  4. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
  5. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    What is a 'pooter' or have you missed out an 'f'?
     
  6. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Pooter = slang for Computer :biggrin:
    No F missed out.
     
  7. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Sorry but it sounds like something a 2 year old would say.
     
  8. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Point taken.
    I am 32....so your 30 years out on that guess. :biggrin:

    Can anyone recommend a wheel magnet that will fit onto large spokes other than the Mavic one I have shown.
    I am concerned with regards to the balancing of the wheel at higher speeds.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  9. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Sounds like something a 70 year old would say.

    As for the pooter magnet, can you not file it to suit? I assume it's just a bit of plastic with 2 joined halves and a screw to clamp them together like the ones I remember.

    I'd rather try and DIY it before splashing 7 quid on a new one!
     
  10. Cant you just tape it on? It is only a magnet!