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Superglue cadence magnet to carbon crank?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Shaun, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Would there be any problem with using Superglue to attach my cadence magnet to my carbon crank?

    Would it effect the laquer / carbon at all?

    The adhesive on the magnet is rubbish and it just falls off.
     
  2. bianco

    bianco New Member

    I wouldn't for no other reason then I wouldn't
     
  3. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    It'll knacker your lacquer! especially if you get it in the wrong place.
     
  4. Its a perfectly acceptable procedure, get it stuck on.
     
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Any suggestions as to what I could use?
     
  6. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Superglue.
     
  7. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    3M Command Strips.
     
  8. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ductape.
    I would use an elastic band with the magnet ductaped to the elastic band which goes round your crank.
    Or an inner tube.
     
  9. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Spend a fortune on carbon then start sticking rubber bands and duct tape to the bike - nice!!

    Why not e-mail the manufacturers for the definitive answer to the original question.
     
  10. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I would but try as I might I cannot find a contact email address, or web form, for Mavic. There's nothing on the Mavic web site, and the UK distributor doesn't have an email address on their site either.

    I might try creating some kind of pouch that I can attach with plastic ties. :biggrin:

    ... :angry: :smile:
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    you don't buy carbon 'cos it looks nice, you buy it 'cos it's light. Get a (black) laggy band on it. Or just don't bother with cadence
     
  12. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Spot on, get better at estimating your cadence and that means there's also less to go wrong.

    If you're carbon frame was to fail I know most manufacturers include some sort of fail safe guarentee. They might refuse replacement.

    Have you considered a shimano flight deck? They sort out your cadence without any magnets. You do need to know your cassette sprocket sizes though.
     
  13. Stick. It. On. With. Super. Glue.
     
  14. shooter560

    shooter560 New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Why not put the magnet on the inside surface of the pedal, no glue, no mess and never lost a magnet either :tongue:
     
  15. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    OK if you're only a fairweather cyclist:smile:

    Perhaps it depends on the actual brand, but I suggest you read the spec. carefully as some superglues are not waterproof.:tongue: