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Ksyrium wheel magnet solutions(8 posts)

Ksyrium wheel magnet solutionstri
Apr 23, 2001 9:16 AM
I just got a pair of ksyriums, and was wondering what a solution for the wheel magnet would be. The only place I can find one is at total cycling, but they are sold out. Do you know of any other places in the U.S. that would have them, or is it something that you could order through the LBS? Also, I've heard something about retrofitting a sigma magnet on there, anyone have experience with this? Thanks
re: Ksyrium wheel magnet solutionsbirdrider
Apr 23, 2001 10:39 AM
Spinergy makes a magnet that mounts onto bladed spokes, I've had nothing but troubles with mine and I don't know if the ksyrium spokes are too wide or not. My lbs said I could just get a little magnet from radio shack or where ever and some silicone adhesive (what ever that is) and glue it directly onto the spoke. I don't think it's a permanent bond.
re: Ksyrium wheel magnet solutionsrunstevierun
Apr 23, 2001 12:36 PM
The standard sigma sport magnet works fine, $4 at the LBS.
No retrofitting needed. Press plastic magnet housing against the bladed spoke and slide the aluminum retention sleeve over the magnet. Done. Note that the magnet will be in the same plane as the flat part of the spoke. I was expecting it to stick out at 90 degrees to the spoke like a vetta screw-on magnet. Works just fine.
loss of aerodynamics?mw
Apr 23, 2001 2:57 PM
Just out of curiosity- with the magnet in that position, how much of the aerodynamics (that we pay good money for...) could be lost with that magnet?

loss of aerodynamics?runstevierun
Apr 24, 2001 9:31 AM
I dunno. The magnet is pretty small and is in the same plane as the spoke blades so I think it doesn't affect the aerodynamics much. The best trick would be to have one magnetic spoke!
loss of aerodynamics?Lazy
Apr 24, 2001 12:19 PM
Or a magnet built in to the rim a la ADA. Why don't more people do that?
cateye #166-5120...dave
Apr 23, 2001 2:13 PM
This magnet, intended to be placed across two round spokes near the hub, works OK mounted on the bladed portion of Ksyrium spokes. I've used both the new one-screw model and the old model that uses two screws. Your LBS should be able to get one.
Solution for Avocet computerszelig1
Apr 25, 2001 1:07 AM
If you use a computer that reads on single pulse, such as the Sigma, the Sigma suggestions work fine. Most of the Avocet's run off multi-pulse transmiters. I didn't get any responses specifc to Avocet after posting here, everywhere and calling Avocet, and ended up looking at my existing wheel transmitters. The part you want is the Avocet 905099, which is used for 36 or 28 hole wheels. Cut the prongs off and the 3 tie straps will attach evenly on the Kysirum's 18 spokes. Works just fine.