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Cadence ComputerEames
May 16, 2001 10:13 AM
I just got a new ergobrain for my birthday. I've got it all installed except for the cadence sensor. I'm baffled on how to route the cable for it. What is the standard cable route for a cadence wire? Down the downtube? Along the top tub and then down?
re: Cadence ComputerJBergland
May 16, 2001 1:07 PM
I have seen it done a variety of ways. I have tried the following:

1. Circled around the down tube... This is the way the guy at the shop did it. The wire would slide down and at times pull on the base unit on the handle bars. I changed it in about a week.
2. Along the top-tube and down the seat-tube. I rode with this set up for a couple years. It WORKED great... never pinched or pulled and was out of the way. However, I never really liked the LOOK (small zip ties at all angles) and was concerned about possible damage around the top-tube area (hanging the bike up on something).
3. Taped to the back side of the down-tube. The BACK side of the down-tube keeps things cleaner (stuff off the front tire) and is out of the way for every thing. I used electriciens tape (comes in just about any color to match any bike) cut to about 1/3 and ran it down the entire length of the top-tube. So far, this is the set up I like best.
re: Cadence ComputerHap
May 17, 2001 7:50 AM
I use a cadence computer with rear wheel pick-up. I run both cables on the back side of the down tube where they are out of site. They do collect dirt and I have some excess bundled by the bottom bracket but I don't see it. Out of site, out of mind.

If it was the other way around somebody would say it.Spoke Wrench
May 17, 2001 8:20 AM
Switch to Shimano. Flite Deck doesn't need a cadence sensor.
If it was the other way around somebody would say it.Eames
May 17, 2001 2:36 PM
Shimano may not use a cadence sensor but it also says you are pedaling when you are coasting, not cool in my book. Plus I've already invested a large chunk of $$$ in Campy.

My solution was a mixture of things. First off realize I have a 63cm frame, so I have to go down the downtube. I didn't want to expose the cable as Ergobrain has a REALLY wimpy cable that I am afraid of cutting. With all of that in mind I wrapped it down the shifter cable then around the shifter boss. It runs straight to the water bottle cage where I wrap it around the base of the cage several times until I continue down to the chain stay where I mount the sensor.

All in all I'm happy with it. I still need to fine tune the sensor alignment but that will be for tonight.
May 17, 2001 3:54 PM
You can cover the entire cable with that transparent packing tape (industrial grade scotch tape). It will protect the wire, it's invisible, and relatively grime and weather resistant. And, to save the question from being asked can get the excess glue off of your frame with goo gone when you decide to remove it.

Oh yeah, run it on the underbelly of your downtube between your shifter cables. Trim the tape to about 1/2" wide too BTW.