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Paired Spoke Magnet & Cateye Mity 3(4 posts)

Paired Spoke Magnet & Cateye Mity 3Mazz
Oct 4, 2001 5:11 AM
Just got a Mity 3 and realized that the magnet is not made for non-overlapping spoke wheels. Can someone tell me exactly how far from the axle the spoke magnet should be? I have 700cc wheels, but I don't think that will be too important for the location of the magnet. Help :~<
Revolution counter.nee Spoke Wrench
Oct 4, 2001 5:50 AM
The spoke magnet simply provides a means for the computer to count wheel revolutions. For computer function purposes, it doesn't matter where it is relative to the hub. Locate the magnet wherever it's necessary to get the right clearance to the pick up.
Thanks, I'm an idot..Mazz
Oct 4, 2001 5:59 AM
Doh, posted the message way too early in the morning. Thanks
Cateye magnet.Jay
Oct 4, 2001 10:41 AM
To add to the radially laced wheels, I've had no problems using the Cateye magnet on bladed spokes. I am using a Mity 3 on a set of Speeddream wheels with sapin X-ray spokes. I use the magnet and screw it tightly right on the blade. The flat blades keep it from rotating and the tight screws keep the magnet from sliding up or down. Works fine for me, no problems... Might not work if you do NOT have bladed spokes though. If you do have round/oval spokes, I've had success using old specialized magnets. These are basically round magnets with a screw in the back to hold it in place and it works for spokes that aren't too thick.