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Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510(7 posts)

Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510jvr-oclv
Nov 19, 2002 6:43 AM
Anybody have a picture of how this sensor mounts to the bike. Any feedback on this sensor( to big, gets in the way etc...) is welcome.

Thanks
JVR
re: Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510morency
Nov 19, 2002 7:42 AM
look at the picture of my bike in the gallery (yellow fever)
you'll see two straps on the tube, that's the only good way to mount it, the magnet should be at the opposite side of the chain, because on some gears it would reach the chain
Down tube installation only?jvr-oclv
Nov 19, 2002 11:02 AM
Is that the only place to mount it because it’s so bulky? I guess you try to put it where it will fit? Anybody else mount one of these massive sender units?
Down tube installation only?morency
Nov 19, 2002 10:14 PM
the problem is that on other places the distance between the watch and the transmittor is too big and you won't have a good receiving. Placed like I've said and I didn't have any problems with the reading (already used for 5 months.
I've placed it on the rear triangle in the beginning, but the reading fell out a lot.
re: Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510jatka
Nov 19, 2002 10:44 AM
yeah, the sensor is pretty porky. its kinda hard to get it to fit snug on your fork. it either works really good, or it doesnt at all. you have to keep adjusting it so it registers with the magnet. it doesnt work well in the cold weather. let me know if any other ?'s

jatka
re: Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510Toasty
Nov 20, 2002 3:04 PM
I have a Polar S-510 and I don't have my sensor mounted on the downtube as suggested. There's no way in hell it would stay put on my oversize Cannondale downtube and it looked pretty lame IMHO. So I mounted the sensor on my left chainstay. It's hanging down from the left chainstay with the Polar logo facing outwards. I used some of the included rubber padding to insure the sensor would stay put. I've had it this way since I got the unit back in March and I've had no problems with the watch unit getting a signal. For reference I ride a 54cm CAAD 5 frame and the watch is mounted to the left of the stem as well.
re: Polar Cadence Sensor for S-510jvr-oclv
Nov 21, 2002 7:42 AM
Thanks, thats good news. I agree it looks kinda odd on the downtube. But if it works for some that's what matters.