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Computer compatible with Rolf Vector Comp wheels(8 posts)

Computer compatible with Rolf Vector Comp wheelsLindaB
Mar 8, 2001 12:33 PM
Any recommendations? Sub $60
re: Computer compatible with Rolf Vector Comp wheelsno excuses
Mar 8, 2001 12:47 PM
What does the wheel type have to do with the type of computer? Am I missing something?
Forgive the naivetyLindaB
Mar 8, 2001 1:03 PM
The problem I'm experiencing with my old computer is that the magnet does not fit on the aero spokes of the Vector Comps. It's a pretty basic Axiom computer and the only one I've had experience with. Perhaps with other computers there is no magnet? Obviously not very experienced and looking for advice.

I'm training for a triathlon and would like to start measuring time and distance of my rides.

Any help appreciated.
Your Axiom Computer will work fineScott B
Mar 8, 2001 1:08 PM
It does on my Vector Comps. The only adjustment you have to make is to place the magnet either higher up on the spokes (towards the rim) or lower down (towards the hub) where the spokes are round, and not bladed. I've had that setup for 18 months, and it works fine with my Axiom 8.0
You need a new magnet, not a new computerpmf
Mar 8, 2001 1:12 PM
You need to find a magnet that fits on bladed spokes. Your computer is probably just fine. I've had luck getting a Sigma Sport computer to fit onto bladed Kysrium spokes. They cost about $5 at a LBS. Push it on the spoke and slide the sleeve over it. Works really well. I've also had very good luck with the Sigma Sport BC1200 computer if you want a new computer. They cost about $25-$30 and have two wheel settings (so you can adjust for one set having skinny tires and the other having taller tires).
cateyeMade in Taiwan
Mar 9, 2001 10:51 AM
I have a set of vector, and i got cateyes enduro II comp. no probls
re: Computer compatible with Rolf Vector Comp wheels5taylor5
Mar 10, 2001 7:44 PM
Linda, when I bought my trek it had the bladed spokes (Vector Pros). The guy at the front was looking for a brand of magnet that fitted or was made for the bladed spokes. He asked one of the guys in the shop area and all he did was run a drill thru the regular magnet (Team Specialized Wireless) and sorta slot it out. Seemed to fit the spoke well and I haven't had any problems with it for the 1.5 years I've had it... Hope this helps... Kevin
Cheap FixChris Jones
Mar 11, 2001 2:22 PM
Radio Shack sells a product that they call "Rare Earth Magnets"(quotes if I spelled magnets right). Very small and very powerful, affix one to a spoke with glue or electrical tape and all should be good.

No I don't know why they call them that, but they do.

Chris Jones