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Bike Computer Magnet For Bladed Spokes(13 posts)

Bike Computer Magnet For Bladed SpokesSSA
Apr 3, 2001 10:34 AM
I just got a brand new Fuji Team from Colorado Cyclist. It came equipped w/ Ritchey wheels with bladed spokes. My current bike computer is a Sigma Sport (?) and the magnet won't snap onto the spokes. Are there any aftermarket magnets that might work for me? What brand? Thanks a bunch!

"People are the worst drivers in the world" - Gavin Spomer
SS magnet works fine.pmf
Apr 3, 2001 10:47 AM
I use one on my Ksyriums which have bladed spokes. Stick it on the spoke and push. You'll break through a rib in the center and it should fit. I think these things are intentionally designed to work with both round and bladed spokes. Don't be afraid to push on it.
SS magnet works fine.SSA
Apr 3, 2001 10:53 AM
Oh man! Please don't use the words "break" and "rib" in the same sentence; it brings back painful memories of some crashes on my mountain bike! ;)

Seriously though, thanks! I'll try it. Maybe I still have my manual for the computer also.
SS magnet works fine.pmf
Apr 3, 2001 11:05 AM
I broke two a few years ago around Christmas time. God it was hell getting up in the morning. I'd just lay there dreading having to sit up.

Most LBS have the SS magnets for $6. Of all the computers I've tried, Sigma has been the best.
SS magnet works fine.SSA
Apr 3, 2001 12:20 PM
I went home for lunch and looked at my magnet. I must have a different model/year than you do. It didn't have any "ribs" or grooves where the bladed spoke might pop into. It's perfectly round in the center. Any ways, I appreciate you advice! I'm just using duct tape right now and so far (I rode back to work) it's holding up. Maybe I'll have to buy one of the new magnets (assuming you have a newer model).
Dammit, just push on itpmf
Apr 3, 2001 12:23 PM
Eeeuuuww, duct tape?

It worked with a SS magnet I had that was two years old (I have also used a hot coat hanger to modify one for a Spinergy Spox spoke). Give it a good push. If that doesn't work, try cutting it with a knife a bit. I'm telling you, it should work.
Dammit, just push on itSSA
Apr 3, 2001 12:59 PM
Heh heh. Okay, okay, I'll do it your way!
Take no offense ...pmf
Apr 4, 2001 7:50 AM
I was just messing with you.
You hurt my feelings...SSA
Apr 4, 2001 2:21 PM
... just kidding! Of course you were messing with me; that's what we cyclists do best! (besides ride bikes, of course!)

Yesterday I went on a group ride and invited this guy I barely know named Chris. I was joking (as usual) to my other riding buds about my fitness level compared to theirs and Chris took me WAY too seriously. He's like "Dude, you shouldn't put yourself down like that" and I'm thinking "Man, this guy is going to have a hard time being around us, let alone understand us if he keeps this up". Heh-heh! We'll have to beat the sillies into him! ;)
re: Bike Computer Magnet For Bladed SpokesTJ
Apr 3, 2001 2:26 PM
Go to the TREK website and contact customer service. Let them know you heard they have magnets for bladed spokes, and they will send you one free in the mail. I just did this last month and it came in about 4 days.
Apr 3, 2001 3:04 PM
I just went there and used their CGI email form. That's mighty decent of them! :)
re: Bike Computer Magnet For Bladed SpokesKen
Apr 4, 2001 8:15 AM
I had the same problem fixing the Sigma 800 magnet on to my Campy Nucleons. The magnet would not stay in place on the bladed part of the spoke. The bladed spokes on the Nucleons are completely round for about 3cm before entering the rim. That's where I set the magnet. I have no problems using the Sigma 800 magnet with bladed spokes. On Campy wheels of course.
re: Bike Computer Magnet For Bladed Spokespmf
Apr 4, 2001 10:02 AM
I always use the BC-1200. Is there a difference in the magnet?