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computer sensor on a carbon fork?(4 posts)

computer sensor on a carbon fork?Becky
Apr 22, 2001 5:51 PM
I recently mounted a CatEye Mity 3 on my C-dale. No problems with the wheel magnet, but the sensor is another story. Evidently, the mounting kit was not designed for a bladed (not sure if that's the right word, bear with me) carbon fork. The stinkin' sensor moves a small amount vertically on the blade despite my best efforts to get it tight with the stock mounting pieces and zip ties. To my dismay, it chipped a little paint on the fork in spite of the protective vinyl "shims".
Has anyone out there encountered and/or solved a similar problem? TIA!
This always works for me.TNC
Apr 22, 2001 7:05 PM
Find an appropriate piece of bike inner tube whose inner diameter (when slightly stretched) will snuggly fit over your front fork at the location that you want to install the sensor. Cut the piece of old tube in a length that fits the length of your sensor mount. When you snug that sensor down with the zip ties or other supplied method, it will stay in place nicely because it has something to grip. I've used this method on all types of normal and odd front forks for road and MTB will excellent results.
re: computer sensor on a carbon fork?James
Apr 23, 2001 11:15 AM
ON MY KESTREL CARBON FORK, I USED ELECTRICAL TAPE. MY FORK IS CARBON WEAVE COLOR AND I THINK IT LOOKS ALOT BETTER WITH THE TAPE(IF DONE CLEAN), THAN THE ZIP TIES. JUST WRAP ALITTLE UNDER AND AROUND THE SENSOR. THEY MAKE ALOT OF COLORS TOO!
re: computer sensor on a carbon fork?Skip
Apr 23, 2001 11:22 AM
Just place a small amount of clear silicone caulking compound on the sensor and re-tiewrap; once set (24 hours), shouldn't move.