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Single spoke magnets for wheels.(4 posts)

Single spoke magnets for wheels.Jay H
Jun 26, 2001 12:51 PM
Has anybody tried the cateye magnet that comes with a Mity 3 on radial laced front wheel? Will it work without hanging it on two spokes? I'm wondering if I should order a new one or try to jerry rig the cateye magnet to my spoke. My alternative is to try a specialized magnet which fits around one spoke and is screwed in via a set screw. I think the bladed spokes are thin enough to try this..

Worst case scenario...Atombomber
Jun 26, 2001 3:39 PM
I bought a Cateye magnet (the kind that slides over the spoke and a collar and set screw hold it in place) so I could get my Vetta to work with radially laced bladed spokes. Cost about $12 CDN (which is around $1.32 US I think). I don't know the particulars of your exact magnet though.
re: Single spoke magnets for wheels.Jim Burton
Jun 26, 2001 5:48 PM
My Vetta also fits on one spoke. I have had some problems with reading speed lately, though. I've only had it about a year.
Got it to work..Jay H
Jun 27, 2001 5:25 AM
I actually got the default cateye magnet to stick while being reasonable sure it wont rotate. I put the spoke bisecting the magnet instead of the two spokes on the ends and since the spokes I have are bladed, the flat blade section and enough torque on the screw is enough to hold it in place and keep it from rotating. I tried the specialized magnet from my old MTB and the blade is just too wide to fit. The specialized is really mean for round spokes. I got it to work and rode in and all is well...