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Suggestions on what computer will work with a bladed fork?(8 posts)

Suggestions on what computer will work with a bladed fork?fuzzyhead
May 23, 2002 6:44 AM
I have a Giant TCR2 w/ the bladed carbon fiber fork. On all of the wireless computers I have used the transmitter is designed to fit a round fork.

Any suggestions?
May 23, 2002 6:50 AM
most of the transmitters i've seen are fork-design independant. Sometimes the mounting mecanism will assume a round (oval) fork, but thats nothing that zipties or epoxy wont overcome.
May 23, 2002 6:56 AM
try putting the transmitter on the front of the fork, which is usually larger and rounder?
re: Suggestions on what computer will work with a bladed fork?Rudy D Project
May 23, 2002 7:19 AM
A wireless one so the blades don't cut the wire.
re: Suggestions on what computer will work with a bladed fork?Beaver
May 23, 2002 9:01 AM
I've got a TCR 1 with a Specialized Speedzone Wireless. No mounting problem at all...but I do it different from the norm. I mount my sensors on the left side of the fork because I like my computer on the left hand side. Haven't tried it on the right side, but shouldn't see a problem.

I also have a Ciclosport CM414 on another bike and it has the exact same fork mount as the Specialized Wireless. Weird huh? Oh and both computers work with either sensor.

I used to run a Sigma Wireless on my TCR, no problems with mounting, but I got tired of the interference and incorrect readings. Never knew I could go 112mph. Damn powerlines.

With the TCR Fork, just make sure that whatever computer you use, make sure that you mount the sensor as close to the hub as possible. The higher up you go, the more acute angle you have to get with the mount.
May 23, 2002 9:07 AM
As I remember the latest cateye mounting kits have a relatively long moutning strap that will fit around just about any fork. Excess length can be cut off.

Another option is to use black or clear silcone caulk as an adhesive. I've mounted all of my (wired) sensors this way for years. With a wireless unit, you might have to remove the sensor to replace the battery, depending on where the battery is located. The silcone caulk isn't too tough to remove and won't damage the finish on the fork.
2nd the cateyewulf
May 23, 2002 9:30 AM
I just picked up a cateye OS1 for $35 on the LBS, and it came with 3"+ "zip strips", like those you get for your ski lift ticket. I have a a blade carbon fork, and it's just fine.
My setup..GeekRoadie
May 23, 2002 6:25 PM
I've got a Sigma 1400 w/RCS kit on my TCR and it works pretty well. Sensor mounts by way of a 1/2 inch square adhesive strip and an elastic band.

My other TCR has a Cateye OS (non-wireless) that uses an adhesive strip and two zip-ties.

It helps to install the sensor close to the edge on the inside of the fork for a better mating surface.