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computer magnet on bladed spokes?(11 posts)

computer magnet on bladed spokes?ststein
Jan 27, 2003 1:02 PM
What's the best way to accomplish this? Thanks.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?B2
Jan 27, 2003 1:38 PM
Mavic makes one specifically for the Ksyriums. Maybe I got shipped the wrong magnet (package was labeled correctly), since the only place I was able to mount it is right where the spoke connects to the hub (where it's not bladed). Works fine though.

home depot magnet (6/$1.00) + 4" electrical tape n.m.shawndoggy
Jan 27, 2003 1:39 PM
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?FrankDAfish
Jan 27, 2003 1:41 PM
If they are bladed like ksyriums, you need a special magnet. If they are just standard bladed spokes you can take a drill bit that is a little bigger than the spoke and drill a hole in the magnet. You can then put the magnet on.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?rogue_CT1
Jan 27, 2003 2:03 PM
If it's a carbon tri-spoke like a HED 3 use the Cateye blade magnet ($7.99)at It sticks to the wheel with two sided tape and uses a zip tie to hold it if it falls off. Mine hasn't gone anywhere after several hundred miles.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?The Walrus
Jan 27, 2003 6:33 PM
Vetta bladed spoke magnet--Performance carries them, and they're about $6.99.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?Bananaman
Jan 28, 2003 3:59 AM
I have fitted a shimano magnet onto the flat part of my ksyrium spoke about 25mm from the rim by filing out the narrow recess of the magnet holder made for normal spokes.
Alternatively, get a small 'fridge' magnet and superglue it to the bladed spoke.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?Trux
Jan 28, 2003 11:09 AM
Radio Shack, rare earth magnets - Cheap, tiny, and powerful. Epoxy to bladed spoke. Mine have been stuck there for over 2K miles.
neodymium magnet and strapping tapejw25
Jan 28, 2003 12:32 PM
After spending $3.50 each for Cateye replacement magnets (not ragging on Cateye, most others are comparably priced), I started looking around Ebay.
I found several people selling rare earth magnets, and picked up 30 small cylindrical magnets. They're about 3mm around by 10mm long, and strong for their size.
I wrap them on the spoke with a small piece of 3M strapping tape, since I have rolls of the 12mm width for rim tape. They stay in place, are easy to adjust if necessary, and look cleaner than all but Sigma's magnets.
I'm in the process of switching all my wheels over, just because it's easier, and the stronger magnets lets the pickup be farther from the spokes, and thus out of the airflow a little more.
Total cost was under $10 for all the magnets, and the tape's maybe $2 a roll.
Epoxy will work, too, but that's a permanent solution.
re: computer magnet on bladed spokes?StewartK
Jan 28, 2003 4:16 PM
I believe Cateye also has a special attachment for use on bladed spokes.
I contacted Trek and they sent me a free one! (nm)MalandMo
Jan 28, 2003 4:44 PM