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Trouble mounting Cateye cordless2 on TREK 5500(5 posts)

Trouble mounting Cateye cordless2 on TREK 5500chazman
Aug 10, 2003 7:01 PM
Anyone have any tricks for mounting the transmitter. I can't get enough clearence for the magnet. Note, I am using a Polar magnet since the cateye one would not fit on the bladed spokes. This magnet sicks out a little farther that the original.
thinner magnet...C-40
Aug 10, 2003 7:14 PM
I pried the magnet out of the plastic mounting on a cateye and taped the magnet to the spokes on my Ksyriums. A glue like GOOP may also work. I had the opposite problem, the special Ksyrium magnet (for the fat bladed spokes) doesn't stick out at all.

You might find a magnet that could be glued or taped to the spoke at Radio Shack. I even found small magnets at Lowes the other day. Got a package of 6 for less than $2.
re: Trouble mounting Cateye cordless2 on TREK 5500AFred
Aug 10, 2003 7:17 PM
You need to use the more powerful Cateye magnet. They make a magnet that fits the bladed spokes.
re: Trouble mounting Cateye cordless2 on TREK 5500Atombomber
Aug 10, 2003 8:29 PM
Do you have trouble with mounting the transmitter or does the magnet stick out too far? If the magnet is too large, it would hit the fork leg and be a problem. I can't see that happening. If the band is too short to mount the transmitter, lower it until you find a place where it fits. Adjust the magnet to that it is at the correct level, and then rotate the transmitter so the magnet clears, but is still near enough so that it operates the contacter inside the transmitter.
Thanks - Glueing seemed to do the trickchazman
Aug 11, 2003 6:11 AM
I used a magnet from an old Sonicare toothbrush head. These are perfect shaped little magnets for bladed spokes. They are super powerful too. A little shoe goo seems to be holding it on pretty good!