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I want a minimalist spoke magnet...(14 posts)

I want a minimalist spoke magnet...mdehner
Sep 15, 2003 7:18 AM
to be used with a Flight Deck sensor. Not a weight issue, just looking for something less chunky. Most importantly, it'd be nice not to have to disconnect a spoke to attach it.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
"minimalist" and "flight deck" is a contradiction in terms. nm.Steve_0
Sep 15, 2003 7:30 AM
re: I want a minimalist spoke magnet...divve
Sep 15, 2003 7:36 AM
The Tune spoke magnet
- size of a match head
- 0.3 grams
- extremely strong
- super glue it to a spoke
- two sides, one for normal spokes, the other for thin bladed ones.
Sweet - where can I get one? (nm)OffTheBack
Sep 15, 2003 8:21 AM
Here on eBay...biknben
Sep 15, 2003 8:28 AM
Here's a seller on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2534489365&category=26260

Check his other items for other shapes. They are preety cheap. Something tells me that Tune or some other cycling specific magnet will be much more expensive. No need to waste money.
Great find, thanks :-) nmOffTheBack
Sep 15, 2003 11:46 AM
re: I want a minimalist spoke magnet...Hovis
Sep 15, 2003 8:05 AM
I use the one that came with my Cateye Cordless II with my Flighdeck - the flightdeck one wouldn't fit my bladed spokes. Maybe Cateye sell spares?

Still not as neat as the tune one above!
re: I want a minimalist spoke magnet...import silvia
Sep 15, 2003 9:21 AM
If it is that super strong, shouldn't it just stick to the spoke?
stainless steel is non-magnetic. nmlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 15, 2003 10:14 AM
nm
it pretty much does...divve
Sep 15, 2003 11:14 AM
due to the (very light) weight to strength ration. Gluing will prevent it from sliding.
re: I want a minimalist spoke magnet...Trux
Sep 15, 2003 10:25 AM
Rare earth element magnets, at Radio Shack. Epoxy to spoke opposite pick-up.
try this: www.indigo.com/magnets/neodymium-magnets.html nm.mainframe
Sep 15, 2003 11:05 AM
Old sonicare magnetchazman
Sep 15, 2003 8:18 PM
If you have a sonicare toothbrush you can yank one of the magnets off an old toothbrush head. They glue nicely to bladed spokes and are VERY strong.
UPDATE: quest for a spoke magnetmdehner
Sep 17, 2003 12:09 PM
Well, it turns out Radio Shack was just the ticket: $1.79 got me a pkg of two rare earth magnets, 1/8th an inch diameter and maybe 1/16th thick. I taped one on for a 10-mile test ride, and it worked fine, so a dab of super glue and I'm golden!

Thanks to Trux for the suggestion.