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source (inexpensive) for a computer magnet for Ksyrium's?(7 posts)

source (inexpensive) for a computer magnet for Ksyrium's?K-Man
Dec 2, 2003 10:18 AM
I finally got around to instally my computer on my bike. With the few extra magnets I had laying around none will work on the Ksyrium spokes. Any source (inexpensive) on a magnet that will work on these spokes? Or even a magnet model that will work and I can track down a source.

re: source (inexpensive) for a computer magnet for Ksyrium's?PMC
Dec 2, 2003 10:35 AM
I use a Cateye magnet and it works ok. Just mount it near the rim on the rounded portion of the spoke.

Cost, a buck if you don't already have one laying around.
yep, CatEye and a pocket knifelaffeaux
Dec 2, 2003 12:39 PM
You can modify a standard CatEye magnet to work on the flat blades of a Ksyrium. Remove a little of the plastic from the magnet mount and it will work fine.
get some rare earth magnets from...venga venga venga
Dec 2, 2003 10:36 AM shack (different sizes) and see which one fits best on the blade and epoxy it on. worked for me. i used "plastic welder" epoxy but 5-minute epoxy would work just as well.
Sigma Sport magnetspmf1
Dec 3, 2003 10:00 AM
You can get them for around $5. They work with bladed spokes like Ksyriums have. Just push through the rib in the center and slide the sleeve over it.

I suppose you could also glue a magnet piece, or rig something up with zip ties, but come on, its a $800 set of wheels.
Sigma Sport magnetsK-Man
Dec 3, 2003 1:27 PM
I agree, applying glue to an $800 set of wheels is ludicrious....just like my spelling.
I ended up applying my magnet to the round part of the spoke near the rim and mounting the sensor upsidedown on the fork. Mounting the sensor near the hub created clearance issues. Once I get to the shop I think I will get the magnet you mentioned so I can mount the sensor in a more conventional fashion.

If you're going to buy one....divve
Dec 3, 2003 2:01 PM might as well go for the original Mavic one that's normally included with the K wheels. I think it's about $7.50.