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2nd October 2001, 6:15 PM
HiI have got shimano 16 spoke wheels, teh ones that are classed as Deore and want to fit a cycle computer but the magnets cant be put on cos the spokes are bigger. Ne ideas what I can do/where to get a suitable magnet fromcheersernie
2nd October 2001, 8:18 PM
Could you superglue the magnet onto the spoke rather than using the screw thing to hold it in place. Soldering might be another way, but I don't know if that might harm the spokes?
2nd October 2001, 8:28 PM
superglue etc. not gonna b much good if the problem is the spoke slot in the magnet is too small for the oversize spokes. Short of using a needle file to increase the size of the spoke slot the only thing i can suggest is contact any manufacturer ur thinkin of buying comp from and ask if they can supply an oversize spoke compatible magnet.
3rd October 2001, 8:56 AM
What type of fixing is it, the Sigma type where the magnet clips onto the spokes and is held on by a metal sleeve or the Cateye type which attaches to two spokes ?
3rd October 2001, 9:12 AM
if you go to your lbs they should be able to get you a special shimano magnet to use with those spokes.i'm not positive on this but, with shimano making a lot of wheels (all bladed spokes) and their flightdeck computers, it would make sense for them to make a special magnet to fit said wheels.
4th October 2001, 6:19 PM
I have both types of magnets from various cycle computers. I work in halfords so I'll try contacting head office but they probablywont be able to help.Its gotta be possible cosloadsof road bikes use a similar set up. Idont want to glue or solderit and tried to drillit out but there was metal going everywhere so I stoppedcheersjon