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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Installing Bike Computer! Please help!

    I'm trying to install CatEye Velo 7 Wired bike computer.

    But I can't maybe mount the sensor and the magnet in a good position.
    Anybody use this or any computer? Please help!

    Installing Bike Computer! Please help!-dsc_7199.jpg
    I tried in this position and many other position. But the computer isn't showing any speed and it keeps in 0.

    Please help ;(

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    The little part that attaches to the spokes should have a magnet in it but it looks like it fell out. Without the magnet it won't work.

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    It needs to be lined right. Hard to tell from pics ,is it on the fork or the seat/chain stay? Also the part you have mounted on the spokes looks to be alum,it should be steel for the pickup sense it. You might need to put something behind the the pickup to get it close enough to read .

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    YES I figured!

    I used another magnet (just a normal magnet, from my sister's toy) and played with the sensor, it worked. So that is the problem.

    But I can't find any magnet in the package. Can I use any magnet that fits up the hole?

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    rangeriderdave, Yeah the sensor is attached to the fork. And jlmuncie is right, that magnet sensor doesn't have the magnet in it. How do I fix this?

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    Where did you get the computer?The shop should be able to help you out. If you can find a magnet to fit ,you could glue /epoxy it place . A hardware store might have a magnet you could use.

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    Okay. Thanks I'll try.

    This is my first post here and I got the right solution.

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    Well I managed some magnet and tried to put in that magnet hole. I added some glue too. It looks like this
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    And it works too!

    But I'm a bit confused, as I'm using this magnet, can anyone be sure that I'll get the correct reading?

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    You'll get the correct reading but the shop should have replaced the defective one for you. Also a universal replacement is inexpensive.

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    The magnet just passes by the sensor to give an input to the computer. It'll work just fine like that - unless it falls out
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    jlmuncie
    , thanks! Okay I'll visit the shop today and see what they suggest.
    Yeah, it won't be very expensive, as the whole package isn't very expensive. Gonna use this one in my backup MTB for short distant usage.

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    wmac, Thanks for confirming. So thats working perfectly. I checked with Endomondo to be sure.

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    Yes, gluing a magnet in should work just fine. The magnets that are usually in there are very strong, so as to be powerful enough for the sensor to detect even if it's not aligned perfectly. A weaker magnet will only decrease the margin of error you have to play with.

    If you're ever so inclined, go on ebay and search for something like "bike computer magnet". They're only a couple dollars a pop.
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