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    Garmin & Cateye magnet alternatives

    hello
    have replaced G armin crank arm cadence magnets with K&J D42B-N52 black nickel neodymium disc magnets - working great with drop of s uperglue to hold them inplace

    cadence magnets


    2.6g Garmin Edge crank arm cadence magnet


    0.7g K&J D42B-N52 black nickel

    spoke magnets


    3g Cateye universal spoke magnet


    0.2g Carbonice black spoke magnet

    best
    alex
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    more spoke magnets


    0.4g - 1x Tune Pulsar Spoke Magnet


    0.2g - 3x K&J D21B-N52 Neodymium disc magnets "Black Nickel"

    2 or 3 of these minute K&J magnets are strong enough for Cateye & Garmin sensors - but not much clearance!

    best
    alex

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    Spoke attachment?

    How do you attach the K&J magnets to the spokes? I doubt that the strength of the magnet would keep it in place, especially off road. (I'm thinking I might just learn something here)

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    hello
    sorry for slow reply (don't visit here often now) ok

    #1. clean area with alcohol & lint free rag

    #2. for cadence magnet on crank arm, a small blob of clear silicone sealant (bathroom tiling & a quariums) just slightly larger than the magnet & wipe away any excess or if your pedal axels are steel the magnet should stay in place

    #3. bladed spokes, a small blob of s uperglue gel, you might need to mark the location for the magnet with highlighter (or it can get messy!) i use the mrs's silver pen normally used for xmas & birthday cards

    #4. round spokes, i mostly use a small blob of clear silicone sealant & wipe away any excess with a lint free rag, if the magnet is wobbly after the silicone has set (approx 40 mins) - a tiny amount of s uperglue gel will help

    tip: wear gloves to prevent silicone allergy & apply the small blob of silicone with a old chop stick (for example) - less messy


    Carbonice magnet on Sapim Superspokes

    hope that's of help
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    alex
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