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How To Install A Bicycle Computer

A wired cycle odometer can measure distance and speed for relatively low cost. Here’s how to install one.
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These computers work by using a magnet, attached to the spokes, which passes a sensor, usually attached to the front fork leg. Usually the most tricky part is getting the two components close enough together to register a speed on the head unit. Dan’s got some handy tips on where to place your sensor and magnet for optimum accuracy, as well as a neat way of routing the cable up towards the bars.

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  1. I am just about to install a very similar type cycle computer on to my bike and this video has been a great help in giving me some very useful directions thank you.

  2. Thanks for the mounting instructions; do you have a video showing how to program it too ?

  3. I see, for stationary training Im putting it on the back wheel. Thanks for this.

  4. 1:10 makes no difference where on the spoke you put the magnet. The top, middle, and bottom of the spoke are all simultaneously parallel to the fork with every revolution.

  5. Thank you! This is so helpful

  6. Idk what i did wrong but Simply just dosent work

  7. Thank you for making this video! Without your help with the magnet,I would be stuck

  8. 🧌🧌🧌🧌🧌🧌

  9. Very useful thing to have. Shaving everything,

  10. I find body weight and air pressure changes wheel circumference markedly, and I usually end up adjusting the final circumference over a known 1 mile course. But I suppose one could sit on the bike and slowly roll forward one rotation to get an initial circumference.

  11. But I'm guessing the speedometer isn't very accurate since you may know the wheel circumference but it's going to affect the readings depending where on the spokes the magnet is the sensor is picking up on the flyby.

    So it's just an average? Or am I misunderstanding something.

  12. I was wondering if this is waterproof, the sensor and the computer? Because i some times ride in rain and generally my bike gets wet alot from water on the road and other reasons.

  13. Ty so much I was so lost on the pic on the bottom

  14. Excellent videos, my computer was 💩, now I just ride and ride.

  15. The tire gives you the circumference on the it!

  16. Finally I can fix my bike computer on my road racer, much love from Ghana an amateur cyclist.

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