garmin wheel magnet lost - help

redvision
redvision Posts: 2,958
edited February 2013 in Road beginners
so went out for a couple of hours today and about 40mins in my speed suddenly disappeared. Immediately realised what must have happened and stopped. No wheel magnet :( walked back about 50m and there it was lying on the road, but the plastic thing which holds it was snapped in half (perfectly in half). Puzzled how this had happened. Cant figure it out. Have same garmin speed cadence sensor on my race bike and never had an issue.
Only got the thing at xmas :cry:

have tried garmin support but they are only open weekdays.

so question is, is it worth sending back for replacement?
or will any wheel magnet work??
(like this one http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-computer-wheel-magnet/)

thanks

Comments

  • antfly
    antfly Posts: 3,276
    Of course any magnet will work, as long as it fits your spokes.
    Smarter than the average bear.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    antfly wrote:
    Of course any magnet will work, as long as it fits your spokes.

    excellent.
    thanks for quick reply
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Or just use the GPS for speed?

    Alternatively, you could probably just araldite the magnet to your spoke.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    a magnet is a magnet is a magnet, buy a cheap spare clip from a computer. Some like VDO and Sigma sell the spoke magnet bits separately.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    a magnet is a magnet is a magnet, buy a cheap spare clip from a computer. Some like VDO and Sigma sell the spoke magnet bits separately.

    well i thought pretty much that any magnet would do, but then wasnt 100% sure, so wanted to check - even if it does seem like a stupid question :oops: .

    anyway, cheers for the replies.
    new magnet ordered!
  • gmb
    gmb Posts: 456
    I bought a load of rare earth magnets off ebay after the magnet that came with my Garmin Edge 500 fell off. They are extremely powerful and only cost around £2.00 delivered (I think I got 10 or so for my money). Ideal replacements for the Garmin one.
    Trying Is The First Step Towards Failure

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,500
    ^^^ this

    i use 5x5x2mm rare earth magnets for spokes, you get loads for a couple of quid on ebay

    use superglue *gel* to fix to a spoke, as long as you degrease magnet and spoke properly it'll stay put a long long time
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • ricey155
    ricey155 Posts: 233
    not all magnets work with Garmin stuff my aldi/lidl bike computer magnet doesn't :lol:

    however close you put it
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Ricey155 wrote:
    not all magnets work with Garmin stuff my aldi/lidl bike computer magnet doesn't :lol:

    however close you put it

    I bet a Waitrose magnet would work
  • Ricey155 wrote:
    not all magnets work with Garmin stuff my aldi/lidl bike computer magnet doesn't :lol:

    however close you put it

    Cheapo from Aldi/Lidl = probably a horse magnet
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    Thread this thru' your spokes. Sorted


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  • Navrig wrote:
    Thread this thru' your spokes. Sorted


    31B1LMsr9cL._SL500_.jpg

    yep with the added benefit that any screws and nails on the road are picked up saving your tires.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Wile e coyote strikes again
  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    Try this
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