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Postby eucryphia » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:02 pm

Even the cheapest bikes have built in screw mounts for bottle cages, how come the frame and component manufacturers haven't provided mounts for bike computer sensors?

You fork out $$$$ for some ultra lightweight CF frame with top of the range components only to vandalise it by strapping on black plastic bits with cable ties.

Surely it's not too much for all left hand cranks to have a tiny embedded magnet in the right spot?

Is someone sitting on the patent?
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by BNA » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:53 pm

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Postby Hawkeye » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:53 pm

eucryphia wrote:Even the cheapest bikes have built in screw mounts for bottle cages, how come the frame and component manufacturers haven't provided mounts for bike computer sensors?

You fork out $$$$ for some ultra lightweight CF frame with top of the range components only to vandalise it by strapping on black plastic bits with cable ties.

Surely it's not too much for all left hand cranks to have a tiny embedded magnet in the right spot?

Is someone sitting on the patent?

Probably more to do with the fact that the sensors are all sorts of different shapes and sizes, and have differing requirements for the magnet-to-sensor gap.
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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:33 am

That's competition...
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Postby winona_rider » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:11 pm

my trek 1.7 has a pad designed to accommodate a "trek" computer on it's right fork. is this what you are talking about?
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:14 pm

nice mount...

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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:16 pm

also i think zipp cranks and wheels have embedded magnets :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:44 am

toolonglegs wrote:nice mount...


Good bit o' McGyver that is. What's that hanging off it?

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Postby HAKS » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:03 pm

Cool idea..........but as mentioned then all the manufacturers would have to adapt a common standard which they may not be willing to do in a real hurry.
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Postby eucryphia » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:00 pm

HAKS wrote:Cool idea..........but as mentioned then all the manufacturers would have to adapt a common standard which they may not be willing to do in a real hurry.


And once that standard came out there'd be this undignified scramble to comply.

Couldn't some German/EU bike quango just issue a standard?
i.e. small tapped lug 164.5 mm from crank centreline, etc, etc...
Then just stand back...
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Postby eucryphia » Mon May 05, 2008 10:26 pm

Well, who would have thought...

...integrated wheel magnet
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Postby kukamunga » Mon May 05, 2008 10:52 pm

Just picked this up off a Huffy today:-
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Integrated or wot!!! :lol:
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Postby eucryphia » Mon May 05, 2008 10:54 pm

Is that a little compass at the bottom... :)
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Postby Caelum » Mon May 05, 2008 10:59 pm

kukamunga wrote:Just picked this up off a Huffy today:-
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Integrated or wot!!! :lol:



See, if a high quality brand like Huffy can do it, surely it wouldn't take much for a lower quality Giant, Canondale, Scott, etc could do the same.... maybe a little less aggressively styled, however :P
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Postby kukamunga » Mon May 05, 2008 11:02 pm

eucryphia wrote:Is that a little compass at the bottom... :)

'Ken oath mate! "You'll never get lost on a Huffy" they used to say..... Why do you think I grabbed 'em? :wink:
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Postby MichaelB » Tue May 06, 2008 8:38 am

kukamunga wrote:Just picked this up off a Huffy today:-
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Integrated or wot!!! :lol:


Until it stops working ....
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Postby sogood » Tue May 06, 2008 8:46 am

The other way to look at this is, cycle computer is a piece of electronic gadgetry and is subjected to a much shorter life cycle. It would be a pain to have to upgrade the bar/stem every time a cycle computer gets upgraded. And we all know, companies can't stay on a same standard for long ie. No permanent standard. Just look at the computer industry. Standards fly out the door before they are even in the door.

So I am not whinging about the present arrangement.
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