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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:52 pm 
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For some reason I just started noticing most people are now mounting their fork mounted computer sensors on the front of the fork, is some new trend that was proven to be more aerodynamic? People just copying a pro? Or have I been mistaken all these years and this is how they have always been mounted?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:00 pm 
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If they get knocked in, the wheel just knocks them out again.

If they point backwards and get knocked, they get snapped off.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:32 pm 
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Excellent point!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:54 pm 
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I thought they did it for long time. So when I was mounting my sensor, I did it intuitively in the same way.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:50 pm 
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Also, you can reach down and adjust it whilst riding. Rear-wheel speed is where it's at, though...


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You can adjust a rear facing sensor while you ride too, but if your hand gets sucked into the wheel its going to hurt a lot.
After a local woman pro got badly injured doing that I stopped fussing with my speed sensor while I ride.


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Just ask Chris Anker Sørensen.. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:32 am 
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eric wrote:
You can adjust a rear facing sensor while you ride too, but if your hand gets sucked into the wheel its going to hurt a lot.
After a local woman pro got badly injured doing that I stopped fussing with my speed sensor while I ride.


Oh, that one that lost her hand. But that's what you get with bladed spokes.


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Huh? I assumed it had to do with flats more often happening on the rear and as such, by having the speed sensor in the front there's no issue with losing signal if a rear is changed?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:36 am 
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That could be a reason for using a rear wheel sensor. Has nothing to do with which side of the fork (or stay) the sensor is mounted on.

Are there statistics on rear vs front wheel puncture rates? I don't remember seeing any but I could have missed them.

You'd think that any decent pro team could put wheel magnets on all its spare wheels.


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