Astrale 8 sensor mount question


New Member
Nov 6, 2005
I bought an Astrale 8 cyclocomputer today. Because of the geometry of my Ibex Corrida frame and the angle of rear wheel spokes from hub to rim, the best way for me to get the sensor and magnet within the 5 mm maximum distance from each other seems to me to be by orienting the sensor with the free end (end opposite where the wire is connected) facing forward rather than backward. There is plenty of wire slack to do this as I'll still have to loop it back on itself and secure it to the chain stay to keep it from flapping in the breeze anyway. In any case, I don't see any problem with this approach, but then again I've never rigged a bike computer before. I'd be grateful for any opinions as to the wisdom of this fix, or any suggestions of things I haven't considered. If I mount the sensor in the more traditional manner with the free end pointing backward (wire end toward the front), then I really can't get the sensor and magnet within the required 5 mm distance.

Any opinions/advice appreciated.