Lengthening Cateye Astrale 8 ?

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  1. IanD

    IanD New Member

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    All,

    I currently have a Cateye Astrale 8 which has both the speed/cadence pickups. Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone has been able to lengthen the speed sensor monitor. The reason I am asking is because I would like to mount this sensor to my rear wheel in order to get speed and such when I'm on the trainer. I was about to cut the wire and see how many wires there are and solder the appropriate wires to extend but I thought I would ask first. Any and all info would be excellent.

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    Ian
     
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  2. xxguitarist

    xxguitarist New Member

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    havent tried it, probably doable though... first, i'd check if cateye supplies a replacement one in case something goes wrong, and also maybe they have an optional longer one for rear wheel?
     
  3. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    Ian,
    You can do it, but if you aren't used to soldering, insulation, strain relieving, and water proofing very fine wires; you can order a kit from a Cateye dealer that has a longer wire for just your purpose.
    "Answer: Bracket sensor kits with long wires are available. They are generally used to mount the speed sensor on the rear wheel. If you need to order one* you can call your local bike shop" from:
    http://www.cateye.com/faq.php?subject=com
     
  4. Ted B

    Ted B New Member

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    The Astrale 8 wiring kit sold currently is by default a long wire kit. Call Cateye (800-522-8393) and order one. At only ~$15 USD, it is a lot easier just to order it and be done with it than to waste time fiddling with splicing small wires, which probably won't hold up well anyway.
     
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