Receiver Location for PT SL

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by rjjasick, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. rjjasick

    rjjasick New Member

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    Does it matter if I mount my receiver on the chainstay instead of the seat stay? All the pictures I've seen shows on the seat stay. Mounting on the chain stay protects it a bit, but am wondering if there's a downside to that location. Brand new owner and looking forward to seeing how bad I suck... :)
     
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  2. peterpen

    peterpen New Member

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    I had mine mine mounted on the chainstay and found it interfered somewhat with the quick-release, especially if trying to do a fast wheel change.
    Also, it may be a bit more prone to vibration there?
     
  3. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    If you have a metal frame, vibration may be an issue. This can be solved by "hanging" the receiver from the chain stay rather than mounting it to the stay as recommended by Saris. This was how I solved my vibration problem once and for all. I haven't heard of vibration problems with CF frames. Other than that, it only matters that the receiver is within the transmission range of the hub. Anything within ~6" should be okay.
     
  4. JIM WV

    JIM WV New Member

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    You can do a search on this subject as well as vibration issues and you'll find a bunch of info including RDO's neat hanger tip. BTW, I had vibration problems on a CF Colnago (as well as an older SLX frame). Cured it using the "foam" trick that your search will find.
     
  5. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    That's the first I have heard of a vibration problem with a CF frame. Interesting.
     
  6. mloywhite

    mloywhite New Member

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    I have had mine on my chainstay (carbon) for several months, with good luck, no problems at all. It does not interfere with my quick release.
     
  7. F1_Fan

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    Same problem on my CF Louis Garneau 6.1. Foam pad fixed it.
     
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