I have this sensor on my bike which I use with my turbo trainer and garmin 500. It has stopped working and it seems that it has either got a little water inside or the battery has leaked a little. I suspect it is more likely that water has got in.
I really want/need one for use with my turbo!
Does anyone know if I should hold out any hope that a night on the radiator will dry it out and allow it to work or should I write it off?
It does seem a bit of a weakness of this sensor that water could get in.
If it is written off can anyone suggest a cheap but reliable speed sensor? I also already have a cadence sensor so only need a speed sensor ANT+.
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TheFD wrote:Thanks - I may look into it for future. Do you use it? Any good?
I have managed to revive my sensor after a couple of hours on the radiator. So at the moment it works.
Yes I had one and it worked great for 1 1/2 years then the speed sensor packed in. The cadence sensor was fine but it stopped recording speed. After searching on the internet it seems this was a common problem. The issue with a lot of sensors is they dont cope very well in bad weather and they usually pack in after a few years of daily abuse. I guess cheaply made electronic components from China are not designed to be waterproof. I have a Trek though and bought one of these 'Dutotrap bontrager sensors' which actually fits into the frame of my Trek Madone. Its quite a neat design meaning very little of the sensor is exposed so hopefully this one will last. I suspect I will be replacing it in a year....
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