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I went for a ride, yesterday, and my speed sensor came lose and fell into the wheel and hit the road. I put it back on my bike and the computer is unable to sence the speed. The sensor did not look like it took that big of a hit. I have tried to search for the ID and it is not able to find it.

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Maybe the magnet also fell off or get moved.

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