How do I fit my speedo, HR monitor and light on the handlebar.



bfra1

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I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very congested on my handlebar.
Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear onto my road bike?
I need to fit HR monitor, Speedo and Light.

Currently all this gear is on the bar and there's not much room for my hands. Even though I rarely use this space for my hands, I'd like to keep the option.
 
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Dej

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"bfra1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very
> congested on my handlebar.
> Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear
> onto my road bike?
> I need to fit HR monitor, Speedo and Light.
>
> Currently all this gear is on the bar and there's not much room for my
> hands. Even though I rarely use this space for my hands, I'd like to
> keep the option.
>
>
> --
> bfra1


you can buy a T bar type extention which mounts to the bars and gives you
some extra space to mount stuff.
here's the details from phantomcycles.com.au

Minoura Spacegrip

This is a universal extension bracket mounting headlights or cycle
computers.
This simple but functional device clips to your handlebar easily and
allows up to two different devices to be attached.
Easily adjustable, the Space Grip gives you several mounting and
configuration options not available with traditional hadnlebar mounted
devices.
Invaluable as a touring aid.
Available silver and black bar.
Small 95mm bar Large 130mm bar length.
Use pull down to select colour and size.

cost on phantom is 16.95
 
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hippy

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"bfra1" <[email protected]
> I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very
> congested on my handlebar.
> Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear
> onto my road bike?
> I need to fit HR monitor, Speedo and Light.
>
> Currently all this gear is on the bar and there's not much room for my
> hands. Even though I rarely use this space for my hands, I'd like to
> keep the option.


Use double-sided tape to stick the speedo to the stem.
Upgrade your HRM to a Polar S510 or better so you
don't need a separate speedo.
Wear the HRM on your wrist.
Use a helmet light or mount light to the stem?
Buy wider bars or use Dej's SpaceGrip solution.

hippy
 
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Gags

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"Dej" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "bfra1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >
> > I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very
> > congested on my handlebar.
> > Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear
> > onto my road bike?
> > I need to fit HR monitor, Speedo and Light.
> >
> > Currently all this gear is on the bar and there's not much room for my
> > hands. Even though I rarely use this space for my hands, I'd like to

keep the option.
> > --
> > bfra1

>
> you can buy a T bar type extention which mounts to the bars and gives you
> some extra space to mount stuff.
> here's the details from phantomcycles.com.au
>
> Minoura Spacegrip
>

A neat looking alternative to this is to get a second hand set of the
Spinaci or Cinelli aero bars, cut one of the bars to get a short straight
bit for mounting gear on, put the existing end caps in the ends, and use one
of the mounts to mount it to the bars. The mounts are really thin and don't
take up much space on the bars and the end result looks pretty cool and is
stronger than the Spacegrip option.

Gags
 

aeek

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Gags said:
is stronger than the Spacegrip option.

I'm happy with my Spacegrip but I just can't get it to clamp to the bars hard enough so it doesn't slip under weight - never tried a gripping rubber strip tho.
I originally had a pair of BLT lights mounted on it and they'd drop fractionally on every bump. Now I have computer and backup LED on it, light enough so its not an issue.
I really like having my computer mounted in front/below my light, easy to read at night.

Oh, and the bars a bit narrow, some old handlebar tape fixed that.
 
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fred nieman

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Gags wrote:
> "Dej" <[email protected]> wrote in message

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>>"bfra1" <[email protected]> wrote in message

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>>>I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very
>>>congested on my handlebar.
>>>Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear

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>>>keep the option.

>
>>you can buy a T bar type extention which mounts to the bars and gives you

....
>> Minoura Spacegrip

>
> A neat looking alternative to this is to get a second hand set of the
> Spinaci or Cinelli aero bars, ...stronger than the Spacegrip option.
>
> Gags
>

If cheap and cheerful is your style, cut a straight bit from an old
handlebar, and cinch it onto your aero-bars with "hose-clips"
(http://www.tooled-up.com/artwork/ProdImage2/g7722.jpg - those thingies
that attach your water hoses to your washing machine, and also attach
the whatever-they-are hoses to the wherever-they-go in your car).

Definitely neither neat nor elegant, but costs you $ 3.65 at a hardware
shop, instead of $ 40 or $ 50 or so for the bike-specific alternative.

Hmm.

On relection, unless you like the "franken-bike" look, prolly best to go
with what the other posters said.

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fnakap
 

ritcho

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hippy said:
"bfra1" <[email protected]
> I have just picked up my HR monitor bracket and it's getting very
> congested on my handlebar.
> Can anyone recommend any adapters or options to help fit all this gear
> onto my road bike?
> I need to fit HR monitor, Speedo and Light.
>
> Currently all this gear is on the bar and there's not much room for my
> hands. Even though I rarely use this space for my hands, I'd like to
> keep the option.


Use double-sided tape to stick the speedo to the stem.

[snip]

hippy

Or... you could get the lid off a shampoo bottle (they are a similar diameter to handlebars), cut the base of it so that it fits snugly against the side of the stem.

Use a cable tie to attach your homemade mount to the side of the stem.

Mount speedo on the new mount - too easy and much more reliable than double sided tape (believe me ;) )

Ritch
 
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hippy

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"ritcho" <[email protected]
> Or... you could get the lid off a shampoo bottle (they are a similar
> diameter to handlebars), cut the base of it so that it fits snugly
> against the side of the stem.
>
> Use a cable tie to attach your homemade mount to the side of the stem.


I was waiting for the shampoo bottle solution explanation.. :)

> Mount speedo on the new mount - too easy and much more reliable than
> double sided tape (believe me ;) )


Really? The dude that I saw with the DST setup said
it went on once, 2 years ago..

hippy at work (still looking for sympathy ;-) )
 

ritcho

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hippy said:
"ritcho" <[email protected]
> Or... you could get the lid off a shampoo bottle (they are a similar
> diameter to handlebars), cut the base of it so that it fits snugly
> against the side of the stem.
>
> Use a cable tie to attach your homemade mount to the side of the stem.


I was waiting for the shampoo bottle solution explanation.. :)

> Mount speedo on the new mount - too easy and much more reliable than
> double sided tape (believe me ;) )


Really? The dude that I saw with the DST setup said
it went on once, 2 years ago..

hippy at work (still looking for sympathy ;-) )

I tried DST and I didn't have as much success...

Work after 11:30pm? Wow - that's dedication!

Ritch.

(enough sympathy? :) )
 
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hippy

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"ritcho" <[email protected]
> > hippy at work (still looking for sympathy ;-) )

>
> I tried DST and I didn't have as much success...
>
> Work after 11:30pm? Wow - that's dedication!


Stupidity. 3am. I feel like death and I'm not talking
that nice warmed up death I'm talking about the
fresh from the cold, snow covered, wailing death..

> (enough sympathy? :) )


Cheers ;-)

hippy
 

bfra1

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I did a bit more digging and after most bike shops told me they weren't made, I tracked down and provided my LBS with a product number for a headstem Cateye mount. Cateye do have a range of headstem mounts available and everything fits nice and neatly now.
The mount I purchased was for the Astrale computer and was appx $30.
 
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kingsley

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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 18:33:08 +1100, bfra1 wrote:

>
> I did a bit more digging and after most bike shops told me they weren't
> made, I tracked down and provided my LBS with a product number for a
> headstem Cateye mount. Cateye do have a range of headstem mounts available
> and everything fits nice and neatly now. The mount I purchased was for the
> Astrale computer and was appx $30.


There's also those minoura(sp?) ones, bit of a T-bar
for this sort of thing. Can get 'em most places, Clarence
St. has them on the shelf.

-kt

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