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Best way to mount Polar HRM on handlebars?(5 posts)

Best way to mount Polar HRM on handlebars?Fez
Dec 31, 2003 9:24 AM
I've tried everything and it still moves around all the time. My cyclocomputer is right next to it and completely stable. I've tried everything (zipties, thin tape underneath, etc.) and it always moves around.

I'm using the Polar bike mount. Anyone come up with a better mounting solution that doesn't move around?
foam pipe insulation + electrical tape nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 31, 2003 9:26 AM
I used a few wraps of cotton bar tape under it (nm)Cory
Dec 31, 2003 10:06 AM
re: Best way to mount Polar HRM on handlebars?fracisco
Dec 31, 2003 10:15 AM
I use the Polar bike mount, and I found that I need to really cinch down on the wrist strap. I never take it off the bike (okay, rarely...it is waterproof, so it gets washed in place). I do not have oversize bars, and the mount is not over bar tape, but there is something under the mount that came with it...it looks like a thick, soft vinyl non-sticky tape. Almost what you would use as grip wrap on a tennis racket.
strip of rubber and/or dbl. sided tape...biknben
Dec 31, 2003 11:13 AM
I also have the Polar mount. It moves around just a little but doesn't bother me. Anyway, the plastic doesn't offer much grip to the handlebar so you need to add something. Do you have any of those rubber strips that came with the polar kit. Even a piece of inner tube should do the trick. Put it between the mount and the bar before tightening down. If you still need more add double sided tape on top of the rubber. I can't imagine it would still move with all that.

One tip worth mentioning. Use pliers or cutters to get the Zip-tie really tight. Grip the end of the zip-tie from the side as it comes out of the lock. Twist the tool to pull the zip-tie tight. It provides a mechanical advantage and really cinches them down tight.