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How do you mount computer on bike with aerobars?(7 posts)

How do you mount computer on bike with aerobars?bimini
Jan 14, 2004 1:06 PM
I've been training with aerobars and these have become a near permanent part of my bike setup. I currently have the computer squashed between the right aerobar clamp and the stem. I like my arms close together. My left clamp is as close as possible to the stem, my right is offset about an inch and a half due to the computer.

Any good ideas on how to mount the computer so I can bring both bars in as far as possible. I have the profile split second bars so the two bars do not join together at the top. I have considered mounting them on the aerobars but then the readout would be sideways and I would have to mess with the computer mount when removing or putting on the bars.

I've been considering adding a pulse rate monitor and that would even add more clutter to the bars.

Any ideas?
Profile sells an aerobar computer mountDave Hickey
Jan 14, 2004 1:10 PM
It's a little stub the attaches to the aerobars. It cost around $10
Here it isDave Hickey
Jan 14, 2004 1:13 PM
http://www.profile-design.com/acc_KarbonGap.html
DIY cheapo method...shawndoggy
Jan 14, 2004 1:18 PM
I made a mount for my aerobars from junk I had laying around the garage. First I used a piece of PVC pipe from the sprinkler parts box to span the distance between the aero bars. Then I drilled holes in either end of the PVC Pipe. Finally, I zip tied the PVC pipe to the aero bars. Voila, a "free" aero bar computer mount.

YMMV
picture of my DIY cheapo methodshawndoggy
Jan 15, 2004 7:54 AM
mynonstandardbutelallsoegantifIdosaysomyself method...Akirasho
Jan 14, 2004 1:49 PM
... years ago, I bought one of those inexpensive one piece aerobars that you'll find in many shops across the country. It was my first experiment with an aero position (I was just getting into longer distances and wanted it more for an extra position than speed) and to a degree, was a success (used on an old Trek 800 (hybrid)... but as I became more accustomed to distances... and switched to a road bike and road position, they fell out of favor.

But, they did/do have one interesting feature... neat aluminium clamps that can be modified to fit most standard bar diameters.



... I've been able to find the mounts seperately from time to time... and have them mounted on several different bikes in different configurations (lighting on my MTBs and recumbents http://psycle-therapy.great-ride.com/homemade_lighting_systems.htm ). This is what I do on a couple of TT bikes... with a bit of scrap MTB bar (gratis from LBS "scrap" bins).




... I don't use the cycling functions on the Polar 710... the mounts can be switched around if necessary... and the 'pooters and HRMs simlpy slide onto the MTB bar extensions (a bit of pipe insulation makes up a couple HRM mounts (slots cut to accept the wrist band... which then secure the units... no problems with slippage).

Of course, other DIY methods will work... but this one looks purpose/factory built (even on close inspection thanks to my trusty Moto tool).

Be the bike.
butdidyousandthelogooff?:-). nmDave Hickey
Jan 14, 2004 2:11 PM