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    Garmin Nuvi 360 handlebar mount?

    I bought my wife a Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS and she's been really happy with it, navigating around Boston and environs.

    But it is so small and light (4"x3"x1", 5 ounces) and has such a great screen that it would be spectacular as a bike GPS. Except there's no mount. The RAM motorcycle mount is mighty bulky, and about $40.

    Anyone cobble something together? Setting something up with the stock suction cup mount is possible but there must be a more elegant solution.


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    I'm hoping to do the same thing for a dc-phili bike trip. Auto routing would be nice. Can you exclude highways with the Nuvi or predetermine the route?
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    I found a few options on ebay.
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    My buddy bit the bullet and bought the mount. It's heavy, but you don't have to worry about it coming off when you hit a bump.

    You cannot preassign a route (unless someone knows something I don't) but you can set it for no highways etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorer75 View Post
    My buddy bit the bullet and bought the mount. It's heavy, but you don't have to worry about it coming off when you hit a bump.

    You cannot preassign a route (unless someone knows something I don't) but you can set it for no highways etc....
    Which mount?
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    This one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Motorcycle-Bike-...QQcmdZViewItem

    There is a cheaper smaller one on Ebay but he wanted one that the unit "could" not fall out of when hitting a bump. He's also not a weight weenie ans was very satisfied with their ship time.

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    I've run into a similar problem as far as gps mounting goes. I have a Garmin c330, I5, and an I3, All of which I love but none of which seem robust enough to withstand bicycle vibrations and being exposed to the elements. The devices made for otorcycles are tough and waterproof but expensive! So I looked and researched and I think I've found the perfect solution- Mapping handhelds from Garmin ie eTrex or Rino or one of those. They are made for hiking, are waterproof and shock proof and you can actually buy a bike mount for them! Im loading maps into my eTrex Venture CX right now.

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    Fred
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    I have a Vista CX and will soon be selling it to get an HCx (which has the high sensitivity receiver). But the Nuvi's touch screen is much more convenient.

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