Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-10, 08:49 PM   #1
goodboynyc
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good cellphone bike mount?

I'm looking for a good cellphone bike mount but all I've are ones that are large enough to hold a brick.
goodboynyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-10, 06:59 PM   #2
chasmm
Senior Member
 
chasmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: '85 Rossin Super Record, '88 Specialized Sequoia, '10 Raleigh Cadent FT2, '10 Specialized Roubaix Elite
Posts: 1,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some more info might be a little helpful...

What type of phone? Are you looking for a mount that lets you use the phone on the bike, or just one that stores it in a handy location?

Charles
chasmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-10, 08:50 PM   #3
badamsjr
17yrold in 64yrold body
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got a few Topeak holders to use on my bikes, and they are a little bigger than the holder I use on my belt, but nowhere near as big as a brick!
badamsjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-10, 09:02 PM   #4
Giro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Bikes:
Posts: 501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Would a wrist mount work for you?

If the phone is small and you just use it as a phone and not as a GPS/wattage+cadence+speed+etc. data logger, you might consider a wrist or arm mount. This isolates the phone from road vibration, you can answer a call without removing it from a mount (or dropping it), buy one mount but use it on multiple bikes, and the phone stays with you when off the bike. I was quite skeptical, but when wearing this on the inside of my left wrist I almost forget the phone is there.

I got mine from http://www.jaminnov.com/index.htm My flip-style phone has a small antenna so I was able to buy his $5 special and as he states, the lettering that transferred to the clear plastic rubs off to the point it is not an issue.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg redflip..jpg (29.5 KB, 3 views)

Last edited by Giro; 07-15-10 at 09:11 PM.
Giro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-10, 09:59 PM   #5
goodboynyc
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a regular candybar phone at the moment but I plan on getting some sort of Andriod phone in the future; Which particular Andriod phone? I'm not sure. Probably something along the lines of a HTC Hero like phone.

But the armband/wrist band doesn't sound like a bad idea. Thanks.
goodboynyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-10, 06:29 AM   #6
chasmm
Senior Member
 
chasmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: '85 Rossin Super Record, '88 Specialized Sequoia, '10 Raleigh Cadent FT2, '10 Specialized Roubaix Elite
Posts: 1,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use the Topeak Handy E-Pack on my hybrid. It holds an iPhone, and if you put an extended battery pack on the iPhone it will hold that as well. You just have to stretch it a little. http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/PDAPhonePack



It comes with a strap attachment and you can get a replacement steerer cap that has the attachment built-in:



The only downside is that the display is hidden, but the phone is available for easy access.

Topeak also has several other phone packs available...you can check them out at www.topeak.com

Charles

Last edited by chasmm; 07-16-10 at 06:36 AM. Reason: correction
chasmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 PM.