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    Who can name this device?

    Okay I'm kind of a newbie, so bear with me here. This also isn't exactly an "electronic" so bear with me again. I like to bike long distances, and I don't have a gps or anything fancy like that, so I map out all the mileage on MapMyRide.com and write all the directions in VERY small handwriting so it can all fit on one index card. Then I tape the index card to my bike bar and follow the directions. But I have to squint and stop riding frequently to make out the words. My dad told me that there was a framelike device made for this type of thing that holds paper directions legibly out in front of the rider and that they make some that scroll down too, if you roll it. Does anyone know what this is called or where I can get one?

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    Perhaps a map/chart magnifier? Or a fresnel lens?

    http://www.magnifier.com/index.html
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    I use ridewithGPS and it allows me to print out a very readable cue sheet that I clip to my handlebars with a Cue-Clip.
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    I also bought a plastic map holder that velcros to my handlebars for about $10-12, but I decided the cue-clip was better and easier to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladore View Post
    Okay I'm kind of a newbie, so bear with me here. This also isn't exactly an "electronic" so bear with me again. I like to bike long distances, and I don't have a gps or anything fancy like that, so I map out all the mileage on MapMyRide.com and write all the directions in VERY small handwriting so it can all fit on one index card. Then I tape the index card to my bike bar and follow the directions. But I have to squint and stop riding frequently to make out the words. My dad told me that there was a framelike device made for this type of thing that holds paper directions legibly out in front of the rider and that they make some that scroll down too, if you roll it. Does anyone know what this is called or where I can get one?
    Do you have a smartphone? I use mine (android razor) as a gps mounted to my handlebars using a universal mount. When its bad weather, I put it in my pocket, and plug the earphones in for turn by turn directions. Couldn't ask for better, and can update MapMyRun from the phone!
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    cue sheet holder
    If you search for that term on google, there are some commercial ones

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    Cue sheet holder or map holder sounds right. I have also seen top tube bags & stem bags with transparent pockets on top for this purpose.

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    Your dad was probably thinking of the roll chart holders that enduro moto guys use:

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