Humvee of bikes =Worksman
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by Michigander
I've got some cable ties, so I'll se if I can rig up a system like you described tightwad. I'll probably end up using some duct tape, but the ties should end up improving my rig over what it was before.
By the way, how do you mount your mp3 player or cd player or whatever you have? I have in the past put it in my backpack and run the cable down my arm and found it very uncomfortable. I should probably mention that the MP3 player I had last year on the Michigander broke on the first night for no reason at all, and that was only 3 days after I got it. It was nice to have something that small because it mounted so nicely on my bars, but I won't be spending another 200 bucks or more on an MP3 player until somebody makes one that will last. Thats why I want to know if anyone has a good idea for mounting a plain old cd player.
See if you can fasten the speakers together "base to base" into a single unit. Then use a zip tie to
mount the speakers at the center joint to the bars with a stiff foam pad under them on the stem
for shock. If this can't be done then you'll have to rig a speaker base to fasten to the bars.
(A good part of your problem is that you're carring to much battery weight. Consider AA battery
speakers instead. )
As to the player holder......
I used a Nashbar bag to carry the player of choice (I also use CD & cassette players as I don't
care for Ipods.) The bag has room to add padding if needed and will keep prying eyes off
your player as it zips shut. Really a nice handy bag overall.
With the player in bag at front and speakers center mounted the hookup is a easy plug n play
affair. You can also take (or change) the player with you or change it at will with my setup.
One thing for sure......
Unless you are a real clutz (I don't think you are) YOU WILL NOT NEED ANY DUCT TAPE FOR