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Old 03-17-21, 07:30 PM
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Garmin mounts on retro bars...

Usually I don't bother with a Garmin when I ride my retro bikes, however I am riding in a vintage bike ride that will need navigation. The ride is over varying surfaces including gravel, I'm not keen on using the o-ring style of mount as I'd like something more secure. Given my retro bars are 25.4 and most mounts fit 31.8, has anybody found a suitable mount?

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I use my o ring Garmin mounts on vintage bars; lots of gravel ridden with never a problem.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I use my o ring Garmin mounts on vintage bars; lots of gravel ridden with never a problem.
Thanks for the info, I've never tried. Do you fit it on top of your bars or on the stem?
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Originally Posted by AUPedla View Post
Thanks for the info, I've never tried. Do you fit it on top of your bars or on the stem?
Both but usually on the bars. The mount won’t often fit flush but it will stay pretty secure.
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I’ve done many miles, including unpaved surfaces, with a garmin mount on the stem.
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I have this cheap one on my Bottecchia and my Trek. Had to put some rubber strips but they work just fine.
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Originally Posted by AUPedla View Post
Usually I don't bother with a Garmin when I ride my retro bikes, however I am riding in a vintage bike ride that will need navigation. The ride is over varying surfaces including gravel, I'm not keen on using the o-ring style of mount as I'd like something more secure. Given my retro bars are 25.4 and most mounts fit 31.8, has anybody found a suitable mount?

I run the Garmin full time, if there is a mishap, it may prove your side of the story. Anyway, I have Garmin out front mounts, Sram and K Edge 31.8, the Garmin comes with inserts for 25.4 and I use clear tubing for the K Edge insert on 25.4. The O ring mount has also always worked just fine too on new to me bikes until I get a permanent one on them.
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... the Garmin comes with inserts for 25.4
Thanks, I had better go and check my Garmin box of bits. I didn't even think to look there.
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Originally Posted by AUPedla View Post
Thanks, I had better go and check my Garmin box of bits. I didn't even think to look there.
If you don't, HD for clear or black tubing to roll your own.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
If you don't, HD for clear or black tubing to roll your own.
I found the Garmin insert and it fits perfect. I'm not a fan of the chunky Garmin mount however it is secure.
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Christmas came with a Wahoo Roam under the tree for me. I ran into the same issue but a spacer from Amazon worked perfectly even though it was meant for a 26 bar, it fit on the 26.4 Cinelli.
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Originally Posted by AUPedla View Post
I found the Garmin insert and it fits perfect. I'm not a fan of the chunky Garmin mount however it is secure.
Agreed on both counts, I have a Cycliq Fly 12 hang off the bottom, cameras front and rear full time to go with the Garmin and lights front and rear 24/7.

Regardless of laws any one and all of these can help with/win a lawsuit.

Maybe time for a K Edge $$$.
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I'm using the little O-ring mounted one on the stem. Least obtrusive and I'm not interested in looking at it often.
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