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Old 08-06-15, 02:38 PM
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phone mounts for handlebars

What do you folks use and like for mounting your phone to your handlebars? I'm looking for a mount that can move easily between my too-many bikes.

I have an iphone 4. (Don't laugh.) I'll replace it when it stops working. The replacement might be an iphone 5, but it's not time to decide.
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Originally Posted by noglider
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I have a generic phone holder that up I picked up for $25 at my LBS. It is ok but I would not go out of my way to get it again.

The thing that makes your requirements interesting is that you want to be able to move it between bike. Most mount with a clamp and screw set up. I am not sure what kind of set up would make it easy to transfer between bikes.
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I see the Minoura mount suits my needs, so maybe I'll use that. Thanks.
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Quadlock.

https://www.quadlockcase.com

Work great.

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Originally Posted by JohnJ80
Quadlock.

Quad Lock ? iPhone Bike Mounts

Work great.

J.
Yup, those are excellent but highly expensive. And I need a different case for each model phone. But thanks for the reminder. Maybe others will be glad to know of it.
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Originally Posted by noglider
What do you folks use and like for mounting your phone to your handlebars? I'm looking for a mount that can move easily between my too-many bikes.

I have an iphone 4. (Don't laugh.) I'll replace it when it stops working. The replacement might be an iphone 5, but it's not time to decide.
iPhone 4, you are in luck, seriously. Read my thread here.

I have no no connection to the vendor or manufacturer. Just a happy product owner.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Yup, those are excellent but highly expensive. And I need a different case for each model phone. But thanks for the reminder. Maybe others will be glad to know of it.
Actually, I just use the universal mount and stick it on whatever case I have at the time. Much cheaper that way.

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Thanks, @dark matter. Interestingly minimalist. I've used similar things, and with an iphone and other phones that are nearly all screen, it necessarily blocks some of the screen, and this minimizes that problem. Nite Ize has lots of innovative things. Unfortunately, I don't expect these silicone and rubbery things to last all that long.

And thank you, too, @Fog_Man.
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Originally Posted by dark matter
The monthly BTWD schwag is one of these. I look forward to getting this as a am attempting to bike all the streets where I live and am using My Tracks on the phone to make sure I don't miss any streets. This is going to be a big help. I hope it works well.
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Originally Posted by JohnJ80
Quadlock.

Quad Lock ? iPhone Bike Mounts

Work great.

J.
Two thumbs up. Apart from being a bit on the pricey side.
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$$15 bucks at Target . Wallets goes in zipper compartment and phone works great through the clear plastic. Did I mention it's 15 bucks?
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Originally Posted by JohnJ80
Actually, I just use the universal mount and stick it on whatever case I have at the time. Much cheaper that way.

J.
I got one with the sticky tape. The instructions said the tape was incompatible with the plastic of my iPhone case. No problem, I sanded a spot on the case and removed all the sticky tape, gave the plastic substrate a good sanding. and used Ultra Bond super glue. So far, so good. It holds my iPhone 6 securely through all the potholes.
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This one has been great for my 5S. Took a spill this AM on some loose gravel and phone was fine....

Satechi Bikemate Slim Case 3 for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, BlackBerry Torch, HTC E...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0T674..._Blv-vbW8HB5TX
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Oh yeah, $10 and free prime shipping.


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This one has been great for my 5S. Took a spill this AM on some loose gravel and phone was fine....

Satechi Bikemate Slim Case 3 for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, BlackBerry Torch, HTC E...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006N0T674..._Blv-vbW8HB5TX
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That's $10 on Amazon...


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Oh yeah, $10 and free prime shipping.
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+1 on Nite Ize Handlband. I purchased from PB, but also just noticed it at Walmart.

Cheap, easy to work with. There's two slits in it where you can zip tie it to secure it to the stem, which works for me. I don't have to worry about it getting snatched up, just unmount celly and roll.
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Just picked up this one on Amazon:

[h=1]JEBSENS - CGNT4 New ClipGRIP Stemcap Bike Mount Holder with ClipGrip Case for Samsung Note 4 IV[/h]
So far, its been flawless! A bit pricey, but a nice slimline case and the stem mount works fine. Case locks on to the mount with a slide clip, and you just tighten the stem bolt to increase/decrease tension for viewing angle. Don't know if they make it for other phones or not, but it works great for the Note 4.
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Topeak mount for iPhone 4 at REI less than $15 on closeout:

Topeak RideCase II for iPhone 4/4S - 2014 Closeout - REI.com
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I bought the Flash Handlebar case from Altgear.com about three years ago when I had my iPhone 4. The nice thing I like about it is that it works with or without a phone case on the phone. All the others that I looked at required you to remove any case you have on your phone before it will even fit in their mount. It's really good at keeping the rain out, but is not waterproof. The case clip that attaches to the handlebar mount also acts as a belt clip, when you slide it out of the mount, so you can clip it on to your belt or cycling shorts. I now have an iPhone 5c, with a shock case on it, and it fits in the Flash quite nicely. The clear plastic cover does not obstruct your screen nor do you have to open the case to use the touchscreen features. The only think I would have added to this case is a way to charge the phone while it's in the case.
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Originally Posted by JohnJ80
Quadlock.

Quad Lock ? iPhone Bike Mounts

Work great.

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They're great. I have a mount on the stem of each bike and a Spigen case with the little mounting ring stuck to the back of it. I also bought more rings for future phone cases.
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Originally Posted by retlod
They're great. I have a mount on the stem of each bike and a Spigen case with the little mounting ring stuck to the back of it. I also bought more rings for future phone cases.
I use quad lock as well. I have a iphone 6 with a lifeproof waterproof/battery case. I also bought the press on attachment for my bike with the mount for the stem. Then when I get other bikes I just need to but the stem mount.
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I am very happy with my RokForm mount.
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Another vote for the Quadlock case and mount. I have mine attached to an out front extension and it has been great. Makes for a good system if you want to move the out front extension up and record video.

Used it with an iphone6 and hyperlapse app last winter to document a tour from Santa Cruz, CA to Lemoore, CA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ufQGhxcw5Q
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