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Old 05-05-14, 05:05 PM
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Mounting a Bluetooth Speaker to Bicycle?

Hello, I want to mount a Braven BRV-1 bluetooth speaker to my bicycle (which is a pretty generic beach cruiser). This particular speaker does not come with any hardware to support a mount. Does anyone have any ideas or experience for mounting things to their bike? Note the speaker would have to be easily detached from the bike as well to recharge. Thanks in advance for your help, I'd really like to figure this out.

The BRV-1:
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Mount a basket to bike, put speaker in basket.
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Old 05-05-14, 05:20 PM
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Cute idea but i'm thinking of something that may clamp or grip the speaker somehow, not sure if it exists.
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Take a couple of the screws out of the speaker grill and fab up a sheet metal hook that you can zip tie to the handlebars.
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Well, you could also use some industrial strength Velcro...
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Giant zip ties is probably the best idea yet, though id have to cut them after every ride -.-
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Giant zip ties is probably the best idea yet, though id have to cut them after every ride -.-
Not if they are made of velcro VELCRO® Brand One-Wrap® Ties for Cables and More
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Only issue is with those velcro straps is the speaker can still slide around and fall over i fear.
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IDK do you know what is inside the case that you would hit when you drill a hole?


Are you any kind of fabricator? & have a home shop to make things ?


I dont need a recording, I get looks, though, when I am whistling the Head-tunes I know, as I ride .
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I had a local metal guy weld a bracket for my Bose Soundlink Mini:
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If I were doing this, I'd consider using the same method I use for attaching my smartphone to my bikes:

Order a Topeak F66 Fixer from your vendor of choice. It looks like this:



Buy a Topeak "Handy E Pack." It's the least expensive of the packs. It's shape does not matter. The goal is to use a razor blade to cut off the mounting on the back. Then glue said mounting to your speaker. Now your speaker has a quick-release mount to the stem. Try an F55 Fixer if you prefer to mount to your handlebar instead.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good photo to share of my glued mount. I only have this one which features a battery pack:



Have Fun!

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I'm not sure how big this is, but what about fabricating a velcro harness to mount it bento-box style? or even putting it in a mesh top bento-box?

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Why not get a saddle pouch thats big enough you can put it underneath your saddle and ride no welding
​​​or any diy just buy it and have a fun ride
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I had a local metal guy weld a bracket for my Bose Soundlink Mini:
i would not mess with mounting a speaker to my bike because i don't think everyone wants to hear my music. but that is certainly professional looking. Sharp!
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i don't think everyone wants to hear my music.
That's where you're wrong. J/K I don't ride my bike so I can listen to music, watch TV or do my taxes. Seems almost sacrilegious to be blasting vulgar rap music out of a speaker while I'm riding, that's the exact kind of stuff I'm seeking to avoid when I go on bike rides.
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Some of the Braven speakers are Go-Pro mount compatible. For those that are not there is Go-Pro mount adapter plate that may work.
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Not sure if buying a new speaker is an option but I have been using a UE BOOM2 for awhile and I love it.
Has great sound and it is shaped like a beer can so it fits perfectly in a bottle cage. I don’t think it would ever fall out but I also secure it with a rubber band just to be on the safe side.
Waterproof and shock resistant is a big bonus.
Pretty sure they are around $100 now.
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Oops.
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Oops.
5 year old thread
Yep. Thread closed.
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