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Old 07-08-24, 12:03 PM
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Handlebar mount for PC keyboard

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Anyone have any solutions for a handlebar-mounted keyboard tray? I run Zwift using a PC, a Saris H3, and a curved gaming monitor that is a few feet from the edge of my handlebars. I have a large cubby-organizer to the right that serves as a tabletop surface for me to put keyboard, mouse, phone, snacks.

I multi task quite a bit on Zwift (work email, surfing the web etc) and require the use of a keyboard. I don't like having to twist to the right a bit to use it. Any ideas? Most of the dedicated ipad holders I've seen are a bit extra for my purpose, I literally only need it to hold a keyboard. The garmin is mounted on the stem.
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back when i was in the garage i had a vise in front of my bike. i mounted a wide piece of wood on it and l sat a laptop on it. this pic shows what i mean. water bottle and laptop are on it in the photo. being indoors now i have yet to devise anything. have been contemplating a swinging arm from the wall near by with a keyboard on it. seems a bit of overkill thoghl

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back when i was in the garage i had a vise in front of my bike. i mounted a wide piece of wood on it and l sat a laptop on it. this pic shows what i mean.
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What's the plant's username on zwift?

I have my keyboard on my bench next to my bike. It's pretty far to reach, I have to lean over. Fortunately I have a rocker plate that feels stable enough to lean that far.

I should probably just go back to the mini wireless keyboard. It's good enough for zwift, but I'm not exactly a zwift power user. I want to mount the keyboard to my monitor, but it's a bit too much of a project for right now.

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i nearly killed that plant over the winter. its a jasmine and does not do well under 20F so i move it in the garage. i only needed to ride in the garage for a week while my daughter visited over Christmas break. then back inside and out of sight out of mind. poor plant. only has about 5 leaves now.

i use the keyboard not for zwift but for other stuff like navigating pdf files or the net while doing Z1/Z2 sessions. and it is really nice having the mouse nearby. i really need to get that setup done this summer in prep for winter.
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I've found a couple open 3D printable mounts that would be great, thing is, I don't have a 3D printer.

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I've found a couple open 3D printable mounts that would be great, thing is, I don't have a 3D printer.
try your local library. mine actually has this ability. just never did it. they even have the SW to design stuff.
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great suggestion! thank you!
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The part I worry about making myself is the handlebar clamps. I think I would start with an Aluminum Bike Handlebar Extender from amazon. Weird caps because I copied from an amazon listing. There are approximately 50 million of them on amazon, take your pick.
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