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Tired of the clutter on your bars?

Old 11-19-08, 10:49 PM
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Tired of the clutter on your bars?

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It's made out of CF. I don't trust it.
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how much weight can you put on that without it slipping when hitting pot holes and bumpy pavement?
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
how much weight can you put on that without it slipping when hitting pot holes and bumpy pavement?
How much weight would you put on that?
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Old 11-19-08, 11:46 PM
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I'm thinking I can put 1kg worth of head lights on it.
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I wonder if aerobars would fit on the left of that.

I'm thinking ahead to see how I could mount my SRM headunit and aerobars at the same time.
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Old 11-20-08, 01:31 AM
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Is the mount far enough away from the bars to allow for a Garmin 705?
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Is the mount far enough away from the bars to allow for a Garmin 705?
You could always angle the mount up a little bit, then the garmin would sit above the handlebars.
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I own one of these mount, I bought mine from another source.. The actual part that connects to your bars is alloy, so it gives a solid mount.. I have put a full sized Garmin GPS Vista HCX and lockblock for a light on it.. It has just enough room for 2 items.. Works great and the price is right..

I had the FSA Carbon model and it was nowhere as secure and suffered from bouncing around quite a bit.
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This is really shameless self-advertising, Bob. But I'll let it slide since you're a titanium member.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I wonder if aerobars would fit on the left of that.
The mounting bracket is a hair under 1cm in width and can be snugged right up against the stem. This leaves room for clamp on aerobars. This was one of the first things I thought of when I saw this item.

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I'm thinking ahead to see how I could mount my SRM headunit and aerobars at the same time.
This would do the trick.
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this is really shameless self-advertising, bob. But i'll let it slide since you're a titanium member.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
This would do the trick.
it would also raise the PowerControl above the aerobars and into the wind, causing drag. This is how I'd do it:

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how much weight can you put on that without it slipping when hitting pot holes and bumpy pavement?
If you go here and scroll down a bit you can get a good look at the mounting bracket in profile. It is machined aluminum and clamps to the bar using 2 bolts that are the same ones you probably have in your stem.

So the answer is you can clamp it as tight as you can clamp your stem.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
it would also raise the PowerControl above the aerobars and into the wind, causing drag. This is how I'd do it:

Unless I'm completely missing something here, I don't see how the positioning of the SRM head would be any different from what you have pictured. The clamp has plenty of room on the bars. You can cut the carbon fiber arm to any length you want and rotate the whole shebang up or down accordingly.

I guess the big difference is that with the BDOP DASHBOARD GENIE you wouldn't have to remount the SRM head each time you installed or removed your aerobars.


Just out of curiosity, what do you all think of the name. Personally I find it hi-larious but that could just be me.
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I can't believe it's carbon! What tart would buy that? It could be made from plastic and be fine for holding your headlight!
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I didn't think of this before, but saw it on your site. You're right, this would be sweet for putting a blinky light on the rear on the seatpost or such.

Now if only it was made of plastic and not CF, it'd be a lot cheaper haha.
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it would also raise the PowerControl above the aerobars and into the wind, causing drag. This is how I'd do it:

What is being used there? I have no idea what that part is...
It looks like the same thing, but with a different orientation.
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Why aren't these devices designed to use the bolts on the stem or top cap to attach? Seems a much more elegant method. Just curious.
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so the answer to clutter on the handlebar is to attach one more thing to the handlebar?
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So the answer to clutter on the handlebar is to attach one more thing to the handlebar?
You're not attaching one *more* thing to the handlebars. You're attaching one thing to the bars, and then attaching everything else to that. Thus, there is only one thing attached to the bars...
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Why aren't these devices designed to use the bolts on the stem or top cap to attach? Seems a much more elegant method. Just curious.
Seems to me that stem caps vary from stem to stem, so one device to fit all stem caps would be nigh onto impossible.
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Why aren't these devices designed to use the bolts on the stem or top cap to attach? Seems a much more elegant method. Just curious.
They do make them but from my searches it seems they're hard to come by. I use the plastic one in the attached picture which mounts to the stem using the bolts on the stem itself. Works great - no slipping or rattling when I'm riding.
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