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Has anyone ever broken the bands that hold your Garmin to the stem?

Old 09-13-12, 05:51 PM
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Has anyone ever broken the bands that hold your Garmin to the stem?

I just received my 500 in the mail and damn those butt ****ers are on there INSANELY tight. Feels like they're beyond their limit, but the mount is with out a doubt VERY tight and sturdy. I just don't want this thing flying off my bike the first bump I hit. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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No but stretching industrial rubber bands reminds me of this one time at jail
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
No but stretching industrial rubber bands reminds me of this one time at jail
Sounds more interesting than my post... go on.
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They come in different sizes. They don't need to be THAT tight. They do tend to get stretched out with use. They are durable though and inexpensive to replace - check eBay.
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If you use them for their intended purpose I don't think there's any way you could break them. I even used the big ones to replace the flimsy ones that came with my profile design bottle cages
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If they are too tight then your deforming the plastic mount which will eventually break the non-replaceable tabs on the back of your GPS.
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Well, if it helps it's installed on a stock Cannondale C3 stem. I'm sure someone can chime in here with experiences??
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No, but they do stretch out. Now I use a Barfly to hold my garmin. I like that much better.
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Originally Posted by DevinL View Post
Well, if it helps it's installed on a stock Cannondale C3 stem. I'm sure someone can chime in here with experiences??
i have it on my C3 stem, if you use the big bands(little ones are for handlebars) they fit perfect
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Originally Posted by Elduderino2412 View Post
i have it on my C3 stem, if you use the big bands(little ones are for handlebars) they fit perfect
I have the same stem, i'll 2nd this advice.
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Originally Posted by ruindd View Post
I have the same stem, i'll 2nd this advice.

Thanks guys. That's one hell of a fit. They do seem to stretch. At first glance, I was definitely worried about them snapping after hitting a bump or cold weather. They seem to be rather strong though.
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Originally Posted by DevinL View Post
I just received my 500 in the mail and damn those butt ****ers are on there INSANELY tight. Feels like they're beyond their limit, but the mount is with out a doubt VERY tight and sturdy. I just don't want this thing flying off my bike the first bump I hit. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Go online and buy longer O-rings if the ones Garmin provides are too tight for your application.

You may have noticed that Garmin included a little note in the bag with the o-rings they provide, saying that it you want other sizes to buy EPDM rubber O-rings. They are widely available in a vast array of sizes from a fraction of an inch to several inches.

And cheap too!
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3rd!
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Are you asking about zip ties?
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I broke one putting it on a stem, the unit comes with a bunch of them though....I don't think you'd have to worry too much about them just snapping while riding along. Eventually though....everything breaks.
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I haven't.
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