Garmin mount

bikeit65
bikeit65 Posts: 995
edited January 2014 in Workshop
I use the Garmin Edge 200 which is mounted on the bike stem, but it moves about when out on the bike everything is fitted as per the instructions, so anyone got any fixes for this?
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    check it has the little rubber thingymajig under the mount to stop it moving about (bottom right in pic)

    garmin-mounts-med.jpg?w=430&h=430&a=7

    or buy a dedicated mount...

    Sram do a cheapish one these days, for 31.8mm bars

    http://www.wiggle.com/sram-road-garmin- ... ter-mount/

    and there are others too
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  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    ^^^^

    I got this exact one as above suggests. so much better than stem mounting. You get a lot better view of it when on the lower grips. I actually think it clicks in better than the standard garmin mount so I know its not going to fall off.
  • I used to have the SRAM one, but recently 'upgraded' to the K-Edge one (http://www.merlincycles.com/k-edge-comp ... 65970.html). The SRAM one was annoying me as it flexed a little too much when pushing buttons on the unit. This K-Edge one; although more expensive, is a lot more sturdy and looks tons better in Red.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    markynulty wrote:
    I used to have the SRAM one, but recently 'upgraded' to the K-Edge one (http://www.merlincycles.com/k-edge-comp ... 65970.html). The SRAM one was annoying me as it flexed a little too much when pushing buttons on the unit. This K-Edge one; although more expensive, is a lot more sturdy and looks tons better in Red.
    maddog 2 wrote:
    or buy a dedicated mount...

    Sram do a cheapish one these days, for 31.8mm bars

    http://www.wiggle.com/sram-road-garmin- ... ter-mount/

    and there are others too

    But note that none of these are in any way actually necessary. Either, as Maddog says, you are missing the rubber insert bit or you need to use shorter O rings. There's nothing at all wrong with the standard mounts.
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  • meursault
    meursault Posts: 1,433
    Also have the SRAM mount and had no issues at all. Plus it looks cool and positions it in a better place.
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  • +1 for the k-edge mount.Nicely made and sits the Garmin in a (slightly) better position to glance down at.
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    The little rubber thingymajig under the mount is in place but due to the shape of the stem it does not sit fully, where does one get shorter O rings.
    The stem is similar in shape to the one below.
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/STPX3DF/pl ... orged-stem
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
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  • Bikeit65 wrote:
    where does one get shorter O rings.

    They come with the Garmin. You normally get two sets; one longer and one shorter as such.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    I found the o-rings on my mount a little too big so used the o-rings on crud roadracers which tightened things up. I can chuck a couple in the post if needed.
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    or cut a few squares of old inner tube and put that underneath?

    The out front mounts are a good idea, as they allow you to look at the numbers by just moving your eyes, and nowadays they aren't silly money.
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  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Took the mount off the stem and the O ring bands are stretched, so anyone know if i can get two new O ring bands for the mount its the larger bands that come with the computer.
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    Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • NeXXus
    NeXXus Posts: 854
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    Took the mount off the stem and the O ring bands are stretched, so anyone know if i can get two new O ring bands for the mount its the larger bands that come with the computer.
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    Generally they are mean to stretch..
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  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Do you know what size they are?
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  • I bought a bar fly 2.0 mount and I find it much easier to use than the standard mount. The computer is in a much more natural place for you to just glance at it than it was when on the bars