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  1. RainbowVomit

    RainbowVomit Member

    So i've been wanting to use my EVO on my bicycle for directions because i moved to a new town and am horrible with directions :p I've searched around but couldn't find anything except crappy universal bicycle mounts (the kinds with the clamps or just a bag with a window in it...) so i decided to make my own :D

    i started by getting one of those and a body glove evo case from sprint.

    as you can see, the universal case sucks. the only thing holding the evo in place were these mats [​IMG]

    so decided to get rid of them in a proper fashion
    [​IMG] and rip out the pieces that hold the bike mount attachment to the actual handlebars
    after taking that out i drilled holes into the body glove case and attached the holder. attach a little duct tape to protect the back of my lovely evo
    [​IMG] and we're done :D

    looks great and works even better
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  2. nbm400

    nbm400 Well-Known Member

    Interesting... I've been thinking about a DIY bike mount... Does the BG case hold the EVO firmly enuff to not risk it popping out should I hit a pothole or curb or whatever?
  3. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

    No way...not without the front bezel clipped on...
  4. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member

    Thats was / is my worry as well... A ruff thump and out goes EVO... I do want something as slim and attractive as as that setup though...
  5. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    nice work
  6. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    whoa that is awesome, i might do a more stirdy permanent attachment for moutain trails, but i'll through my iPod in there first lol
  7. RainbowVomit

    RainbowVomit Member

    i live in downtown santa monica so i don't really have to worry about bad bumps, but i took it for a test drive today and rode down curbs, bumpy sidewalks, and rode over to a place with a bumpy road. had no problems the evo falling out, it was kept in there tightly.
  8. nbm400

    nbm400 Well-Known Member

    btw is your bike a fixie?
  9. RainbowVomit

    RainbowVomit Member

    of course :D fixies all the way!
  10. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

  11. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I made a DIY holder this weekend too using a Bracketron system. I like yours also. I am disappointed that the screen is so weak in direct sunlight...that kind of shot down the "bike computer" idea. That one on EBAY looks like it would work. Hong Kong? Last time I ordered some watch batteries from a seller in Hong Kong my AMEX took a $1,500 ride without me at the wheel.

    Just sayin' ;)
  12. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

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  13. suc

    suc New Member

    have you taken anylonger rides? are you still happy with this mount? Anybody else get this? The price is so good it's scary!
  14. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    I've only rode with the mount 2 times... so I can't give you any long term feedback... But from my short term usage, I would definitely recommend the mount... IMO its worth a try for $6 bucks...
  15. Brian3

    Brian3 New Member

    I decided to make my own mount since the mounts on ebay look way to cheep or to bulky and suffocating and if mine fails I can only be mad at myself. Everything for the mount cost about $15 and was purchased at Micheal's (the craft store). But I'm assuming the stuff can be found at any of the same type of stores. I used 2 rectangle pieces of wood that were just slightly bigger then the EVO. Some industrial strength velcro, some 1/8" foam (sticky on 1 side), epoxy and a clear case bought off ebay. 1st I held one piece of wood over my stem and handle bars and made some rough marks of were to cut out slots to feed the velcro through. The wood I bought was pretty easy to cut through using a razor knife with a fresh blade. After making the slots I put some strips of velcro through to do a rough fit to make sure it fit the stem/bars. 2nd I took the 2nd piece of wood and traced out where the velcro was sitting on the back side of the 1st piece of wood. I did this so the velcro would be recessed allowing for a better bonding surface between the plastic case and the wood. Once I got the 2 wood pieces fitting together I epoxyed them together and clamped them in place for a hour to get a nice tight bond. Next I took the plastic case and sanded the back side to get a rough surface to make a better bong between wood and plastic, then epoxyed the case to the wood and used some small clamps to get a tight bond once again. Lastly i put foam on the bottom side to dampen vibrations and protect the stem and bars from getting scratched. When I ride with the EVO mounted in the plastic case I also put a piece of tape down each side of the case so the top cover doesn't randomly pop off and through my phone to the pavement. Sorry about the sloppy directions, it was a pull it out of my brain as you go project.
  16. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

    I would not trust any mount that doesn't actually secure the entire phone to a mount. These clips and clamps are a BAD idea. Hit a bump right and your expensive phone WILL jettison (this I know from experience). I keep it in a leather holster on my waist and use bluetooth for pandora. MyTracks runs. I don't need to see the display while I'm riding so its fine. If you need the map up on the display, you need a very secure mount.
  17. Herf N Turf

    Herf N Turf Active Member

    This is exactly what phone insurance is for. ;)
  18. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

    Oh ya, great way to look at it. Carelessly destroy the phone. Be without a phone for the time it takes to replace it. Redo everything when you get a new phone. Perfect plan. Use the crappiest mount you can find.
  19. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    God, I have a hard enough time making myself run with my phone (To time myself) much less strapping it to a bike a taking off.

    You're all brave.

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