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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sheridon13, May 22, 2010.

  1. sheridon13

    sheridon13 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Well I was finally able to come up with secure way to mount my Eris to my Road bike, although I believe it is secure enough to work on a mountain bike to but I will have to try that later.

    I had been looking for a while to find a way to attach my Eris to my bike without the use of bulky devices like the universal one from the bike store. I finally saw the Shell / Holster Combo at Verizon and decided to give it a try.

    I purchased the Combo from Verizon for $23. Here is a link to the Combo.

    I have attached pictures. This Combo seems very durable so I think it is a good fit for this job. It says the phone is supposed to be faced in, but the holster doesn't appear to be causing any problems with the phone its just a snug fit. Which is what I want anyway.

    This is a pic of the holster only, I drilled 2 holes at the bottom of it to run a Zip tie for a more secure attachment.


    I will of course trim the zip ties but this is from the side. The clip on this holster is very firmly attached to the rest of the holster. I tried to pull it off and it was unwilling to budge.


    The final Look!


    The hole unit barely moves when the Zip ties are pulled tight. I am going on my first ride with this setup later today or tomorrow when it stops raining.

    Hope this helps everyone!:D

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  2. Ebaneezor

    Ebaneezor Well-Known Member

    universal arm band?
  3. sheridon13

    sheridon13 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Well after 3 rides and 40+ miles the mount hasn't moved a bit and holds my eris nice and snug.
  4. pixel8tor

    pixel8tor Newbie

    OK, that is cool...
  5. steelersfan

    steelersfan Newbie

    minimalism .. gotta love it. Have a get up similar on my mountain bike
  6. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    I'm going to have to try this... I'm currently biking 24 miles to work each way, and using "My Tracks" to track my stats. This would be a great way to get a feel for how I'm doing while I'm riding.
  7. jps

    jps Well-Known Member

    :eek: thats like 1400 miles a month, crazy!
  8. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    Since I only work 5 days a week, it's more like 1050...
  9. CrazyKnight128

    CrazyKnight128 Well-Known Member

    Thats still alot dude i would never ride my bike that many miles a month, Props to you man you must have legs of steel.

    OP nice setup i like.
  10. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    Getting that way. It's my way of trying to lose weight.
  11. astrostrat89

    astrostrat89 Member

    thinking the same thing. that and some BT headphones would be great
  12. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert

    do you leave for work 4 hours early or something? lol
  13. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    I would have to leave the night before....
  14. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    Nicely done sheridan13! I have mine set up with an armband but I like your idea better. I have the same holster but never use it. This would be perfect.

    Edit: I think I'll drill a hole in the back of holster for the speaker. I play music on it while I ride but don't like wearing headphones. It's actually loud enough to hear, even on rough trails.
  15. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    That's pretty slick. Do you think there would be any negative effects from vibrations and uneven roads? I would be concerned about damage.

    Good for you. I've lost 35 lbs in the last year (now 209 lbs) but my torture of choice is running. I do a 5k every month.
  16. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Yeah... me too.
    I probably walk about 5k's a month. MAybe more sometimes:p
  17. sheridon13

    sheridon13 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Well, I have only gone on 3 rides with it and it is mounted to a road bike atm.... but I haven't had any issues yet. I dont think it would be any worse than say running with it in your pocket. The phone doesn't move really at all. It doesn't move in the mount, the mount may move a little if the zip ties aren't tightened good though.

    I also use Mytracks and it works great. I go biking and go Geocaching at the same time and with this mount it make using both applications great. Keeps track of my route and I can track my distance to different geocaches at the same time.
  18. sheridon13

    sheridon13 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    THANKS!... I may also have to look into drilling a hole for the speaker. Nice idea!
  19. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    2 hours early. But I'm getting faster. I'm currently making the bike in about 1 hour 45 minutes. I'm hoping to make it in less than an hour when I really get in shape.
  20. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    I hate running with a passion that I could not completely get across here... Although I was informed a few years ago that I have high arches which would make running difficult if not adjusted for... and that was AFTER four years in the Marines.

    That being said, I've lost about 5 pounds so far, but I'm benched this week due to rain... BAH!
  21. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    I tell you what I'm going to look for a holster now so that I can make one of these for my bike.
  22. Gotta Be Mac

    Gotta Be Mac Member

    You guys should try out Run Keeper on the android market. It's free, and tracks a ton of different aspects of your run/bike and other modes of excercise. Best part is that it uploads your sessions to it's website for you to break down through charts, like for instance it shows how much elevation I biked, so I can see that my 5th mile was slower due to a lot of incline. Also if you're into facebook it will automatically post it on your page if you wish. Great application, makes great maps.
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  23. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    Wow that's great, I'm going to have to put together a set up like that on my Bike and give run keeper a try.

    Is there an app that would work as a speedometor/odometor as well?
  24. burdiman

    burdiman Lurker

    I like SportyPal - it gives you all the info you need and shows your rides on a map (online) where you can also see the speed you went during any particular point of the ride by mousing over that section. (very cool).

    I tried Endomondo but it was very glitchy...it would show my top speed as 600 miles an hour sometimes.

    Sportypal works for biking, running, etc...

    I don't work for them or know anyone there I just like the app.


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