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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:03 am 
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Just got this stem from Kwalker (thanks!) and though it's a piece of art imo, it's unusually bulky. I can't really use the barfly in front of it as the front piece bulges out - I had to tilt the mount up quite a bit and exploit this small depression at the top to twist the garmin unit in or out.

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It covers up the entire mounting area of the Vuka sprint bars, and any out-front mount will be forced to clamp down on the wing-shaped area. I had to file down the width of the barfly and it'll still be warped sideways when clamping it down. The garmin unit is thus tilted.

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I like the cockpit but I can't live with mounting the unit on the stem, so be prepared for some modifications to be made if you chose to use the stem...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:39 am 
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Or you can just talk nicely to Tillquist about a mount that connects to the facepate bolts...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:29 pm 
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I don't think the Vuka Sprint was designed with any of the 'out-front' Garmin mounts in mind. The new SL-70 (updated version of the Vuka Sprint) has more round area for the mounts to clamp on to.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:00 am 
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Tillquist declined to make one for my previous SL145 previously though. So now I'll have to change to new bars to suit the stem lol...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:17 am 
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I use a SRAM garmin Mount on my Vukasprint and it fits nicely cause its a bit longer and
also the mounting onto the handlebar is narrower


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:36 pm 
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I can attest to the new SL-70 aero bars being a lot easier to accommodate a garmin mount! Still, I didn't have issues with mounts on my Vukasprints.

I've got one of the aforementioned SRAM mounts I could swap you for you Barfly though :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:45 pm 
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You wouldn't want my barfly, I had sanded it down here and there in many areas and I've no doubt it'll break someday travelling over a rough patch ha. Thanks for the heads up on the Sram mount, I'll give that a shot.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:23 pm 
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You could try with one of the edge1000 specific mounts. The K-edge version should work


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:33 am 
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I tried to fit a k-edge before and the metal will certainly bite into the rounded part at the bottom, so I've just ordered a sram mount to try. I also emailed raceware about a potential custom mount and they replies in a few hours saying it'll costs £60 to customise a design that fixes onto the faceplate bolts like Tillquist's and £30 for the mount itself. That's a third of the cost of my Edge 510...

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Hmm I got the same stem and just purchased the k-edge mount. Hoping I won't have a problem.


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@Darceking if you don't use the SL145 or SL Sprint stem you should be ok. Otherwise...

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