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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Just ordered the revised version from Design cycles:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:48 am 
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Tate Labs has released the BarFly version 1.1.
1/8th turn lock, computer sits slightly lower, and the price has been lowered to $25:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/01/07/bar-fly-1-1-garmin-cycling-computer-mount-updated/

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:07 am 
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It also allows positioning straight or 90degrees from normal, to allow you to use whatever other garmin that shares the mount but not the orientation.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Rippin wrote:
Tate Labs has released the BarFly version 1.1.
1/8th turn lock, computer sits slightly lower, and the price has been lowered to $25:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/01/07/bar-fly-1-1-garmin-cycling-computer-mount-updated/


Definitely an attractive price and an improvement on the original design but this Barfly; the revised Design Cycles mount; and the SRAM mount all have the same basic problem for me in that by moving to accommodate all Garmin options with one standard mount, they position a Garmin 500 much further out from the stem face plate than I prefer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Got my 2 barfly mounts for my Edge800 today via mail.
Like them!
USD45,- incl shipping for 2 ;-) Via Ebay (new).

Mounted them on the MTB and the C59... fits nice and feels solid!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:18 pm 
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I've recently received my mount from tillquist: I ordered the FSA plasma mount and put it on my Pro Stealth EVO integrated bars - works great.

In comparison to the racewaredirect mount, it is far superior: lighter, smaller, and holds the garmin better.

The RWD version is loose, and rattles unless I use one of my daughters' rubber hair bands around the base, which makes the garmin difficult to remove. (I've tried it with 3 different garmins, and none of my other mounts have this issue)

I contacted Martyn about my issues, and he volunteered to replace it with a new mount when he got more of them in, but I haven't heard anything in a month or so. (edit - please note that Martyn has contacted me, and is shipping out a replacement mount today.)

Only downside I see with the tillquist version is that it's CNC'd silver, slightly more expensive, and I need to paint it black to match the bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:53 pm 
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I got the older Design Cycles mount a few months ago for my Edge 500. Limited time on the road, but it works great so far. Positive engagement (not as pronounced a click as with the Gramin brand, however), very solid, no vibration and excellent positioning. All I need now are bifocal lenses for my cycling glasses (I'm getting very presbyopic) and I am all set!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:19 am 
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I just got a Barfly for $20 from MEC. I'm actually a little dissapointed.


With the standard Garmin mount, there is a definite "click" when the Garmin is positioned properly. But with the Barfly, it never clicks although it is secure. As a result, I find myself constantly looking down to see if it is straight or not.



Is K edge, Sram or Garmins barfly mount any better? Or any idea on how I could tune mine to click straight?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:19 am 
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Any pictures of how an EDGE 500 looks on the new Garmin mount? Does it sit flush with and close to the stem like the RWD does?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Might be missing the forest for the trees by wanting a 'click' :noidea:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:51 pm 
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I've had no issues with my Fliploc. Super fast shipping.

Only concern was placing it over the bars since you have to really open it wide. Once I decided it wasn't going to break it slipped right over with no problems.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Ordered my RWD mount a few days ago, I notice from a few photos that the clamp/appearance is ridged, has anyone sanded theres down smooth? also, is the bolt replacable with a nylon or alu one?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:33 am 
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A suggestion for Martyn @ RWD:
How about doing a simple bar and stem mount for the GoPro? U will make a killing providing an alternative to the Kedge thing!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:16 am 
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drmutley wrote:
A suggestion for Martyn @ RWD:
How about doing a simple bar and stem mount for the GoPro? U will make a killing providing an alternative to the Kedge thing!


We already have a gopro bar and seat rail mount designed. You can see a picture on the front page of our website. Final testing is being done today so all being well they will be for sale in around 2 weeks.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:02 pm 
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RaceWareDirect wrote:
drmutley wrote:
A suggestion for Martyn @ RWD:
How about doing a simple bar and stem mount for the GoPro? U will make a killing providing an alternative to the Kedge thing!


We already have a gopro bar and seat rail mount designed. You can see a picture on the front page of our website. Final testing is being done today so all being well they will be for sale in around 2 weeks.

Martyn

haha I should've checked! Well done! :-)


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