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    GPS Mount for Lefty

    Any recommendations for a best Etrex Vista HCX mount on a Lefty Cannondale stem.

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    Uh...

    Quote Originally Posted by XCProphet View Post
    Any recommendations for a best Etrex Vista HCX mount on a Lefty Cannondale stem.
    Zip ties? The standard Garmin mount?

    I fail to see how that is any different than any other fork/bar setup.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Zip ties? The standard Garmin mount?

    I fail to see how that is any different than any other fork/bar setup.



    Except you have and are showing an EDGE 305. his model doesn't have a 'standard garmin' mount.

    Most people I see that use the Etrex just stash the unit in a jersey pocket.

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    I use a RAM mount on my stem, I assume it would work with a lefty...

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    Garmin used to make a bike mount for this GPS, but doesn't look like it does anymore. It still makes the "Rail Mount Adapter" but it looks like you have to buy one of the other mounting kits to get the appropriate battery cover to use with the "Rail Mount Adapter" to put it on a bike's handlebars. The attachment of the battery cover to the GPS was weaker than the connection from the mount to the battery cover, as I recall.

    IIRC, a lot of people have had problems with the older etrex on bikes related to the reliability of the electronics, which might be why Garmin doesn't sell an outright bike mount kit anymore. It has to do with the battery connection springs connection to the circuit board not being designed for this use. They bounce and it cuts power to the receiver. This is another reason why a lot of folks toss their etrex into a pack or pocket.

    These is probably big reasons why the new etrexes (and the Oregons and Dakotas) have a new mount system that works a whole lot better.

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