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  • Garmin eTrex H – Bike Mount ?
  • Premier Icon tragically1969
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    Just interested what everybody uses for a bike mount for the eTrex H, the battery cover idea does not look that stable or secure to me, there has to be a more secure solution……hasn't there ?

    Premier Icon clubber
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    It works perfectly and mine's stable and secure. Don't try and re-invent the wheel!

    Premier Icon robinbetts
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    I have one for my etrex and it's great. No problems with stability, it's solid as a rock. Battery cover locks on securely. I'd recommend it, much better than getting out a pocket every time.

    Premier Icon tragically1969
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    Don't try and re-invent the wheel!

    I wasnt trying to re-invernt the wheel as such, just wondered if anybody had come accross a third party mount that didnt rely on the battery cover.

    I sort of wanted to mount it centraly round the stem really but i dont suppose it will fit round a Thomson !!

    So this is the one then ?

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Garmin_eTrex~Venture_Cx_Handlebar_Mount/5360014595/

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    These look quite good
    http://www.gpsw.co.uk/details/prod2394.html

    you need the actual matching bar mount too

    Premier Icon clubber
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    That's the one.

    Premier Icon clubber
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    And I'd trust the battery cover one more than that cradle FWIW. Neater too.

    Also, you do know that the 'battery cover' isn't just a bit of plastic that clicks in place, don't you – it's actually got a metal key type arrangement that holds it in place and the plastic is pretty stiff to ensure that it remains waterproof. Honestly it's a complete non issue. I've had my GPS on my cx bike rattling down all sorts of rocky descents with absolutely no issue.

    Premier Icon tragically1969
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    Ok cheers all, i am sold on them, now wheres got the oversize one in stock for least cash !!??!!

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    I sort of wanted to mount it centraly round the stem really but i dont suppose it will fit round a Thomson !!

    something like this?

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    I've got the RAM eTrex holder and it works great – you don't 'have' to have the mounting bracket, mine's just held on by 2 cable ties:

    It also is OK as a phone holder – this is my old C500 smartphone which runs the mobile version of memorymap 🙂

    Premier Icon ChatsworthMusters
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    What sharkbait says. They are super.

    Premier Icon tragically1969
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    They look like the sot of thing i was thinking about

    Also a real simple question, what do i need to upload pre-planned routes to the GPS, can i use Tracklogs or similar or is it not as easy as that ?

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    Routes are easily created & uploaded via Tracklogs, Anquet, Memory Map etc.

    Premier Icon tragically1969
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    Routes are easily created & uploaded via Tracklogs, Anquet, Memory Map etc.

    Which is considered to be the best\easiest ?

    Tracklogs looks OK for 1:50,000 for £9.95

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    TBH – I've not tried Tracklogs

    I find Anquet easier to work with than I do Memory Maps

    Can you not download trial versions of each & give them a whirl & see which one works for you?

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    What you need to mount the unit properly is one of these

    http://www.gpsw.co.uk/details/prod2394.html

    together with one of these

    http://www.gpsw.co.uk/details/prod4137.html

    Premier Icon fbk
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    Personally I've had loads of problems with the standard "battery cover" mount. I've had 3 seperate mounts, all of which were fine initially but gradually developed more and more play between the mount and the bracket that screws onto the etrex. The first was with an old Legend, the 2nd 2 with a Vista Hcx. Last summer the GPS actually fell off the bars because of this!!

    I've looked at the ones on GPSW a few times. Maybe I'll get one 🙂

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