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Any one tried one of these?
« on: August 19, 2012, 07:15:55 pm »

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mounty-space-bar-ii-stem-cap-fitting-prod27157/



As a solution to getting the GPS a bit closer so as to see small text sizes?

Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 06:17:27 pm »
Looks neat, but I'm a bit puzzled about which bit they are selling.  What we want is the T shaped riser with some means of clamping under the top cap, but the bit with the Mounty logo on it is the horizontal stem section which clamps the handlebars.  So, do you have to have that bit as well in order to get the T shaped riser - are the two bits integral?

BTW I couldn't get the Garmin Etrex mount to fit on my current stem as among other things there wasn't enough space to operate the release lever under the mount, so it's cluttering up my bars instead.
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Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 06:25:07 pm »
Looks neat, but I'm a bit puzzled about which bit they are selling.  What we want is the T shaped riser with some means of clamping under the top cap, but the bit with the Mounty logo on it is the horizontal stem section which clamps the handlebars.  So, do you have to have that bit as well in order to get the T shaped riser - are the two bits integral?

BTW I couldn't get the Garmin Etrex mount to fit on my current stem as among other things there wasn't enough space to operate the release lever under the mount, so it's cluttering up my bars instead.
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Bryn

They are just selling the stem cap with the bar thingy. You don't get a stem with it.

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Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 09:21:28 am »
My first reaction was "much too in-yer-face for me" but looking again I see there is an adjustable pivot angle - so my second reaction is "that pivot clamp looks like a weakness to me".  </Mr. Negativity>  ;)
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Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 09:32:58 am »
My first reaction was "much too in-yer-face for me" but looking again I see there is an adjustable pivot angle - so my second reaction is "that pivot clamp looks like a weakness to me".  </Mr. Negativity>  ;)

my thoughts exactly - hence the question as to whether any one had tried one?

Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 09:36:42 am »
I'm using the Minoura SG3 Swing Grip

Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 11:27:12 am »
I'm using the Minoura SG3 Swing Grip

I had my Etrex Legend on one of those - it was ok until I hit a pothole on a rainy night and the jolt bent it a bit.  I agree with Frankie about the possible weakness of the pivot on the Mounty.  I don't think it is intended to take anything heavier than the computer shown.

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Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 11:58:57 am »
I have a Minoura as well but I didn't use it for long before I got fed up with it.
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Re: Any one tried one of these?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 08:52:36 am »
Be careful with the  Swing grip.

The whole weight of the bar and contents is on a small tab that in my experience has serious stress issues and frequently breaks.

The Space Grip is much more solid and reliable