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A rainy morning can be very useful, provided that I coudln't go with the bike I decided to build a mount for my GPS ina safe and cheap way. I had seen some home-made mounts but they were too heavy, metal parts, ..., and why not with a plastic bottle?
 
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Step 1: Looking for ingredients

I neded some rigid but not to heavy surface. Some minutes later I came with the ingredients

  • 1 Aquarius or Nestea 1L Bottle, the sides are quite rigid and thin.
  • 1 Cutter
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Permanent Marker
  • 1 Elastic strip (from an old jacket), mine has a locker to adjust it better
  • 1 Piece of foam (mine is from isolation foam from the heating system pipes)
  • 2 zip ties (got mine from packaging stuff, not in the photo)

Step 2: Hands on

We have all the ingredients, so let's go, first, cut the bottle, first with the cutter and then smooth the shape with the scissors. I've cut it a little bit wider than the side, taking a little bit of the ather sides for giving it some rigidness.

Then make 4 holes, for my Geko are fine 2 in the bottom and 2 near the logo. Tie the elastic strip through the holes.

Step 3: Setting up the monster

Now we have to attach it to the handlebar. Make 4 holes in the center and put the zip ties and the foam.


Step 4: That's all folks

And that's all, I can only say is pretty stable and have been using it for 3 years.
alieri2 years ago
thanks for your instructable. I made my own based on your ideas. You can find it here - http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-poor-man-gps-mount-v-20-for-Garmin-Geko/
GofishRC0072 years ago
use the bottom of the bottle so if it slips down it will stay on.Great idea!
ildome3 years ago
Interesting goog idea! Thanks.
Sarabeth5 years ago
Best one of these homemade bike GPS holders I've seen so far! Thanks for the instructable.
yzzid6 years ago
woah! plain and simple..the essence of Instructibles..hehe Nice one
chapuzas (author)  yzzid6 years ago
Thank u very much.
v-dartmaker7 years ago
Nice I made one like this Exept i used styrofoam and elastics and a clip to hold the elastice togther at the back and it seams to work well! I can't wait to try it when i go out mountain bikeing. If you want to Build myne email me! at jeffreydanderson@hotmail.com
biggles8 years ago
nice 1
ehmbee8 years ago
Hey, I scored a Garmin Geko like this one for fifty bucks on Ebay...used, but I'm not sure how much cheaper you can get. Nice mod, I might try it.
chapuzas (author)  ehmbee8 years ago
120 is a good price for a new one. so 50 is really good. bye!
how can you be poor and afford a GPS???
chapuzas (author) 8 years ago
Hehe, I'd need 2 rainy years the Poor man's GPS device.
Liganic8 years ago
Nice instructable, can't wait for your next one called "Poor man's GPS device" ;)