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Quick & Dirty Bicycle Phone Mount

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After nearly dropping my phone too many times while riding I decided to make a handlebar mount for it. If I want to hit the "ignore" button it makes the phone easy to reach rather than trying to fish it out of my pocket.

Whenever I find scrapped bikes at the local transfer station, i.e. dump, I pull the plastic reflector, pedometer, or light loop brackets that almost always remain. These parts are handy for many projects, not just bike related ones. The el-cheapo phone holder came from Target but similar ones are found at Pep Boys, Wal-Mart, or discount stores for a few dollars. A rubber band is used to get the phone snug when bumps are hit.

The only tool needed was a Phillips screwdriver. I was lucky in that the phone holder had a slot along the back to drive the reflector screws into. The reflector L-angle was aligned over the slot. I played mix & match with the various loop bracket machine screws on hand until I found one long enough to clamp loop to the handlebars and accept the reflector L-angle bracket. All in this mini instructable to longer to compose & publish than to execute.




 
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Step 1: Raw Parts

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From the initial pile of parts the usable pieces were culled.

Step 2: Fitting the L-Angle

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The reflector L-angle is screwed to the back of the phone holder.

Step 3: Attach to Handlebars

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The phone holder is mounted to the handlebars with the new bracket configuration.

Step 4: Extra Security

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The universal rubberband provides secondary bump security.

That's it!
Wow I like this one! I need one to listen to my phone music while I ride my bike.
Spencerr5 years ago
I think it would better to take Velcro squares instead of tying it.
soundmotor (author)  Spencerr5 years ago
I used velcro previously and a hard bump would send the phone flying. I had 2x 1" squares on the battery cover, the only area I could attach to. The velcro wouldn't let go the battery cover would. The rubber band acts almost like a shock absorber.
Spencerr5 years ago
genius Idea!
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