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Have you ever built a GPS holder for your bike travels from a car cellphone stand? No? Really? Do you want an instructable to explain how to do it? No? ... ok, it doesn't matter, anyway I'm sure many of you had already done that... and however this instructables explains something more interesting.
Do you know that those cheap universal suction cup holders always have a poor quality foam rubber to keep stable your stuff? Maybe they think your car has good suspensions... anyway, my bike unfortunately is not so confortable, and I had to change the foam with something more efficient.

Step 1: the choice

My choice fell some time ago on some rubber pieces taken from an old bike handle. They worked, but they were ugly and difficult to glue, maybe you don't believe me but they always came off, whichever was the glue!
So I thought to something more nice and tough, and the solution came in a Sugru packet! I choose the yellow mini pack because it will stand out well on the black plastic (and the general black colour of my bike and gears).
Hi Andrea, cool use of sugru Have you a link to the gps holder?
Hi Waldy do you mean an instructable to do that? I hacked an universal cellphone suction cup holder, I've removed the deformable brace and I attached a support for the handlebars.. maybe I'll make a simple instructable for that in near future. <br>Have you seen the impressive gigapixel image I made with your gear? :-)
Hi Andrea, I mean where did you buy the universal cellphone suction cup holder, if you bought online? the ebay ones look a little big for a gps mostly for iphones. will have a look at your panorama :) Will hope to make one myself soon <br>
Oh yes Waldy, I've bought it in chinese district here in Milan. They've a very large choice of this gadgets and they're also very cheap, a paradise for DIYers! Tell me if you need one.
Lovely ibe, how well does this perform on your bike ?
I'm planning to write an instructable about bike gears and equipment for long travels. I'll post some photos there.. I've to design a new solar lithium charger too for that pourpose, it will power the GPS.
to be honest, the matching between GPS ans Sugru is perfect, but the holder is a little bigger and at his smaller aperture makes still a weak pressure... I have to thinking up!

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