How to get a new bike computer...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BonsaiNut, Sep 15, 2020.



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  1. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Apparently the solution is to follow me on the trails because I have now lost two just this year! I didn't even wipe out! WTF?
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    All of my devices are connected to the bars by a lanyard. I learned after losing a GoPro in Oregon... Which my wife still brings up every now and then. :cautious:
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Sounds like the mount is worn out. They get loose after some miles.
     
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  4. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Oh trust me, it was 100% my fault. I am ranting just because I know how stupid I am. The bands holding the mount in place were a little loose... not too bad, but definitely not as snug as they should be. I thought "I'll fix it when I get back - I'm only going to be on a pump track". Doh!
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    To be stupid is to be human. We all are at times.

    I strongly suggest a solid mount that attaches with a bolt.
     
  6. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    I keep mine in my hydro pack
     
  7. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    When I was riding the AZTR I noticed my phone case slipping off my chest strap a couple times when I took the pack off. Thought to myself I should tie that on, it would suck if it slipped off and I didn't notice it. Kept forgetting to tie it on. I was pretty diligent about checking for it each time I put the pack back on. The one time I didn't check...it wasn't there. Despite riding back right away to where I stopped last I never saw the phone again. My phone case is now tied to my pack with para cord.

    I have a couple friends who leave their garmin on the handlebar mount while driving to a ride or back with the bike on a bike rack. Makes me cringe.....
     
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  8. Bill

    Bill Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Bill
    Current Bike:
    it's black
    I dropped my phone/case at Cannell, went back up a mile or so searching and found it half buried where people had ridden over it. Then got the reward of riding out alone.

    Couple of decades ago I was hiking a steep loose drop into a canyon with a friend and he found my brother's knife that had been dropped on a previous descent.

    Another canyon I dropped a rope in a pothole which sank into oblivion in water at least 10 feet deep and zero visibility. Next year I found it half sticking out of an eroded sand bank a few hundred feet downcanyon still half coiled up.

    Sometimes you find stuff again. But I'm with Steve and Evan on the lanyard attached to stuff you don't want to drop.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Data is stupid. Ride blind.
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I challenge you to take it a step further and ride blind-folded.
     
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Are you sure I don't?
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    No, I am not. :unsure:
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I ride at night without light all the time. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    i should get a lanyard for my gps... i lost my last garmin when i went otb in moab. still kicking myself for not checking my bike before i rode on...

    i do travel with it attached to my bike on the bike rack. never come loose yet :cool:
     
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  15. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I mostly just use my watch now.
     
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  16. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    A full moon ride can be amazing!
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Full moon, no moon....doesn’t matter to me.
     
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  18. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    I know you have a dremel. Scratch your phone # into the next one. The chances that a moral trail user fings it is high, and it will be returned.
     
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  19. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    I am using a found garmin edge...
    Find it halfway up Monroe. Messaged users who data synceed up .. c Facebook groups.... But no luck
     
  20. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Faith in humanity restored! Someone found my computer and contacted me!
     
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