computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

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computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby jeff_o » Wed May 11, 2011 3:20 pm

can this be done using the regular stem clamp mount? I have a Cateye Astrale 8 and I can see they sell 2 different mounts

bar mount
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=60411

stem mount
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=60412

the mount looks the same except maybe for the bottom clamp part. i'm thinking just remove the clamp and strap the mount to the stem?
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Re: computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby nayfen » Wed May 11, 2011 3:28 pm

I do not own that brand of computer. I would guess that they are ever so slightly different. you may be able to use the bar mount on the stem but the screen will then be at 90 deg and you will have to look at it sideways as you ride
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Re: computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 11, 2011 10:06 pm

I've got a vague memory of a long dead Cateye with a similar mount.
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Re: computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed May 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Cateye have all of their instruction sheets online - google it. If you can do it with your mount, it will show you how on the instruction sheet.
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Re: computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby jeff_o » Wed May 11, 2011 11:59 pm

hi all, i removed the bar clamp but there's no way to pass through a zip tie.

i did download the manual for the astrale and there's an optional bracket for stem mount.

At first thought, mounting it at the center stem would look good and balanced, however sweat might drop on the computer. has anyone experienced this?

seems like mounting on one side of the handlebar would be a better option to avoid sweat dropping on it.
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Re: computer mounting conversion from bar to stem?

Postby mitzikatzi » Thu May 12, 2011 4:42 pm

On my Sigma bike computer. I undid 4 screws on the mount rotated it 90 degrees and replaced the screws. I seem to recall I did it on a cateye mount to but I can't find it to check.
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