Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Distorted Vision, 21 Jan 2016.
Bet the OP wished they had that stem, think what else they could get on their bike
How much stuff? What’s the Garmin thing? Are you a gadget fanatic?
That said I have 38 or 40cm drop bars with crosslevers. Wahoo on stem, light (and bell) on bars
What Garmin thing? I think you're referring to the VIRB action camera?
That looks like the flight deck of Concorde.
How will you squeeze your Gatwick drone control next to the high powered laser?
Mines simple, I can’t stand too much on the bars.
This is the complete setup. The phone is in a IP68 rated case:
Why do you need the phone and the garmin? And why do you need three lights if that's what all those are? I feel a bit sorry for any peds, cyclists and motorists who get blinded when they come towards you if you use all three at once especiallynas they don't look to be pointing downwards?! Or do you only ride off road in pitch dark?
And what's the round thing?
Just as well you don't have a road bike, you'd never fit it all on!! And it must all add a couple of kgs in weight!
I'm sure I've posted this before but clean and simple here too
The arrangement above reminds me of a colleagues commuting bike - I'm sure the extra gadget weight must cause his tyres to wear prematurely
Phone for emergencies. Garmin for Navigation. I also use my phone for Google Maps in cases when I take a wrong turning.
Round thing is remote control for the Garmin.
I use the Strada Exposure 1200 mostly as a backup light but I have all 3 switched on when cycling down dark secluded B country lanes. I cycle alone and the extra lighting gives me reassurance.
If you think my setup is a daft. I saw a lady cycling with one of these on my last ride:
blaring out terrible R&B music. She came up from behind me and overtook me, scaring me in the process.
All that on the bars and frame would do my head in. Way too much stuff attached.
Maybe you should add some mirrors too so you can see what’s coming behind you...sure you can shoehorn them onto the bars somehow
If it was that loud though, how come you couldn’t hear her until close enough to startle you?
Not daft in my opinion, but interesting judgement. Have you tried it? Method used by one of the U.K.’s top Audax cyclists (Andy Curran) and I tried it out over two long, back to back rides recently. It really made my world go round. A few podcasts and some music got me through the long draggy bits and out the other side of hanger and fatigue.
And you know what? No one was harmed in the process.
For the night riding, I recommend ‘Nocturne’ an American podcast for all things nightly.
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