Cyclo-Computer Mount Repair
A few months ago I broke my Sigma 1600 computer when it (and the rest of the bike) unexpectedly met a stream bank. The computer still worked, but one of the mounting ears was missing. Initially I just used a pair of zip-ties to hold the computer to the mount, but the zip-ties moved around a bit, I wasn’t confident that the zip-ties would hold on rough trails, and it wasn’t easy to remove the computer from the mount.
As many of you know, inner tubes are very useful for a number of purposes other than holding air in your tires. My new mount uses a standard 26 x 2″ mountain tube (I’m guessing it is a 2″ tube, I found it on the trail), and that is it. I just cut a length of tube, cut a window for the computer display, and then another hole to fit around the mount base. Normally I’d give a procedure or some simple instructions, but since all you have to do is cut two holes in an inner tube I’ll just post some photos:
Broken Mounting Tab
The cut tube prior to installation on the mount
Inner tube mount installed
Computer Mounted (with the buttons still easily accessible)