With each passing day it seems mobile phones take on some new application for our lives. Since I started "seriously" riding back in the 80s I have always used cyclocomputers. The only thing I am particularly interested in is speed and mileage and I know there are lots of functions I never use. I have never used a mobile phone application for a bike related purpose (other than Google Maps) but I am sure there are tons of apps out there to track all sorts of arcane data.
Reader Jessi was inspired by a hack posted long ago and came up with her own mobile phone handlebar mount hack. All text and the picture credited to Jessi. If readers out there do use their phones to assist with riding related endeavors feel free to contact us and maybe we can work them into some posts.
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After I saw a hack on here a few months back for a cell phone holder for a bike, I decided to make one for myself, only I improved it a bit. It's made entirely out of duct tape and cardboard. I attached it to an old reflector which I then attached to my handlebars. It works great and is super secure. It holds my Droid which I use to track my speed and distance while riding. If it rains, I just slip a baggy over it to keep my phone dry.
To make the frame of the cell phone holder I used the box that manila envelopes come it. I cut a corner of it to size [leaving a little extra on the cut side to fold and tape] and then cut out the front window part. Then I just used a bunch of Duct Tape to make it more secure and colourful [I used turquoise]. I then used an old reflector and taped it to the back. I mounted it on the front handlebars which makes it closer to eye level [I use my phone to track my speed and distance]. It works great. I even hit a few potholes and it didn't move at all.