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Check Out My Sweet Phone Mount
I am a TrainerRoad and Android devotee. They recently (finally) released an Android app so I can now use it on my cell phone. I wanted a way to mount my cell phone to my bike while training but the options were expensive and ugly. I already use a bar fly mount on both my road and TT bike, so I decided to use this as a mounting point for my cell phone.
Additionally, and importantly for this post, I already use a magnetic mount in my car (mostly for listening to awesome podcasts like the TRS and TrainerRoad podcasts). Notably, it requires a thin metal plate to be attached to the phone, or in my case, inside the phone case. It works really well and is practically invisible.
TLDR: I made a magnetic cell phone mount for my bike.
First: I bought a cheapo magnetic car mount ($7.99)
and a SRAM Garmin Mount Adapter ($5.00)
When my parts arrived, I removed the vent clip from the bottom of the cheapo magnetic car mount. It was held on with a single screw. It took me longer to find a screw driver than to remove the clip.
With the Sram mount, I used tin snips to cut off the clips for the non-Garmin mount side. This took the longest tallying about 5 minutes in total. Then I used some JB Weld to glue the two parts together.
I let the JB Weld cure over night and bickety bam, I have a minimal, elegant, cell phone mount.
Now I can easily put my phone on my bike while training indoors on any bike for TrainerRoad, music, youtube, or trash talking you mofos here or on Twitter.