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Perfect Squeeze: Off-Road Phone Mount

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Mondo-Hondo, May 10, 2016.

  1. Mondo-Hondo

    Mondo-Hondo Delusional, but very excited

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    I'm on a bad cell connection and almost in Baja for the next two days do I am having trouble uploading a photo but I can tell you it will clamp a 15mm bar. To clamp smaller than 7/8" you flip the two clamps around in their track and it will clamp down to .5" or about 12.7mm. And we do ship internationally. Free via usps.
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  2. cug

    cug -- Super Supporter

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    Quick question: how well will this hold a phone in portrait orientation and a steeper mounting?
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  3. yosso

    yosso We gotta go now. Supporter

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    Looks like a great solution for my bicycle - just placed an order.

    Probably won't arrive in time for my first metric century on June 4, but a guy can hope, right?
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  4. muck

    muck new york

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    :-) ordered looks perfect
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  5. 52xc

    52xc Been here awhile

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    I just broke down and placed an order. It wouldn't surprise me you get inundated with orders so wanted to be first up
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  6. Mondo-Hondo

    Mondo-Hondo Delusional, but very excited

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    It will hold a vertical phone in portrait mode no problem. We thought about adding a tab for this but it turned out not to be necessary.
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  7. cug

    cug -- Super Supporter

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    Thanks!
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  8. Kactapuss

    Kactapuss Adventurer

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    Super interested. Have had all sorts of troubles and tribulations with phone mounts on bikes and motorcycles. Theres actually more shock to the phone mounted on a road bicycle because there is no suspension. I've lost some phones hitting potholes this way. I recently cobbled together a mad max style phone holder in an afternoon out of aluminum, but it only fits my iPhone 5 w/ Otterbox case, which I no longer use. I was trying to think of something better but you may have found it.

    Moto Mount, https://www.instagram.com/p/7qxc8okmEr/?taken-by=simplebasicbags (it has an elastic cord that holds it down).

    Where is the video of yours in action? (EDIT: FOUND IT)
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  9. Hog1450

    Hog1450 I use the oil you hate Supporter

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    Just checked my account, money was deducted and then refunded the next day???
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  10. Mondo-Hondo

    Mondo-Hondo Delusional, but very excited

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    Not sure what that's about. Can you DM me your order number or the name on the order?
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  11. Hog1450

    Hog1450 I use the oil you hate Supporter

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    PM sent. It was through PayPal and I am currently overseas w/ shipping to a FL address... I am sure that had something to do with it!
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  12. Hog1450

    Hog1450 I use the oil you hate Supporter

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    Thanks Hondo for the quick replies, all is good and can't wait to put it on the bike!
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  13. kojack06

    kojack06 Long timer

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    Just ordered one with RAM bundle.

    Thanx!
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  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I've tested this. Very nice piece of work. And it is exactly what I've been looking for as a mount solution. That is my bike in the photos. :D
    My preferred mounting, though not the app I've used much.
    [​IMG]

    Notice the speed of the mighty 990R even on the main stand. :jack

    Seriously though, this mount was very, very good for my use. I did not get a chance to beat it up offroad, but I did jump some speedbumps and curbs, and land some hard and soft wheelies. You know for science? Somebody has to do it, might as well be an engineer. :clap
    Having returned the test piece I missed it immediately.
    I only got about 700 miles on it of daily commuting and running errands.
    Get to where I was going, unwind the tightening knob a bit to release the tension on the release button and pop the phone out.
    Phone is then secure in my pocket.
    Easier then fiddling a key for my old Touratech nearly priceless Garmin mount, whose vibration mounts decomposed and Touratech had no spares or anyway of finding them. I knew what they were, but was damned if I'd spend another dime on that f**king Garmin, but I'm not bitter.:-)).
    I figure this mount is the best value out there for an absolutely positive, secure mount for my phone.

    My initial ride with the mount and phone, I lashed my phone to a leash, then went and found some foot tall square curbs to drop off of.
    You get some strange looks from people in the hood when you ride a big adventure bike up a sidewalk then jump off the curb. :lol2
    All in the cause of scientific investigation, ma'am. Nothing to see here, move along...
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  15. Rassilon

    Rassilon Adventurer

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    What is the spacing between the "fingers"? (the short distance horizontal spacing between fingers on the same side, not the adjustable vertical distance)

    I'm considering this, but the phone I planned to get, sony z3, has the magnetic charge port and power/vol buttons almost exactly in the center of the phone. wondering if there is enough space between the fingers to fit the charge cable, and to not press the buttons..
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  16. mikemaycga

    mikemaycga Been here awhile

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    I ordered a mount and look forward to installing it. Hopefully Canadian customs don't hang on to it for too long and double the cost.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  17. Mondo-Hondo

    Mondo-Hondo Delusional, but very excited

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    The center distance between the gripper posts is 1.225". It's okay to mount the phone off-center if required. The grippers will hold. That's one reason I went with gripper posts instead of a gripper block, as it makes it more likely to find a position that works without hitting buttons.
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  18. Mondo-Hondo

    Mondo-Hondo Delusional, but very excited

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    We ship a lot of camera stuff to Canada and customs is usually pretty swift.
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  19. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    My iPhone in the FRE' case had to be mounted a bit off center,
    [​IMG]
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  20. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    woo that is SHARP ! congrats on what looks like a pretty tough design and RD process.

    edit- watched the video, that answered my question. GREAT job guys !
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