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I got a heart rate monitor that is a wrist watch. Has anyone made an adapter to mount a watch on the handlebars? If so, please post a picture.

Ride Safe,

Joe
 

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Garmin makes a forerunner adapter,cheap and works well
 

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One of my buddies wrapped some rug-pad type material (foam stuff under rugs to prevent them from sliding) around the bars to build it up big enough to fit the watch around. Could probably also be achieved with some bar tape too, as well as anything wrappable really.

The Garmin mount would probably be the most elegant/easily removable option though.
 

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One of my buddies wrapped some of "that foam sheet with holes in it stuff that people put under things to prevent them from sliding" around the bars to build it up big enough to fit the watch around. Could probably also be achieved with some bar tape.

The Garmin mount would probably be the most elegant/easily removable option though.
Yeah, I only mentioned the Garmin because I spent less than $10 on the last one I had.. So it was hard to beat time/cost wise
 

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An innertube is just the right width and you probably have one on hand. Pick your spot and wrap it around the bar until it's the right diameter, then use some tape to keep the end in place.
 

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A piece of foam pipe insulation in your handlebar diameter is the cheapest and easiest option that closely mimics the Garmin watch-type mounts.
 

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Thanks. I think I have some of this on hand.

Also, great tip on Garmin. I see Polar and Timex make the same sort of adapter.

it is 2°F this morning. I am not going to worry about my hear rate.
 

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The way I used to do it and worked very well was....
1.) allow both bands to hang down
2.) slide the one band thru the little plastic o-ring that is designed to retain the band when extended thru the buckle (the bands will be pinched together)
3.) wrap the lower bands around the bar (the "pinched" area will be above the bar)
4.) buckle the strap as usual, pull tight.

This always worked easy for me and didn't result in a "bulky" foam knot on my bar. It's sleek and simple.
 
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