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    Default Smartphone Speedometer

    I have an iPhone as do so many people these days. (androids included) I use it for so many things including helping me when I'm lost out on the bike, finding a good spot to eat, tracking my gas, etc. I found a pretty nice speedometer app that has a tripometer built in and it can be run either horizontally or vertically.

    I don't really want to run a regular speedometer, I'd love to get ride of that cable. Does anyone use their smartphone for this purpose when you are riding? There are adaptors I've seen that I could mix into the wiring so that I could charge my phone with the battery as I'm riding, so I think why not?

    Anyone doing this now? Show me your set up if you are. I have a pretty good idea of how I would set it up but just curious if anyone else does this.

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    I use a tank pouch thing from the MoCo for my ipod touch. Its just a little zip up pouch with magnets on the back and you just set it on your tank. Its actually pretty awesome. I have a speedo app on it too. I don't really use it but it could certainly work. Maybe for a fix it ticket?

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    I've actually tried this, through an apple app., but thought it was kind of yuppy-ish. Having the phone mounted up and all. It sounds like a good cheap way to run a speedo though. Just can't get passed having the phone mounted up in front of you. A wise man here on the colt, had recommended a mini speed, for a bicycle. He said it worked fine and was small. Maybe give that a shot?

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    a hand held gps with a mount for the bars would work too. i've checked mine and it's pretty damned acurate

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    i own a bicycle shop and have just took my speedo off my sporty and am thinking about mounting a small wireless speedo. super easy not too expensive and not that bad looking cuz its super small. the speedo i like is the cat eye strada wireless small easy to use and lots of functions.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cateye-CC-RD30.../dp/B003GNTCJI
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    Quote Originally Posted by smack021488 View Post
    i own a bicycle shop and have just took my speedo off my sporty and am thinking about mounting a small wireless speedo. super easy not too expensive and not that bad looking cuz its super small. the speedo i like is the cat eye strada wireless small easy to use and lots of functions.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cateye-CC-RD30.../dp/B003GNTCJI
    how high will it go? i mean top speeds on a bicycle aren't that fast

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    I plan on trying to do the same thing. I've been riding without a speedo for years but my new android phone has navigation and it would be nice to use that without having to pull over,look at a map and then try to remember where to go. I'll post up some pics when I figure out a way to mount it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimB1640 View Post
    a hand held gps with a mount for the bars would work too. i've checked mine and it's pretty damned acurate
    never used a phone but have done this with the gps.I have one of these https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=144&pID=30025 or one pretty close and have used it and it works great. records your route has a trip meter and everything.

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    let me save you some time. the RF freqency used for most wireless model is not strong enough to over come the rf interference created by the ignition system. i tested out several wireless models last year and not one of them worked so i went with the sigma bc 1009

    the wired model works fine after i modified it to fit. the only problem is that it does not have a back light.

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    I used a speedo app with a bar mount for my phone. It was great knowing my range so I knew when to be ready for gas stops. It was also nice knowing my speed when it was just a cop and I on an empty road.

    A bike computer would be sweet. You can tuck the small screen anywhere.

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    Well unfortunately I saw this product on this one show...
    http://www.thecellbuckle.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimB1640 View Post
    how high will it go? i mean top speeds on a bicycle aren't that fast
    they will go i know for a fact to over 50 maybe 60 but im sure it will do up to about 100. bicycle go downhill fast!

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    I tried a wireless model- didn't work as the unit is too far from the sensor when you mount the display on the tree. The wired model works great even over 100mph. I came up with this as a way to see the unit at night. Its a license plate LED that shines on the speedo. Worked fantastic



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    Quote Originally Posted by BMG View Post
    I sincerely hope this post of yours is DRIPPING in sarcasm because if it isn't you're in the wrong place!

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    nice yeah that works... my fear was that the sensor was going to be too far away... but yeah the wired ones work good hu!

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    The idea of the bike one is nice but really my goal is to always have a usable phone so this would kill 2 birds with one stone really if I could keep track of speed miles and charge it. There are some pretty effective gps systems as apps so that would be a plus to be able to sync up.

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    I have a speedo on my phone. There is a really strong bracket that holds you phone but I forget what it's called. When I'm just scooting around town I don't worry about it. But if I go on a longer trip where cops can get behind me, I always like to know how fast I'm goin.

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    This is my TMobile myTouch 4G on a SlipGrip mount.

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    sorttta OT but does chop cult have an app for android phones? and back on topic...I don't give a shit how yuppie I look...I gonna rig something like this up for GPS and charging when I do my wire harness...I road with a guy a few years back to RT 129 who had it on his scoot and it was fucking awesome!

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