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cab13367
12-22-2010, 01:02 AM
Well, since my iPhone 4 will not fit in any of the supplied adaptors that came with my Griffin TuneFlex Aux cradle (which I bought for my iPhone 3G), I am in the market for a new cradle that accepts the iPhone 4. I don't want to use a suction cup mount (will eventually fall off at some point) and don't want to drill any holes in the dash for a fixed mount. And I would like it up near the dash so I can conveniently manipulate the iPhone.

One idea is to use a handlebar mount like the one below and install it on the vertical windshield support pole. Has anyone gone this route and if so, how is it working out, and which mount did you get?

Thanks,

Al

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bv2D6FgfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

you da man
12-22-2010, 09:21 AM
I'm sure it will easily work...just have to insert a rubber type ring/grommet inside the clamp part that will hold the vertical bar. I have some spare rubber inserts that came with my tower mirror that you could probably cut to fit inside the clamp. Let me know and I can mail you a couple

cab13367
12-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Thx for the offer YDM but I have some extra shims from various clamps also.

brain_rinse
12-22-2010, 12:50 PM
I use an adjustible width scoche brand that you can get at walmart. I didn't use the flexible arm or the suction cup, just the cradle only. It's adhered it to the fiberglass left of the ignition using 3M command strips.

brain_rinse
12-22-2010, 12:58 PM
You can kinda see the mount and cord hanging from it in this pic...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3952.jpg

mmandley
12-22-2010, 12:58 PM
Al is that the one they have at the Apple store at the mall? I was there yesterday and saw a new one for the I-4.

Claudias phone locked up and went into recovery and she thought it was toast and was pushing me to buy a new I-4 so she could have my 3GS lol.

mmandley
12-22-2010, 12:59 PM
Brain that looks like the one Al has right now on his boat.

brain_rinse
12-22-2010, 01:03 PM
Brain that looks like the one Al has right now on his boat.
It must be somewhat different because mine works great with an iphone 4. :)

mmandley
12-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Well its hard to see the details of yours, Als has these side arms that just keep it from falling off and then had a small foot at the bottom, it doesnt realy grip the phone. Ill let Al explain it but i was just helping out as hes busy working or something..

No wait he cant be working cause thats when hes online here LOL.

cab13367
12-23-2010, 02:57 AM
Mike,

It's not from the Apple store, I just saw it online somewhere, from Amazon I think. I ended up buying a similar one from eBay. We'll see how it works.

Brain,

I do have a similar set up as you now, in the same location, as Mike said. But mine does not secure the iPhone (or any other device for that matter) very well at all and I would like it a little higher up on the dash so I can change songs, etc, while driving.

Al

cab13367
12-23-2010, 02:59 AM
Ill let Al explain it but i was just helping out as hes busy working or something..

No wait he cant be working cause thats when hes online here LOL.

Haha! I am actually off all week and went to Meadows again today for some night skiing with the family. Had a great time.

When are you going to let me take you up there??

Brianinpdx
12-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Cab- headed up there at noon today with the kido! Maybe we need to do a group trip with Mike! haha! -Brian

Razzman
12-23-2010, 03:30 PM
Mike,

It's not from the Apple store, I just saw it online somewhere, from Amazon I think. I ended up buying a similar one from eBay. We'll see how it works.

Brain,

I do have a similar set up as you now, in the same location, as Mike said. But mine does not secure the iPhone (or any other device for that matter) very well at all and I would like it a little higher up on the dash so I can change songs, etc, while driving.

Al

Like i said earlier, look at the RAM mounts. They have a mount to fit anything, anywhere and they are bulletproof.

cab13367
12-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Cab- headed up there at noon today with the kido! Maybe we need to do a group trip with Mike! haha! -Brian

Hope you're having a great time up there! Let us know how your daughter does.


Like i said earlier, look at the RAM mounts. They have a mount to fit anything, anywhere and they are bulletproof.

I looked at the RAM handle bar mount and didn't like it. It attaches with two zip ties (not as secured as a clamp) and it's a fixed mount so you can't adjust the angle of the holder.

The one I bought has a clamp mount that tightens with a thumb screw and has an adjustable head so I can set it just right. I'll report back once I get it.

Brianinpdx
12-24-2010, 02:45 AM
Al - skiing was a blast. Hit the magic carpet for a few warmups and then she was ready for the lifts. Did fantastic too! after 2.5 hours of runs, she was completely spent. Spent some time in the lodge hoping for a second wind but she had no gas left. What a nice night up there... Calm winds and cyrstsl clear.

The lift operator did look at me kinda funny when I showed up in my new icelandic shaman skis.... Hehe! Great time. (15 years since I got new skis).

Brian

mmandley
12-24-2010, 08:44 AM
Al - skiing was a blast. Hit the magic carpet for a few warmups and then she was ready for the lifts. Did fantastic too! after 2.5 hours of runs, she was completely spent. Spent some time in the lodge hoping for a second wind but she had no gas left. What a nice night up there... Calm winds and cyrstsl clear.

The lift operator did look at me kinda funny when I showed up in my new icelandic shaman skis.... Hehe! Great time. (15 years since I got new skis).

Brian

HAHA he prolly thought you were some Rich poser and didnt have a clue what you were doing man LOL. Kinda like some boat owners we know right? HAHAH They got the gear and the look with no ability to even get in the water.

AL - would love to go try snowboarding, most of my summer crew are snowboarders as well and i want to get out but unfortunatly i have to wait and see what the doc says about my right knee. Its all messed up i cant knee on it or go up stairs without a lot of pain

Brianinpdx
12-24-2010, 11:44 AM
Looks like Mike is getting a Xmas voucher for a free trip to the Doc. Check your stocking man.... I think there's a hospital shirt in there! Or just come down to the Exile shop, we can put your knee on the CNC and see if we can fix it right up. We dont take insurance tho! Oui! :)

Kido's do make it difficult to get to the mountain or just plain do anything. Looks like WED I'm head up for a dad's trip. Heather Canyon here I come!!! Al, you around WED? Meetcha up there?

-Brian

cab13367
12-24-2010, 03:39 PM
Brian,

I should be able to join you Wed. I'll txt ya to coordinate.

Great to hear that your daughter had a good first day skiing! Won't be long before she'll be going down Heather with you!

Al

cab13367
12-24-2010, 03:53 PM
HAHA he prolly thought you were some Rich poser and didnt have a clue what you were doing man LOL. Kinda like some boat owners we know right? HAHAH They got the gear and the look with no ability to even get in the water.

AL - would love to go try snowboarding, most of my summer crew are snowboarders as well and i want to get out but unfortunatly i have to wait and see what the doc says about my right knee. Its all messed up i cant knee on it or go up stairs without a lot of pain

Sorry to hear about the knee. U definitely want that 100% before u try snowboarding.