Mounting a varia radar on city commuter

Brian-s

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USA
Has anyone with the city commuter have suggestions on how to mount a varia radar? With the battery above the back wheel I don't think a seat mount would give enough clearance for the radar. And I have not found a good mounting adapter that would mount it to the rear pannier frame. Will probably try it mounted to a pannier bag, but I wanted to see if anyone had a better suggestion.
 

indianajo

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I hung mine from the back of the child rack at the top. I bolted an aluminum angle to the rack with the included 5 mm screw holes. On the horizontal surface of the angle I drilled a 5/8" hole. I stuck a 4" long plastic pipe through the angle vertically. I put a #6-32 1" machine screw through the top of the pipe to keep it from sliding down. I clipped the garmin varia mount to the pipe below the angle normally, as it would clip to a bicycle seat stem. Took a little shorter o-ring to fit the garmin mount as the 5/8" diameter pipe is a little smaller than the seat stem.
 

Brian-s

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USA
Fooferdoggie, thanks, I had bought what looks like the exact same clip, but no where to mount it. Thanks everyone for the input
 

fooferdoggie

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Ok just checked the pics you can mount it on the vertical part of the rack I did that on our tandem. This is my regular bike but this mount works on the vertical too.
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Brian-s

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USA
Creative! I've got a battery that sits on the rack, but I'll try something like that. Thanks