Secure Beeline to handelbars, so it doesn't fall off

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    Beeline Team

    Hey Ilja,


    Wow that looks impressive. We're pretty confident the Beeline strap will be strong enough - thousands of our users have been using the same strap for over a year without any problems. If you are having problems, then we'd like to immediately investigate. But your 3D print sure looks badass - let us know how you get on!

    Happy Beelining!

    Cheers,

    Sam

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  • Coveliers ilja

    So here are 3 videos :

     

    1) Mounting the Beeline :

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/29220745998/in/dateposted-public/ 

    2) Beeline connection close-up view

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/43093386541/in/dateposted-public/ 

    3) See how the Beeline pops off

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/41281607410/in/dateposted-public/ 

     

    Greetings,

    ilja

     

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  • Beeline Team

    All looks fantastic Ilja, but I would like to stress again: we're pretty confident the Beeline strap will be strong enough - thousands of our users have been using the same strap for over a year without any problems. If you are having problems, then we'd like to immediately investigate. 

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  • Coveliers ilja

    Will do.

    I also have a few other designs in my head,

    but I'm a Fusion360 and 3D printing newbie,

    so I'm not sure if I'll manage to draw it, LOL

     

    I'm going to use the Beeline for the first time this week.

    I'm going to secure it with the rubber bands to be safe.

     

    I'll let you know if it pops open.

    If it does, that means that the mount connection isn't strong enough.

    Fingers crossed.

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  • Coveliers ilja

    New design

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  • Roly Simpson

    I agree totally with ildar. There strap and rubber cup system is not secure at all. It flips off easily and almost straight away. I wonder there has been a change in production since two other friends do not have this problem but they don't have the orange one. I was really annoyed that not only did beeline fail to deliver next day despite extra payment but I could not use devi ce for my recent cycling trip
    Roly

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  • Kim Smouter

    Are you guys strapping it on correctly I wonder? There's a technique you need to use to keep it nice and tight. But  I've indeed never had a problem with the flap doing this and lord knows I've had it go through some pretty heavily cobbled roads here in Belgium. 

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  • Coveliers ilja

    @ Kim Smouter - I'm also from Belgium ;)
    I'll if I can make a video of me, mounting the Beeline to the handlebars.

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  • Kim Smouter

    Now that's great! Time for a Beeline community meeting in Belgium! Looking forward to the video then hopefully it's a different technique which would make the solution easy hehe!

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  • Beeline Team

    Hey Ilja,

    Thanks for the videos - much appreciated. The Beeline strap appears to be behaving as it should. The case sits snugly within the lid but comes out after angling the case out as you did with your fingers. This is tight enough to ensure it doesn't pop off over cobbles, speed bumps and potholes, but can be easily removed when the ride is complete. If you find that it isn't remaining completely secure whilst riding, then you have a defective strap which we will immediately replace. 

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,

    Sam

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  • Kim Smouter

    Indeed, that's how I would also put it on my bike and it certainly keeps it securely on my handlebar which is an old racing bike so it's one of the slim handlebars probably the size of your wooden stick in fact! :) 

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  • Coveliers ilja

    Used the Beeline for the first time, past weekend. (with the rubber bands)

    I wasn't sure when the auto calibration was supposed to be happening, so I calibrated it manually from the menu.

    I tried the compass mode and the route assist mode.

    It was very accurate.

    Once in the ride (compass mode) it suddenly seemed to have lost connection,

    but as soon as I went into the settings menu, suddenly the connection was back.

     

    The next time I will test it without the rubber bands.

    We'll see if it holds or not then.

    Greetings,

    ilja

     

     

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  • Coveliers ilja


    I've tested it without the rubber band, allthough I did use the rubber band to secure it to the handlebars to be safe.

    I did +- 12km and it didn't come off.

    So the mount is more secure then I thought.

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  • Beeline Team

    Hi! That's fantastic news! Do keep us posted on how the testing goes, as we could incorporate some of your ideas into a redesign of the strap further down the road.

    Cheers,

    Sam

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