Question About Scott RCO Bars

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by 18.. » Sun, 18 Dec 1994 00:30:10


Yo tri-geeks/net-nerds,

Whoa !!!, what a deluge of dialogue I generated with my last
less-than-serious posting. I'm gonna be hard pressed to top that. What's
the matter with you folks? Don't you know how to react to
off-the-wall/pathetically lame attempts at humor? Well since we've
established that I have no potential for a career in stand-up comedy
let's proceed onto today's question.

I have a set of Scott RCO's bolted to a set of Profile bullhorn bars.
Because the clip-ons attach so close to the stem (approximately 0.5 in.)
there is insufficient clearance to mount my cycle computer adjacent to
my stem (which was my original set-up). Additionally, the computer
mounting bracket has a restricted range of adjustability that prevents
it from mounting directly to one of the RCO arms. So the question is
this :

    Does anyone else use RCO bars? If so, how do you have your computer
    mounted? (Mine is an Avocet Model 30? or something like that.)

    Is there a commercially-produced bridge available that is compatible
    with RCO bars to which I can directly mount my computer to? (I don't
    want a combination aero-shifter/computer bridge.)

I know I can jury-rig some crappy-looking sleeve to increase the
diameter of one of the RCO arms, and then my stock Avocet mounting
bracket will work, but I was hoping for something a little more
aesthetically pleasing.

Thanx for any suggestions.

 Jammin' Jeff

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Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Smbk » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 01:05:27


writes:

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>.flora or fauna?

Oh contare thow fan of ronco. Chia pet classified strictly as fur!!!

 
 
 

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Peloto » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 14:35:24

as of now, Scott does not make a computer mount for the RCO bars. By the
way - my RCOs broke ten minutes into the first ride with them. A condition
my local triathlete store says is common with RCOs.

I've since switched to Syntace - a great bar.

dave lambing

 
 
 

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Karen Copela » Tue, 20 Dec 1994 23:10:29

: as of now, Scott does not make a computer mount for the RCO bars. By the
: way - my RCOs broke ten minutes into the first ride with them. A condition
: my local triathlete store says is common with RCOs.

: I've since switched to Syntace - a great bar.

I tried the RCO bars and did not like them, but while I had them
on my bike I mounted my computer sideways on my stem...it worked.

Karen C.

 
 
 

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Achim Hein » Thu, 22 Dec 1994 00:45:34

Quote:

>as of now, Scott does not make a computer mount for the RCO bars. By the
>way - my RCOs broke ten minutes into the first ride with them. A condition
>my local triathlete store says is common with RCOs.
>I've since switched to Syntace - a great bar.
>dave lambing

I'm using syntace now for three seasons. I think it's the best bar ou there.
Allowing several positions and no problem with the computer, there are two
place where it can mount. Either on the brodge all the way in front or a special
mount that fits between the bars. Both accessories are sold by Syntace.

Joachim Heinle

 
 
 

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by ru.. » Thu, 22 Dec 1994 09:03:55

: I tried the RCO bars and did not like them, but while I had them
: on my bike I mounted my computer sideways on my stem...it worked.

On my Profile AirStrykes I made my own computer braket for about 20
cents.  Take the handlebar clamp out of an old standard brake lever (I
got 6 prs for a buck at the local bike shop old parts pin), buy a small
plastic end cap (the kind used for a "foot" or leg end cap like you'd
find on a footstool -- about 1" in diameter) and drill a hole in it.  
Remove the***from the clamp and place the clamp into the cap and
replace the screw/bolt.  Slide it onto the bars and tighten.  Voila!  
Instant computer mounting "stub" so that you can see the computer in its
normal orientation.  The whole thing looks like a baby stoker's brakeset
from a tandem, IMO.

Should look like this in x-section:

         [[]] Brake clamp***
       ___||___
       |  ||  |  Plastic cap
       |/[||]\|
      /   ||   \
      |        |  Clamp
       \______/

I've found the caps in color, too (try a furniture supply house or good
hardware store)!

Tom

 
 
 

Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Pat Br » Fri, 23 Dec 1994 02:00:13


Quote:

> : I tried the RCO bars and did not like them, but while I had them
> : on my bike I mounted my computer sideways on my stem...it worked.

> On my Profile AirStrykes I made my own computer braket for about 20
> cents...

Great solution!  One other I've seen is that people actually drill a hole
into their stem and through the mounting braklet, counter sink the
mounting***and trim the excess off the mounting bracket.

You might need to consider what this does to the structural integrity of
the stem especially ultra-thin, lightweight one...

Pat

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Question About Scott RCO Bars

Post by Dan Empfie » Fri, 23 Dec 1994 05:28:55


<<buy a small plastic end cap (the kind used for a "foot" or leg end cap
like <<you'd find on a footstool -- about 1" in diameter) and drill a hole
in it.

For my wife I used the tube that your Syntace clip-ons are bolted to when
you first get them in the box.  I cut it to size, and stuck a handlebar
end plug into the end of the tube.  I drilled a hole in the handlebar end
plug, and put the bolt through there, and into the handlebar clamp you
spoke of.

Another good mount is one of the "HED fitters" (they are sold in pairs).
If HED would sell them as singles, they would make perfect computer
mounts.

QRman