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Month: June 2016

Trigo Mount In Use

So I managed to use the Trigo Garmin bike mount I wrote about the other day on my way to work.

I have to say that whilst it performed the job reasonably well, I had a few issues with it.

Firstly, when the Trigo is attached so that it doesn’t fold into my wheels when the Brompton folds down, the display isn’t in the best location on the handlebars. I can’t adjust this without an Allen Key. There is a degree of play, but not enough to get it in a good location for me.

Second, the mount itself wobbles about a bit – the mount itself is secure but it does seem to wobble whilst in it’s location. It’s not to bad, but it is noticeable. This may be solved by using the plastic washers that came with it, but I didn’t fit these as these proved to fiddly to install. I’m not convinced that these would solve the issue however.

In general, it performs as it should but there are a few teething issues. I’ll probably look into changing the mount over so it points inwards whilst riding rather than outwards as that’ll affect the fold. However, I’ll have to be careful with pointing it inwards in case it sticks out whilst folded.

I was planning on replacing the Brompton with a newer one – an M type this time around. That means that I can install the cross bar for some additional room on the cockpit and I should be able to nicely fit the Garmin on with the standard mounts.

Gigabyte Brix BXBT 2807

I was trying to install Windows 10 on the recently purchased Gigabyte BRIX-BXBT-2807 that I got the other day and I was struggling.

It would boot the Windows 10 USB up without any issues and would then allow me to go off and install it. Windows copies the files to the disk and then reboots as any normal install.

On boot, it would then however sit there at the boot screen and wouldn’t even boot into Windows to continue the install. Uh-oh.

After playing around, it turned out that the way to solve it seemed to be to boot into the BIOS and switch the Operating System mode to Windows 8.x (rather than Windows 7).

Simple.

But not really well documented anywhere that I could see!

Trigo Garmin Mount

Last week I found out about a Garmin mount from Taiwan called the Trigo. This mounts to the stem of the Brompton where the handlebars meet.

This overcomes one of my issues with my current setup for the Brompton in that my GPS starts rotating around the handlebars occasionally and it has also caused some surface marks to the handlebar. Putting the Garmin onto the handlebars also means that I have to rotate the Garmin mount so I can attach the Garmin anyhow as the top of the stem gets in the way.

I was slightly surprised to find the Trigo had arrived today – I thought I was going to have to wait a bit longer for this to arrive.

The package contained the following (well, not the Garmin!)

Trigo in it's packaging

Trigo Kit

The Garmin mount had to be purchased separately.

Fitting

Fitting the Trigo was really simple. The handlebar and stem screw needs to be unscrewed and then insert the mount into the gap and then screw it up again.

Mount on the bike

This gives the mount mount right in the middle of the bike.

Trigo Mounted

Putting the Trigo on means just screwing the mount point onto the mounting block. Simple and easy with the attached.

However, this is where I came across the issue that it would effect the fold.

Effecting the fold

The mount catches on the hub. It turns out that it just needed the screw on the Trigo mount to be lessened a bit, letting me move the mount.

Garmin mounted

Folded with Garmin attached

I’ll give this a go for a while and see how I get on. The mount seems to be perhaps a bit loose to allow me to move the mount forwards and backwards.

The mount itself is ideally mounted in the middle of the handle bars and is ideally located for viewing. I’ll give it a go for the next few weeks cycling to work and see how I get on. But it does look like a good mounting point. Time will tell.