11 July 2011

DIY Project- MTB Orienteering Map Board

After finding out that there is going to be a local MTB Orienteering here at the park I started my research to find out more about the sport. I found that there is a map board that is use so you can ride and read you map at the sametime. Conducting a search on-line you can find these boards for anywhere from $60-90. A little to rich for my blood for a event that I only see listed maybe twice a year.

With that I figured that I could make my own. So here is my step-by step picture how to.

First is figuring out what parts I would need. So I started here; Five dollar clipboard and a mount for my NiteRider light.

Next need to take this noise maker out.

Next is take this part off.

Next we need to add a spacer so I figured that a tire patch would work.

Here is what the spacer looks like.

I needed one more spacer. Can you guess what I used? Washer from a rear D pulley. See always keep those small parts..

Here is the finish product.

I guess this weekend I will see how this thing will work. I can tell you now that the board needs to be higher off the handle bar. If I had a cycle computer on the bar I could not use it.