As much as my Colorado 300 annoys me from time-to-time I’m not going back to my GPSMAP 60CSx. I loved my 60CSx but the lack of paperless caching is a problem. I love the convenience of dropping a pocket query directly onto a memory card. It makes getting ready for Geocaching so much easier. That’s one of the conveniences of my Colorado. What I don’t love about my Garmin Colorado is the fact that I need all new mounting hardware. I already have a car mount and a bicycle mount for my 60 series, why can’t I use those?
A couple of months ago I gave this problem some thought. I didn’t do anything about it but I realized I had two clips that I could combine into one clip that would allow me to use my 60CSx mounts. Two days ago I went out on my bike and had no where to mount my Colorado. This was a serious pain. I spent most of the 10km ride holding my Colorado. That was it, I’d had it, I was finally going to build the clip I needed.
Last night I spent a couple of hours taking apart the two clips and reassembling them as a new clip that will connect to my existing mounts. With this new clip I avoid the absurdity of having two mounts on my handlebars or in my car. Now I only need one and I can either mount my 60 series GPSr or my Colorado. I took the new assembly out for a test drive this morning and it survived the 10km road route that I took. There were a few bumps along the way and the I did not experience any problems. I also picked up a couple of caches while I was out testing.
The modification is not perfect. There are a few changes I’d make if I was to do it again. It baffles me that Garmin did not create such a clip. Would you be interested in such a clip if it was commercially available?