Bicycle Map Holder 2.0
Each of the brevets (as is the norm) I did this year were entirely self-supported, meaning that being good at following a route sheet (instead of, say, arrows painted on the road as is typically in organized century rides) was critical. For years I was using the same handlebar-mounted map holder I made back in 2002, which worked well except for one caveat: my thighs or knees would sometimes graze against it while pedaling out of the saddle. So this year I decided to tweak the design. Call it Bicycle Map Holder 2.0.
Below are photos detailing the creation process. They are pretty self-explanatory. Basically what I did was move the cyclometer rearward by mounting it on the stem with double-sided tape and clear packaging tape, and zip-tying the map holder in front of it to the handlebars and stem.
For those of you looking to make a bigger one, I made a large map holder via the same process for the 2008 Tour Divide that fit Adventure Cycling maps well.