How to Tuesdays: Cycle computer screen protector

Cycle computers don’t come cheap these days and one unfortunate drop or crash can make it impossible to see all the necessary data displayed on your screen. We are going to show you how to make your own screen protector that will keep your display in top condition. If you already have a few scratches on your screen it will still be beneficial to prevent any further damage.

You will need:

  • Scissors or a craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Clear self adhesive film (clear vinyl, book wrapping plastic, a cell phone screen guard or clear packaging tape )


Begin by placing your computer screen down on your clear film, accurately trace the outline of your screen. Ensure the pencil tip is as close to the computer as possible for best results.

Computer outline


Computer outline 2

 Measure the trim surrounding your screen and subtract that measurement from your outline. This will give you the approximate size of your screen surface.

Computer outline 3

Neatly cut our your film and test to see if any adjustments need to be made before the application. Any excess will need to be trimmed off to prevent any bubbles from forming. Bubbles on the edges of the film will trap dirt which can damage the display over time.

Last check

Now that you have your screen protector cut to size it is suggested that you cut 4-5 additional pieces for future use, or in case you damage the first application. Clean your fingers and the cycle computer with Benzine, Methylated Spirits or Rubbing alcohol before pealing the backing off. Take your time applying the film and apply from top to bottom as opposed to starting from a corner.

Finished product

 This simple trick can be applied to hear rate monitors (wrist watches) too. It is an inexpensive way to keep your equipment in great condition. Send us pics of how your screen protector turned out!