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mikelimamikelima Posts: 10
edited July 2009 in The bottom bracket
Hi,

For my GCSE Design and Technology course, I am designing and making a camera mount for a bike, and as part of my product research, I am carrying out a questionnaire. I would appreciate any responses to the following questions:

1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road?

2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike?


3) What other products are attached to:
a. Your Handlebars?
b. Your Stem?
c. Your Seatpost?

4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”?

5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
a. Bright, bold colours
b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white

6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?

7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?

Thanks for your help 8)

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  • Hello Mikelima,

    Good luck with the project and the GCSE's. Are you doing them this year or next?

    1. Road
    2. If I saw some good shots taken from handlebar mounts I'd probably want to take my own.
    3. a. Nothing
    b. Speedo
    c. Saddle bag.
    4. Quick release would be an advantage.
    5. Simple colours, dark grey, silver, black.
    6. Might be nice to be able to move the shutter release around the bars. Maybe a wireless shutter release. Something to dampen the vibrations? Could you have a fixed LCD screen and a moveable lens?
    7. Would it be possible to rotate the camera on the mount?

    Hope that helps.

    Good luck.
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I'll relay my experience of bike-camera mounts - I bought one to attach my new, ultra-compact digital video camera to my handlebars for the Paris-Roubaix sportive. Hit the first pave sector at Troisville at about 40kph and the camera launches down the road - the mount was fine, but the metal bush in the camera chassis was sheared off. Picks camera up and puts it rear pocket thinking that it was £400 toast - Got to the next feed stop, checked the camera and it still works! You can make the most bomb-proof camera mount, but the camera might be the weak point.
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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? - road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? - not really, no. It's not why I cycle...


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? - nothing
    b. Your Stem? - nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? - nothing

    the answers to the rest are probably not relevant given the above.... :)
  • LeighBLeighB Posts: 326
    1) Road
    2) Yes
    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Computer (trip/speedo not something from Acer!).
    b. Your Stem? Nothing.
    c. Your Seatpost? Small saddle bag for tools etc.
    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? Yes.
    5) What colourscheme would you prefer? b
    a. Bright, bold colours
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white
    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features? Adjustable so you can see the speed indicated on your computer.
    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing. Front.
  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 2,058
    1) Road
    2) Yes
    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Nothing
    b. Your Stem? Garmin Computer.
    c. Your Seatpost? Small saddle bag for tools etc.
    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? Yes.
    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white
    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?
    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing. Front.
  • PhilofCasPhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    mikelima wrote:
    Hi,

    For my GCSE Design and Technology course, I am designing and making a camera mount for a bike, and as part of my product research, I am carrying out a questionnaire. I would appreciate any responses to the following questions:

    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? On

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? off only


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? cycle computer/light when needed
    b. Your Stem? nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? light when needed
    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? Not really
    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    a. Bright, bold colours No
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white Yes

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features? protective case

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing? wouldn't matter as i couldn't see myself using it while riding
    Thanks for your help 8)


    all the best with your project
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? Road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? Might be fun sometimes


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Speedo
    b. Your Stem? Nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? Saddlebag

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? Only if it is secure. That has to be your first, second and third priority

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    a. Bright, bold colours The more tasteless the better


    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?

    None that I can think of

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?


    Front, although one that can be changed would be nice.
  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    1) Road

    2) No, although may use it once or twice if I could trigger it from my hoods


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Empty light bracket (it's summer!)
    b. Cycle Computer
    c. Empty light bracket

    4) if it needs to be removed repeatedly then yes.

    5) Simpler, understated colours

    6) remote trigger for the shutter, some damping to ensure as low wobble as possible when taking a shot.

    7) reversable mounting to allow both? in not front facing
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  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 613
    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road?
    A: Offroad

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike?
    A: No

    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? A: Nothing
    b. Your Stem? A: Nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? A: Nothing

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”?
    A: No

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    a. Bright, bold colours
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white
    A: 'b' simpler/more agressive

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?
    A: No

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?
    A: Front


    Good luck with it.
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? on-road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? yes


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? nc-17 bell, cycle computer holder
    b. Your Stem? nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? nothing

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? yes

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    a. Bright, bold colours. like an ipod

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features? user friendly angle adjustment & an adapter to secure it onto your helmet

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing? front
  • mikelima wrote:
    Hi,

    For my GCSE Design and Technology course, I am designing and making a camera mount for a bike, and as part of my product research, I am carrying out a questionnaire. I would appreciate any responses to the following questions:

    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? Road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? Yes


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Computer
    b. Your Stem? Nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? Saddlebag

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? Yes

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    a. Bright, bold colours
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features? Some sort of remote shutter button / video start button

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing? Front

    Thanks for your help 8)
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    Mikelima - have a look at this:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Actio ... 360037837/

    Maybe a helmet mounted camera would be better in terms of camera safety and reduced vibrations/camera shaking.
  • teagarteagar Posts: 2,100
    1) Road. Totally.

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? Sure, why not.


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Speedo.
    b. Your Stem? Sometimes I write some directions and stick it on, but usually nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? Nothing.

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? It'd be a pain if it wasn't.

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    Simple.

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?

    The camera would need to be waterproof obviously...

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?

    If it was good it could do both :wink:
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • 1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road?
    A) Road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike?
    A) Yes


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? light when commuting
    b. Your Stem? computer
    c. Your Seatpost? saddlebag

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”?
    A) Yes

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer?
    A) Simpler colours such as gloss black or white

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?
    A) Something to minimise virbation to the camera

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?
    A) Front

    Good luck with the project!
  • pedylanpedylan Posts: 775
    1) Firstly, do you ride mostly on-road or off-road? On road

    2) Would you see it as useful to be able to use a camera of your choice both on and off the bike? Not really, I odn't see replaying rides as worthwhile and I don't commute so "evidence" not needed.


    3) What other products are attached to:
    a. Your Handlebars? Cycle computer
    b. Your Stem? Nothing
    c. Your Seatpost? Saddle bag - minimal to hold spares and phone

    4) Do you see it as important that this product is “quick release”? For people who carry one yes as they'd no doubt remove it from bike if bike was left parked.

    5) What colourscheme would you prefer? n/a to all rest I guess
    a. Bright, bold colours
    b. Simpler colours such as gloss black or white

    6) Would you like the product to incorporate any other features?

    7) Would you prefer the camera to be front or rear facing?

    Good luck with the project.
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