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Home made handlebar mount for camera

DR1V3RDR1V3R Posts: 79
edited July 2009 in MTB general
Just thought I would share this now I have found out how to put photo's into posts.

Managed to knock this up from bits and pieces I had lying about in the garage. Its made from an old cable brake lever cut down so that I was left with just the clamp and the hole that the lever pivoted on, added a screw with the same size threads as the camera tripod mount and there you go.

The second nut is used to tighten the camera in place. I am well pleased with the results!

What do you think?



  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    good stuff!

    I have a fujifilm S5700, which might be a tad bulky for this, and the tripod thread is plastic :roll:
    Might see if I can nick someone else's camera to try it - my sister has an EOS :twisted:

    one downside, which I just realised in a slower section of the video, is that as you move the bars to keep balance, the camera goes with it too.
    Still not quite as good as a head cam, but still a great idea for those on a budget - especially considering that most digital cameras produce videos of MUCH higher quality than equivalently priced "helmet cams"
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    Nice, but theres a much simpler way to do a homemade camera bracket. with the aid of a reflector bracket and bolt.

  • DR1V3RDR1V3R Posts: 79
    Yeah it is a bit of a problem on the slow bits, no good for pedally bits but no one wants to see them anyway!
  • breezerbreezer Posts: 1,225
    Ive been experimenting with various different places to mount my camera. I will be trying the rear facing chasecam one tomorrow with a friend following which should be quite good
  • DR1V3RDR1V3R Posts: 79

    Good video, I like the idea of the rear facing camera, not much good if its wet though.

    The first one in the video looks good as well.

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