Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby VRE » Mon May 20, 2013 9:05 am

Actually, I just thought of a possibility: use the handlebar/seatpost mount, but with a very thick rubber strip inside the mount, to securely clamp it to the seat stay :D . Any other suggestions would still be appreciated, though.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby clydesmcdale » Mon May 20, 2013 10:18 am

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clydesmcdale wrote:Anyone had any experience trying to get a jumbo 808 to power on after it failing to?


Try plugging it back into a computer. When mine got wet and died, it only came back to life once I plugged it in.


I think it's my SD card. Took it out then tried plugging the camera in then taking it out again. Camera now power's on fine. But with the card in give me nothing. Plugged in the card reader and inserted the card. Got the dreaded USB device not recognized... so now gotta fix that somehow. Having no luck with different ports or computers.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Mon May 20, 2013 12:18 pm

VRE wrote:Actually, I just thought of a possibility: use the handlebar/seatpost mount, but with a very thick rubber strip inside the mount, to securely clamp it to the seat stay :D . Any other suggestions would still be appreciated, though.


And a lanyard/fishing wire connecting the camera itself to the bicycle as the GoPro handlebar mount will probably fail at some point. We usually count in weeks, not months, for the failure. :oops:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby VRE » Mon May 20, 2013 12:42 pm

Summernight wrote:
VRE wrote:Actually, I just thought of a possibility: use the handlebar/seatpost mount, but with a very thick rubber strip inside the mount, to securely clamp it to the seat stay :D . Any other suggestions would still be appreciated, though.


And a lanyard/fishing wire connecting the camera itself to the bicycle as the GoPro handlebar mount will probably fail at some point. We usually count in weeks, not months, for the failure. :oops:

Thanks for the lanyard tip: I'll remember that :) . Are these handlebar mounts really that unreliable? Based purely on the pictures I saw, they looked sturdy enough. What broke on yours?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Mon May 20, 2013 1:30 pm

VRE wrote:
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VRE wrote:Actually, I just thought of a possibility: use the handlebar/seatpost mount, but with a very thick rubber strip inside the mount, to securely clamp it to the seat stay :D . Any other suggestions would still be appreciated, though.


And a lanyard/fishing wire connecting the camera itself to the bicycle as the GoPro handlebar mount will probably fail at some point. We usually count in weeks, not months, for the failure. :oops:

Thanks for the lanyard tip: I'll remember that :) . Are these handlebar mounts really that unreliable? Based purely on the pictures I saw, they looked sturdy enough. What broke on yours?


Commuting to work on paved roads attached to my handlebar (approx. 10kms per weekday) is what broke it. 4 weeks it lasted. That is it.

No off-road to speak of. The part that usually breaks is the connector that turns the camera around so it isn't pointing sideways. It just doesn't seem to like vibrations and the vibrations of normal riding sheared it through.

Pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=37405&p=944861#p944861
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cp123 » Mon May 20, 2013 4:06 pm

possibly a dumb question - and sorry if it is... where do you buy lanyards? paper shops? I have no idea. :oops:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby herzog » Mon May 20, 2013 4:33 pm

cp123 wrote:possibly a dumb question - and sorry if it is... where do you buy lanyards? paper shops? I have no idea. :oops:


Officeworks have them
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Mon May 20, 2013 4:49 pm

cp123 wrote:possibly a dumb question - and sorry if it is... where do you buy lanyards? paper shops? I have no idea. :oops:


$2.00 shops, ebay, Officeworks as mentioned etc etc.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby VRE » Mon May 20, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Summernight » Mon May 20, 2013 5:45 pm

Or get some from your marketing department (if you have that). Mine was a freebie from someone who worked at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. I have lots of others from various things/promos/companies spruiking their business.

I currently use a hot pink lanyard for my office keys that was a freebie. It makes me happy. :)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Boognoss » Mon May 20, 2013 9:31 pm

VRE wrote:Have any of you mounted a GoPro Hero camera pointing to the rear? I've just ordered the Hero 3 Black, and was considering using my current Hero 1 as a rear camera and the new one on the helmet pointing forwards. Unfortunately I can't use the seat post because my saddlebag is there, and I couldn't mount the camera on the rear of the saddlebag, because it would bounce too much. So I was considering finding a mount for the right seat stay, roughly between the top tube and the brake caliper. Because of this tube's diameter, a handlebar mount may not work, so any suggestions?



Yes and I tried it for the first time on Sunday. I'll post the youtube when I upload the two descents I did at work tomorrow (enormous files only about 12 mins total).

I use KEdge mounts front and back (alloy) as I don't trust the GoPro plastic mounts at all after one of mine broke and many others here and elsewhere have reported the same.


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 20, 2013 9:33 pm

VRE wrote:
Thanks for the lanyard tip: I'll remember that :) . Are these handlebar mounts really that unreliable? Based purely on the pictures I saw, they looked sturdy enough. What broke on yours?


My handlebar mount must be a tough one. I have done numerous rides with it including one 11 hour epic and it still hasn't broken.

Maybe it will now :D



And a multi mounted one on my fixie

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon May 20, 2013 11:59 pm

Summernight wrote:We usually count in weeks, not months, for the failure. :oops:

We all cheer like a mob after a few beers at a cricket game when someone hits a six whenever someone posts a photo of their GoPro handlebar mount results on here :lol: :lol: :lol: :P
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cp123 » Tue May 21, 2013 12:54 pm

thanks guys! i didn't even think of those kinds of shops.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Tue May 21, 2013 2:57 pm

cp123 wrote:thanks guys! i didn't even think of those kinds of shops.

Just a thought, K-mart or tackle shop wire trace or nylon leader with swivel and clip?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ironhanglider » Tue May 21, 2013 7:24 pm

VRE wrote:Actually, I just thought of a possibility: use the handlebar/seatpost mount, but with a very thick rubber strip inside the mount, to securely clamp it to the seat stay :D . Any other suggestions would still be appreciated, though.


A replacement nut for your skewer can turn it into a handlebar size.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby oxonabike » Tue May 21, 2013 7:33 pm

The bike shed Mortdale are having a special on the liquid image EGO cameras, at $99. Having been less that satisfied with the 'action cam' I use on the rear of the commuter, I ordered one when the wife wasn't looking. Last night I whipped up a rear mount for it and tested it using my existing EGO - pics below. Hacked a 1/4" gutter bolt for the screw mount, but have some proper d-ring screws on order from ebay. New unit arrived today and is being charged for it's maiden voyage tomorrow. Link to the special: http://bit.ly/12IHxsG . Noted retail price sticker was $245.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby bychosis » Tue May 21, 2013 9:12 pm

cp123 wrote:possibly a dumb question - and sorry if it is... where do you buy lanyards? paper shops? I have no idea. :oops:

Mobile phones used to come with them, I've used one of those, it has a nice thin bit to slip through the case and the lanyard bit is elastic so I can stretch it around th e mount for security. It's fairly short too so can't tangle too much.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 22, 2013 3:37 pm

Pushy wrote:
cp123 wrote:thanks guys! i didn't even think of those kinds of shops.

Just a thought, K-mart or tackle shop wire trace or nylon leader with swivel and clip?


Great idea. Thanks.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cloudwarrior » Wed May 29, 2013 9:57 pm

Does anyone know if the #16 808 camera can do motion activation?

Reason I ask is I saw a program for changing the settings and it had a tick box for motion

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby takai » Wed May 29, 2013 10:24 pm

Anyone got a good solution for mounting a Contour to the side of a helmet?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby feral grasshopper » Wed May 29, 2013 10:44 pm

takai wrote:Anyone got a good solution for mounting a Contour to the side of a helmet?


I think Christine Tham did a few thousand pages ago, do a search, it should pop up! 8)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 29, 2013 11:59 pm

feral grasshopper wrote:
takai wrote:Anyone got a good solution for mounting a Contour to the side of a helmet?


I think Christine Tham did a few thousand pages ago, do a search, it should pop up! 8)


Wasn't that a Sony?

Similar shaped tho' so there might be something useful in it...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby feral grasshopper » Thu May 30, 2013 1:00 am

Mulger bill wrote:
feral grasshopper wrote:
takai wrote:Anyone got a good solution for mounting a Contour to the side of a helmet?


I think Christine Tham did a few thousand pages ago, do a search, it should pop up! 8)


Wasn't that a Sony?

Similar shaped tho' so there might be something useful in it...


U r quite correct MB! I bow to ur superior powers of recall :mrgreen: :wink: :oops:
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Thu May 30, 2013 2:04 am

cloudwarrior wrote:Does anyone know if the #16 808 camera can do motion activation?

Reason I ask is I saw a program for changing the settings and it had a tick box for motion

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