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After almost losing (and / or destroying) my GoPro Wide and breaking my only seat-post mount, I decided to build a rock-solid seat-post mount and a new handlebar mount. I should be able to test them out this weekend and post a video.
Anyway, here are my two new mounts - made with a few dollars worth of hardware store PVC parts, SS clamps and 5-minute epoxy....


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I am always interested in seeing new mounts, so please post your photos. I know that Lee and others have posted some cool ones in other forums.
 

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It seems that Gopro has missed the mark on quick release mounts. With both the handle bar mount and the helmet mount you have to unscrew the bolt and change around the little articulating arms.....not easy/quick to do after a few hours of riding. Having the camera mount directly to the foot mount is the way to go. One question, what glue did you use?
 

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acefaser said:
Did you rough up the plastic with sandpaper prior to gluing? I have had epoxy break free from PVC that has a smooth surface. Thanks for the picks, I could use some new mounts.
I used a very rough wood file. It helps quite a bit to put deep ridges in the plastic.
 

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luap said:
Anthonyi thats a nice DIY mount and a good idea as a thread.
(You should crop you pictures as they are huge)
Here's one I did
Thanks. It is incredibly stable. Imperative for our rooty trails here.
Yea. I usually reduce but I forgot this time.
Nice job with yours also.
Here is my latest video with the new mount.
 

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What kind of epoxy are you using? I know you said 5 minute but what brand/kind? Have you tried using an epoxy putty? Thoughts? I am doing something similar but going to mount it on my stem. HAve you tried or thought about that. Thanks for your help.
 

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dsamsonite said:
What kind of epoxy are you using? I know you said 5 minute but what brand/kind? Have you tried using an epoxy putty? Thoughts? I am doing something similar but going to mount it on my stem. HAve you tried or thought about that. Thanks for your help.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
It is 5 minute 2-part liquid from Loctite. Better than putty because it runs and flows into tight spots.
I have not tried a stem mount as it will probably show too much of my brake cables, but that may be an interesting view. Post some shots.
 

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I have decided to get rid of my handlebar mount and modify the seat post mount to create one universal mount for both handlebar or seatpost. A Dremel has been used to remove all excess epoxy to lighten up the mount.
Here are the new photos. It has been spray painted black to match my bike, but the unpainted photos show the design better.

 

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For a seatpost cam you can use the helmet mount on the rear seat rails.

Just cross the straps in back, pull tight and "buckle" each strap on the opposite side (criss-cross). I then zip tie an X on each side.

Don't forget to use the "UPd" setting so your image is right side up! A real drag in editing if your forget... depending on your software.

ANTHONTI: Nice work on the mounts by the way.... mounting is kinda an art form!
 

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I might as well contribute my mounts thus far.

Here is my handlebar mount, It has worked out great so far.



And an mount for a fork level and doubles as one for the rear shock.





I also made a chesty mount, but do not have any pictures of it yet. If anyone wants to see it I can take a couple of it,

-Brett
 

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Carraig042 said:
I might as well contribute my mounts thus far.

Here is my handlebar mount, It has worked out great so far.

I also made a chesty mount, but do not have any pictures of it yet. If anyone wants to see it I can take a couple of it,

-Brett
Pretty cool.
Yea. Post them.
 
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