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Well I want to use my Casio - Z850 camera to record video when I mountain bike on some technical trails. The problem I have is will one of these be good enough or will the shock from the tails kill it. I have a stumpjumper and these are the 2 kits I see online. The first is a do it yourself....http://www.camerahacker.com/build/Bicycle_Camera_Mount.php
2nd is a buy it now - http://www.gpscity.ca/item-ram-mount-camera-thread-zinc-u-bolt-mount/ramb149zc1.htm#productreviews

here is my camera - http://www.dpreview.com/news/0602/06022106casioexz850.asp

Do you guys think it will be fine or too bumpy and will break the camera? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks...

Keep in mind I want to use what I have now and not buy a system that is made for camcording that will cost a lot..

Also which way do you think is better recording, front or back ?
 

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Firstly, (I haven't tried this at all mind you...) I wouldn't mount a camera on your bike. If you're tackling rough terrain, vibration is your enemy. Trying to film with this set-up will probably give the viewer a headache... (My wife would yak. She hates any helmet-cam style footage. :rolleyes: )

If you're still going to try it, both of those mounts seem kinda wack. Especially the wing-nut thing! Did you happen to notice he mounted it on a 80's era bike? (Maybe a Dept. store bike; I dunno...) It's my belief that both the mounts move the camera too far from the handlebar to produce a steady shot. If you were road riding of something smooth and slow, they probably would work fine.

I have a friend who modified his helmet that was really scratched up by putting a bolt through one side with a lock-nut. He then used the cameras tripod mount and changed it's pitch with tension from the lock-nut. He's had some good results, but hasn't tried the handlebar thing.

Good luck! ;)
 

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tacubaya said:
I once taped my camera to my handlebars and it was okay, got good results too..
He doesn't want sticky goo on his camera... :rolleyes:

I was thinking of this now... My night light is Turbocat and uses this qr system for the handlebars. You can adjust tension with the screw inside and they come with different rubber skins to grip the handlebar. You could get one and drill it out for the right screw to go in your digicam...

http://www.turbocatusa.com/home.html
 

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Uncle Cliffy said:
He doesn't want sticky goo on his camera... :rolleyes:

I was thinking of this now... My night light is Turbocat and uses this qr system for the handlebars. You can adjust tension with the screw inside and they come with different rubber skins to grip the handlebar. You could get one and drill it out for the right screw to go in your digicam...

http://www.turbocatusa.com/home.html
I occasionally use a similar setup to this, works pretty good on smooth trails, but if if gets bumpy forget it.
 

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The reason your head works so good for mounting a camera to is because of its high stability through inertia - i.e. your head wants to stay still the most, and it is able to do this subconsciously better than any other part of your body, unless you have a 2 foot dong like me, then that stays the most stable.

Your bike while good at sucking up rocks and jumps and sh!t, sucks at smoothing out the rythem and vibrations from riding on trails. It simply cannot stay as still as your head can when the riding gets rough, like a one eyed dislexic hoe from SoJo.

I'm not saying you can't mount it to your handlebars, but its gonna be one of the first things to hit in a crash, and may very well rattle loose just from normal riding, and at the very least change angles on you, like Peter North filming an orgy.

I would reccomend attaching a bullet cam setup to your head, look under the helmet cam thread I just posted in for a cheap setup if you already have a camera with a line in, and I even offer an example of how to mount it to your helmet for a unique view, Like a strap on dildo helmet. :thumbsup:
 

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I made a mount from a reflector mount and a 1/4-20 bolt to mount my canon sd1100is on my handlebars. Video was pretty good but I would be worried about crashing and ripping the mount from the bottom of the camera.
 
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