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Have any of you guys tried to make one of these camera mounts as this guy listed on his website?

http://www.camerahacker.com/build/Bicycle_Camera_Mount.php

I couldn't find any el cheapo cateye mounts but I did have two old front reflector mounts which I used to make a mount with. The only question I have is will the camera's tripod mount on the bottom be able to handle the stresses of mtbiking?
 

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Most camera bodies have just plastic threads for the bolt to screw into, so the answer? No. You'll need to help that junction out. I do by using a velco strap to take some of the tension off the bolt.

Good luck.

-A
 

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I have built a camera mount but now am unsure that it will be safe to use. My wife has bought me a Kodak EasyShare M1063 10.3 MP camera and I would really love to use it to get nice trail vids / pics.

I am very unsure that the camera's tripod mount will be able to handle the stresses of mtbiking so I am thinking of a way to be able to use it w/o tearing it up.

Here is a pic of my mount:

 

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Will do. Have to wait til christmas to open it up.
 

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I did the exact same thing using the handlebar reflector holder that came with my bike.
 

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I have completed the mount, added a metal bracket with a center 1/4" hole that serves to connect the bracket to the mount. Another 1/4" hole attaches the camera to the bracket. I have also aded strips of a cheap mouse pad (2 on the bottom and 1 on the left) to help pad the camera.

Here is a pic from the front:



Here is a pic from the back:



Haven't been able to use it on the trail yet but have taken it for a test ride down the street. Here is a 1 minute clip.

 

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I tried mounting a MiniDV camcorder on a mountain bike once, and it ended up stripping the mounting threads and wrenching itself loose. If you mount the camera somewhere on yourself (Helmet, etc.), the camera will get less abuse, the footage will be smoother, and you'll be able to shoot your own handlebars/front wheel, which looks neat.
 

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Zothecula said:
I tried mounting a MiniDV camcorder on a mountain bike once, and it ended up stripping the mounting threads and wrenching itself loose. If you mount the camera somewhere on yourself (Helmet, etc.), the camera will get less abuse, the footage will be smoother, and you'll be able to shoot your own handlebars/front wheel, which looks neat.
That's my biggest worry right there. I actually am thinking of doing the helmet mount; I know my test was only on asphalt which in itself I believe the mount would 100% handle but off road is a totally different thing. I do have the 2 year extended no questions asked warranty on the camera; just have to say I had it on a tripod and the wind knocked it over kinda story if something bad happened.

Yeah, I would agree that the helmet probably would be a better ride for the camera. I'll work on a mount.
 
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