Grabbed the GoPro and...

Discussion in 'Cruzbike Adventures (Solo, Randonneur, Social)' started by battleaxe0, May 24, 2015.

  1. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    Ok so about 10 rides in with that silver mount on the Vendetta. Yep that's a keeper works better then anything by leaps and bounds..
  2. Bruce B

    Bruce B Well-Known Member

    Well, bad news. The GoPro camera adapter on the rear Rideye camera broke probably while riding on a rough patch of road The camera was lost. I think the weight and length of the camera created too much torque for the bracket.

    A few days later while parking the bike in our storeroom, I allowed the front wheel rotate hard to the left and the front camera struck a wall cracking the adapter and bending the screws holding the adapter to the base of the camera.

    I am going to rethink the whole setup.
  3. tiltmaniac

    tiltmaniac Guru

    Bruce-- I have two of the plastic mounts on my GoPro mount, tensioned about as high as I reasonably can.
    When I lean the bike up against something, often the side of the camera case hits before anything else, but this just moves one of the mounts at the pivot for that mount, and thus ends up limiting the amount of stress.
  4. AlexisBV

    AlexisBV Member

    Bumping this old thread to see if there are any updates on how to best mount a gopro to a S30 for a front view. Didn't find anything obvious from GoPro (other than the handlebar mount, which would have legs obscuring the view). There's that accessory mount just above the BB, but other than the Origin8 eyelet mount Bruce B mentioned, I'm not sure what else might work well. Any ideas?
  5. Mathew Fy

    Mathew Fy Well-Known Member

    If you want to mount a camera to your boom:
  6. cpml123

    cpml123 Member

    Here is a mount I rigged up, since I didn't want to pay $40 for a mount.
    Hose clamp, size 28, which fits 1.5 to 2.5 diameter: about $2
    Stainless steel screw 1/4"x20, shortest size, Home Depot: $2
    A couple washers from my tool box
    A small section of used inner tube
    One of the existing go-pro mounts for tripod

    I drilled a hole that fits the screw through the hose clamp. Put the screw through the hole in the hose clamp and add a couple washers. Screw the gopro mount on top. Test fit the hose clamp aound the boom. Cut maybe an inch off the excess clamp. Wrap the inner tube around the boom and then put the hose clamp around the inner tube. Tighten the clamp screw. Then it's done.

    boom mount.jpg
    super slim, Gary123 and Bruce B like this.
  7. AlexisBV

    AlexisBV Member

    For these boom mounts, do the feet show a lot in the video? The newer gopros allow you to choose a narrow/wide field of view, but I'm afraid that even the narrow one will still show quite a bit of flying feet - is that the case?

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