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    Custom GoPro mounts

    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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    Looks nice and simple. I plan on building a mount or two once my GoPro arrives. I do not trust the plastic mounts for such a rugged sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmove
    One question, what glue did you use?
    I used 5 minute epoxy. Very solid for this use and slightly flexible so it won't crack due to vibrations.
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    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.

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    Roughing up the plastic would be a very good idea. Gives the plastic cement a good bonding surface. Also, when choosing the plastic cement (epoxy) looks at their strength in psi and make sure it is compatible with the type of plastic you are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acefaser
    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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    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5xo9EOwqv4

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    Quote Originally Posted by luap
    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5xo9EOwqv4
    That looks like a fine solution for my Yeti seat mast issue.

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    Go Pro helmet custom mount

    Simple piece of CF and some plastic ties

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56613764@N04/5226924213/

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    Quote Originally Posted by luap
    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5xo9EOwqv4
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullsailbiker
    That looks like a fine solution for my Yeti seat mast issue.
    Nice!
    If I go full face, I will borrow that idea for sure.
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    I have finally modified my mounts from the original post. They are much lighter and still as sturdy.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dsamsonite
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi
    Nice!
    If I go full face, I will borrow that idea for sure.
    Oops. quoted the wrong post. Meant to quote...

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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,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042
    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,

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    Pretty cool.
    Yea. Post them.
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    Here is my contribution. I made this chest mount with some clear polycarbonate that I found somewhere in Home Depot, some elastic strapping from a craft store and some industrial velcro. I made a cardboard template first so that it would fit my chest and then hand sewed the straps on one side and at the attachment in the back. The thing that makes this better than the stock Go Pro chesty is that it is braced taller to stop vertical shaking. I also made it to fit me perfectly and sit very high, just out of reach of my chin. I drilled holes for ventilation and plan to attach some ribbing to elevate it from my chest for just a little more air flow. I also mount my camera up side down and attempt to always aim it so that the handlebars fill just the bottom 1/4 of the screen.


    The fall shots (with bright yellow leaves) were shot using this mount.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIuwl1WXpw

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    Here's my final product. I have drilled holes to lighten the mount.
    Since my new GoPro 960 came with a new "curved base" mount, I have decided to change the position of the mount. I can easily move the mount to the seat post, or simply switch camera positions for front, rear and side views from the handlebars. I'll try the new side-view tomorrow.
    My latest front / rear view video is here:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullsailbiker
    Here is my contribution. I made this chest mount with some clear polycarbonate that I found somewhere in Home Depot, some elastic strapping from a craft store and some industrial velcro. I made a cardboard template first so that it would fit my chest and then hand sewed the straps on one side and at the attachment in the back. The thing that makes this better than the stock Go Pro chesty is that it is braced taller to stop vertical shaking. I also made it to fit me perfectly and sit very high, just out of reach of my chin. I drilled holes for ventilation and plan to attach some ribbing to elevate it from my chest for just a little more air flow. I also mount my camera up side down and attempt to always aim it so that the handlebars fill just the bottom 1/4 of the screen.


    The fall shots (with bright yellow leaves) were shot using this mount.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIuwl1WXpw
    I really like that....can you provide some more shots of it so I can see how you got it all together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy
    I really like that....can you provide some more shots of it so I can see how you got it all together?
    That is a good one.
    If you are interested in building a chest mount, here are other examples that may help you as well...
    http://climbsmart.com/public/gopro-harness/
    http://www.leelau.net/Misc/GoPro/feedthehabit/
    http://pirochu.pinkbike.com/album/Gear/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy
    I really like that....can you provide some more shots of it so I can see how you got it all together?
    Sure. My sewing is not exactly artful but it gets the job done. The zip tie is there because I broke the tabs off of my "J-hook" quick release. I never take it off to put it on my handlebar mount so it doesn't make much difference to me and it never rattles or shakes where it mounts to the quick release. Presently scheming a way to get a Go Pro HD, I think this mount will work well for the added heft over that of the SD model.




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    I havent made any custom mounts for my go-pro yet. However, many of my friends have the contour and I had some request to make an adapter that would allow the coutour to be used with the go-pro mounts. So I made this using a 3d printer:






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    You might want to try a heavy duty book stapler for the straps. Much easier then sewing.
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    Here's a video using almost all of my new mount's angles
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi
    You might want to try a heavy duty book stapler for the straps. Much easier then sewing.
    Or get a Speedy Stitcher.

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    After cruising through this thread; I figured I'd better upload some pics and vids of my homemade mounts.
    First mount is just a short boom i made from some aluminum shower channel, a chunk of old handle bar, and a recycled lock on grip.




    Next is a chest mount. I used a 3M GoPro mount on the front of my 661 Coresaver. I was concerned about 3M mount coming off; but has put up with alot of use with no issues so far.


    <object width='500' height='375'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/185314/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/185314/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='375' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/185314/">Chest Mount GoPro</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>

    Last is what I call the unicorn or narwhal helmet mount.





    <object width='500' height='375'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='375' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/186908/">GoPro, Unicorn Helmet Mount</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick
    After cruising through this thread; I figured I'd better upload some pics and vids of my homemade mounts.
    Nice job!
    That's the kind of stuff I like to see - something I can learn from.
    Thanks.
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    Sweet thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by o0adam0o
    Sweet thread!
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    just wondering...how do you post a photo? I have a contraption I made but am not sure how to put the picture on the forum.

    I know, it's probably something simple but I can't seem to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    just wondering...how do you post a photo? I have a contraption I made but am not sure how to put the picture on the forum.

    I know, it's probably something simple but I can't seem to figure it out.
    It has to be a link to photo that is already on the web. Upload the photo to Facebook, etc., and find the URL of the photo. Post that here.
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    got it, thanks!

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36295592@N05/5666058695/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36295592@N05/5666626300/

    After about 2 times switching and then readjusting the angle of the gopro on the helmet I decided to mount a gopro mount onto the top of a gorillapod. Makes it soooo much easier to quickly take a gorillapod shot and then right back to the helmet.

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    man, I am having trouble with the photo linking stuff.

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    I didn't want to spend $40 on a chesty mount so I took the headband mount and turned it into a chesty mount. I opened the part that wraps around your head most the way, then I spilt the over the head strap down the middle. It ends up fitting just like a Chesty mount and has 4 points of support like it and is nice and steady. It does help that I'm only around 160lbs, because if I was much bigger it wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    man, I am having trouble with the photo linking stuff.
    The link to your first photo is:
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/...32dd7b6dd1.jpg
    Take this, click the photo button and add the URLs. They can be found by right-clicking on a photo and go to properties. Copy and paste the URL.
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    Last year I had created my own GoPro "Chesty" chest harness for my GoPro Wide as well. My first attempt at this used only the straps and mounts that were included with the GoPro. Since my first attempt, I have upgraded to padded straps as shown, but this is not necessary.
    NOTE:
    I did not come up with this design, but I tried to improve upon what I have seen on this forum.
    Thanks to "LeeL" for posting his design on this forum for me to try to copy.
    The rest of the pictures of my design, and some descriptions of the design, can be found here:
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    anthony, thanks. I have a mac and there is no right or left. I may be the only person with a Mac who hates it! I can fly on a PC. I will try your advice tomorrow from work on my PC. thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    anthony, thanks. I have a mac and there is no right or left. I may be the only person with a Mac who hates it! I can fly on a PC. I will try your advice tomorrow from work on my PC. thanks again.
    Not to Hijack the thread but if you hold down Ctrl & then click it is the same as right clicking. You can also configure your mouse and or trackpad to right click as well.
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    So here is prototype #1, of my R/C zipline dolly. It uses a brushless motor and LiPo battery system. as it sits, it can reach about 35mph.








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    I'm buying this for my Gopro once it hits the market. The ability to change directions and angles quickly and mount and dismount quickly is fantastic.


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    you can skip ahead to about 2:00 to see the bike application.

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    [QUOTE=davidrhorn]I'm buying this for my Gopro once it hits the market. The ability to change directions and angles quickly and mount and dismount quickly is fantastic.

    Pretty cool, but I bet the price on this will be in the $500+ range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick
    So here is prototype #1, of my R/C zipline dolly. It uses a brushless motor and LiPo battery system. as it sits, it can reach about 35mph.
    I am jealous That gadget makes me wish I had a little more know-how with electronics.

    A little detail on the system please

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    Quote Originally Posted by discombobulated_conundrum
    I am jealous That gadget makes me wish I had a little more know-how with electronics.

    A little detail on the system please
    Its just a brushless motor system for a 1/18th scale r/c car/truck; with a 2.4Ghz radio and reciever. Everything else is custom fabbed. We are going to be changing the type of drive system; so its more reliable and efficient. As well as some pretty nifty electronics upgrades; to help with stability. any other specific questions???
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    Pretty cool, but I bet the price on this will be in the $500+ range.
    in that case, forget it, I will rig something myself. $50 and I would buy it.

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    i looked up that camera mount. If you pre order it it's only $50 or $75 if you want the bike mount.

    After seeing this thread i decided to make some myself. The first one is a steadicam. It needs some improvements. the other one is a chest mount. I saw anthonyi post on his chest mount and used his to build off of.

    It's my second time using Vegas 10. i'm still learning it, i'm used to using Final Cut Pro at school.

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    I just went simple with my needs No expenditure besides the Gorilla Glue & GorillaPod which I already had. The problem, as pointed out earlier, is that some of the mounts, in my case the tripod mount, requires you to unscrew the assembly. F that... That little nut can be a PitA to get in AND out of the hole it's in sometimes. Plus, out on the trail it's not something you wanna drop into the gravel.

    I took a GorillaPod and the flat helmet mount from my GoPro kit and screwed a hole in the helmet mount the size of the screw on the GorillaPod attachment.


    It took three different drill bits 'cause I wanted the screw to actually bite into the plastic so I started small and kept getting bigger until the screw would actually screw in. The plastic is quite hard and the screw from the GorillaPod isn't meant to work like a wood screw but it was sufficient to slightly increase the amount of contact surface between the screw and plastic.

    Put some Gorilla Glue on the backside of the adhesive cover (probably won't do much good but it's a contact point so it can't hurt) and coated the inside of the hole I drilled with Gorilla Glue. Put a little water on the screw and mount and screwed it together. Let sit overnight to harden...



    In the morning I had to do a little cleanup around the hole since the Gorilla Glue foams and expands slightly.

    Now I've got a quick release mount for my GorillaPod to get off-camera footage


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    The 3M tape they use on the mounts is so strong that I just cut away the area I needed and it has held tight ever since. And I toss it in my backpack and jam it in my jersey pocket all the time. If it comes loose I will try your gorilla glue method though.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3629559...57626601938976

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    The 3M tape they use on the mounts is so strong that I just cut away the area I needed and it has held tight ever since. And I toss it in my backpack and jam it in my jersey pocket all the time. If it comes loose I will try your gorilla glue method though.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3629559...57626601938976
    That was my first thought but I didn't think it would hold up to getting banged around, rolled over, and landed on in the backpack. Good to hear it works...

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    That was my first thought but I didn't think it would hold up to getting banged around, rolled over, and landed on in the backpack.
    Your system is much more secure, when I lose mine (which I will) I'll probably pull this thread up and do it your way. But so far it's held tight.

    The problem with all of the mounting systems with Gopro is the fact that you have to screw and unscrew that thing. AND it's a pain to even turn the plastic knob, they don't leave enough space. And like you said, the little bolt is a major pain too! I lasted exactly one switch before brainstorming a way to make it a quick click switch. Not to mention how much of a pain it is to re-adjust the angle of the camera on your helmet everytime you take it off. With our systems there is no re-adjustments. I found myself much more willing to do a stationary shot knowing it will only be a matter of clicking it back on the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike
    That was my first thought but I didn't think it would hold up to getting banged around, rolled over, and landed on in the backpack. Good to hear it works...
    Good thought.
    The 3M tape will eventually release with constant slow pressure in one direction. I have manually removed many mounts using this method, and almost destroyed my old GoPro once by assuming the tape would hold forever. The tape is actually reusable if removed correctly. Now, I always glue, wire-tie, or bolt whatever I attach to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    The problem with all of the mounting systems with Gopro is the fact that you have to screw and unscrew that thing. AND it's a pain to even turn the plastic knob, they don't leave enough space. And like you said, the little bolt is a major pain too! I lasted exactly one switch before brainstorming a way to make it a quick click switch. Not to mention how much of a pain it is to re-adjust the angle of the camera on your helmet everytime you take it off. With our systems there is no re-adjustments. I found myself much more willing to do a stationary shot knowing it will only be a matter of clicking it back on the helmet.
    I agree, but also check to see if you received 2 different length stems with your GoPro. Mine has a short and also a slightly longer stem. The long one tightens easily, but the short one does not have enough finger space to grip it.
    A few other tips:
    If you seem to be tightening the stem excessively to get the camera stable, then try replacing the capped nut with a standard nut. The capped nuts have a tendency to run out of thread space, so you are tightening against the nut cap and not the mount.
    The other reason to have to over-tighten the stem is because the friction points in the mount sections may be too smooth. Try roughing the 6 surfaces slightly in an X-pattern. This will allow the sections to bite without too much screw pressure.
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    Wow! All great advice.

    My goal is to try to have as many mounts as possible simply click in place, with minimal adjusting. I would love for GoPro to have some sort of marking system so you could remember what angle it's set at instead of trying to guess. I loved being able to switch to the gorillapod and back to my helmet with no adjusting. But if I did have to adjust I would much rather just line up two markings, if they had that available. Does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn
    Wow! All great advice.

    My goal is to try to have as many mounts as possible simply click in place, with minimal adjusting. I would love for GoPro to have some sort of marking system so you could remember what angle it's set at instead of trying to guess. I loved being able to switch to the gorillapod and back to my helmet with no adjusting. But if I did have to adjust I would much rather just line up two markings, if they had that available. Does that make sense?
    With the Wide, this is less of a problem, but if necessary, check out the back of the camera and try putting a line with a narrow file across the back of the mount section, then line up the lines.
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    cut a piece of 1/4in plexiglass to fit on water bottle mounts, seem to work pretty good





    sample video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZNnwScFXI

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    That is a great idea for a mount, I will have to make one of those.

    I have used the handlebar/seatpost mount on the top tube to get a similar view but I like yours better.

    here is a vid trying different camera angles/mounting positions starting about 3/4 of the way through, the first 3/4 is using the chesty mount.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAxXW...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple78 View Post
    cut a piece of 1/4in plexiglass to fit on water bottle mounts, seem to work pretty good
    sample video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZNnwScFXI
    Good angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple78 View Post
    cut a piece of 1/4in plexiglass to fit on water bottle mounts, seem to work pretty good



    sample video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZNnwScFXI
    Does that get in the way of pedaling? I like the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn View Post
    in that case, forget it, I will rig something myself. $50 and I would buy it.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ra-clip-system
    Pledge $50 before June and get one cheaper than they will be for retail. This guy must be ecstatic, he was try to raise $10k for this and he's already at $180k+

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Does that get in the way of pedaling? I like the idea.
    I have used it a couple of times without any issues, so no never got in the way of pedaling

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoopwhoop View Post
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ra-clip-system
    Pledge $50 before June and get one cheaper than they will be for retail. This guy must be ecstatic, he was try to raise $10k for this and he's already at $180k+
    From what I've read, the first 100 will be post-prototypes; not quite in production. I would be extra careful and use a backup system (e.g., camera strap) until these are proven solid. I'm sure they will not be responsible if your $1,000+ camera hits the ground; unless you sue, of course.
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    I'm wondering if this contraption would work at high speed. For instance, setting up a gorillapod and then riding by, would it be able to still track you?

    http://www.indiegogo.com/Mobile-Video-Accessory

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn View Post
    I'm wondering if this contraption would work at high speed. For instance, setting up a gorillapod and then riding by, would it be able to still track you?

    http://www.indiegogo.com/Mobile-Video-Accessory
    I don't know, but that is cool! I guess speed would definitely be a determining factor for trail side use. I would definitely be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn View Post
    I'm wondering if this contraption would work at high speed. For instance, setting up a gorillapod and then riding by, would it be able to still track you?

    http://www.indiegogo.com/Mobile-Video-Accessory
    That's a very cool and interesting idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidrhorn View Post
    I'm wondering if this contraption would work at high speed. For instance, setting up a gorillapod and then riding by, would it be able to still track you?

    http://www.indiegogo.com/Mobile-Video-Accessory
    Maybe. Pretty cool anyway!
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    my GoPro mount

    Sweet, I have a similar set up with the PVC but mine extends out about 4 inches from the bottom tube to give a goov view of the tire and shocks as well. I used a threaded piece of PVC for the arm so it can easily be removed. Also I drilled the end and ran a stainless screw which bolts to the tripod mount for the gopro its a 1/4x20 thread. Ill post some pics when im able. Im a new mtbr member so it wont allow me to post pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMRetherford View Post
    Sweet, I have a similar set up with the PVC but mine extends out about 4 inches from the bottom tube to give a goov view of the tire and shocks as well. I used a threaded piece of PVC for the arm so it can easily be removed. Also I drilled the end and ran a stainless screw which bolts to the tripod mount for the gopro its a 1/4x20 thread. Ill post some pics when im able. Im a new mtbr member so it wont allow me to post pics.
    You can just throw a photo on line somewhere and copy the link (URL) as text into your post, in between these tags
    IMG]http://www.your-site.com/your-photo.jpg[/IMG
    (In my example above, you will need to replace the first and last brackets, which I removed as an example.)
    Photos don't get uploaded in this forum as they do on Facebook, etc. You can only post the link to photos that are already on line.
    You can also just post the link to the photo without the IMG tags.
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    My Mounts

    Nope still wont let me post as a new user have to make 10 post before i can add any links. Ill get back yo you all.

    Edit: Can you view my pics in my user gallery? also I'll add a link to a video so you can see my angle of view.
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    my mount

    OK I have 10 posts now







    and here is a short clip showing the angle

    http://youtu.be/_by0Z1dVlV4
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    After cruising through this thread; I figured I'd better upload some pics and vids of my homemade mounts.

    Last is what I call the unicorn or narwhal helmet mount.





    <object width='500' height='375'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/186908/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='375' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/186908/">GoPro, Unicorn Helmet Mount</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>
    Would you happen to recall where you got the bar for the narwhal from? I'm also assuming that the back of the mount has a counter weight attached, can you provide more details on this entire setup?

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    narwhal mount questions

    Quote Originally Posted by NastyNick View Post
    After cruising through this thread; I figured I'd better upload some pics and vids of my homemade mounts.

    Last is what I call the unicorn or narwhal helmet mount.





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    Would you happen to recall where you got the bar for the narwhal from? I'm also assuming that the back of the mount has a counter weight attached, can you provide more details on this entire setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrider21 View Post
    Would you happen to recall where you got the bar for the narwhal from? I'm also assuming that the back of the mount has a counter weight attached, can you provide more details on this entire setup?

    Cheers - Michael
    Would you be so kind as to remove the duplicate (quoted) photos from your last post? They take up a lot of room. Thanks.
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    I got the aluminum tubing from a machine shop. Its 5/8" O.D. The counterweight is also aluminum.
    1 3/4" diameter, 2 1/2" long.
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    Real interesting ideas in here

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    Those mounts look great. Inspired me to make some of my own.

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    Here are a few pictures of my chest mount:
    The rest are on my website at http://climbsmart.com/public/gopro-harness/index.htm#3

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    R/C Zipline Dolly, Prototype #3

    Just got our third version all put together; here is a real short clip from its first test run.
    The light wasn't that great. More to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple78 View Post
    cut a piece of 1/4in plexiglass to fit on water bottle mounts, seem to work pretty good

    Thanks for sharing this, I think it is fantastic but simple..!

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    do you have any problems with your knee hitting the plexiglass?

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    nevermind, I went back and saw you already answered it. My bad.

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    Wow! Nice!

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    Just got my GoPro today...I was thinking about combining the straps from my Camelbak with a chest harness. Has anyone seen or done anything like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco View Post
    Thanks for sharing this, I think it is fantastic but simple..!
    I love this mount - very simple but it looks really solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96p993 View Post
    Just got my GoPro today...I was thinking about combining the straps from my Camelbak with a chest harness. Has anyone seen or done anything like this?
    http://climbsmart.com/public/mtbr/mount3.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyi View Post

    Interesting...I would like to know more about its stability...Do you have any videos?

    Cool idea though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96p993 View Post
    Interesting...I would like to know more about its stability...Do you have any videos?
    Cool idea though
    As is, its stability was probably questionable, but it was never used since I purchased a Wingnut shortly after this photo was taken and my wife inherited my Camelpak.
    A simple upgrade would have been some sort of a wide / fitted back-plate of urethane foam (like a man-bra cup - LOL) to stop the sideways motion.
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    well done man

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    I made a mount by attaching a flat adhesive GoPro mount with two bolts through a flat-topped headset topcap. Works ok, but there is some high frequency vibration. Nice and smooth when the bike is in the air. Can't see the stem in shot when using 720p 16:9 mode. I will post pics when I get to 10 posts.

    I also made one from an old Vistalite handlebar mount for attaching to the seatpost. This one works really well. I tried it on the handlebars but with less success.

    Strangely, on playback, even when the image is jumping up and down with vibration, the lens flare is perfectly smooth.

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    DIY x-grip

    DIY x-grip

    <iframe width="853" height="510" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tnFzQ5RDpC8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSMarco View Post
    Thanks for sharing this, I think it is fantastic but simple..!
    I will pinch that idea too. I was wondering what I could use those bolts on the downtube for and that looks like just the ticket.

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    Thought I'd share some of the custom mounts I've made for the GoPro.


    Example footage: Pugsley on Patrol 55
    Finished version was painted black.


    Example footage: Pugsley on Patrol 66
    Note: GoPro zip-line shot after 1:35mins. Other foootage by Panasonic SD900


    Example footage: Pugsley on Patrol 65

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    Here is the latest video from my dolly.
    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/207393/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/207393/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/video/207393/">R/C Zipline Dolly Prototype #3, Test #2</a> on <a href="http://www.pinkbike.com">pinkbike.com</a></p>
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    Cutting/drilling plexiglass

    Great idea. What did you use to cut the plexiglass?

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    cut a piece of 1/4in plexiglass to fit on water bottle mounts, seem to work pretty good





    sample video
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