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    Handy DIY Contour mount

    I wanted an easy way to film off the back of my seat post and I couldn't find a Contour mount to do it... So I made one. 3/4" PVC 'Nipple' from Ace Hardware and a steel and clamp. This allowed me to mount their standard handlebar mount like this.



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    Was thinking along the same line myself. Just was going to use a bolt for the standard threaded mount I got instead of the bar mount. Looks good. Shot any vids yet?
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    i use this:
    RAM Mount Strap Rail Base with 1 inch Ball, RAM-B-108BU (I have two-one for the downtube to shoot forward and one for the seattube to shot out the rear)
    with this:
    RAM Mount Plastic Twist Arm B-Socket RAP-B-200-12U, RAP-B-200-12U
    and a universal contour mount and
    RAM Mount Camera Thread B-Ball RAM-B-237U, RAM-B-237U

    works well

    also recommend an old cut up tube and wrap it around a few times to protect your finish

    used at min 3:20-



    rearward used a lot in this:



    good luck

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    Ya, been looking at getting Ram mount stuff, just seems pricy after you add it all up.. about $45 for a basic mount and if you want multi spots it increases fast... I will probably go that way in the long run, but for now I kinda want to use crap I have laying around the garage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    Ya, been looking at getting Ram mount stuff, just seems pricy after you add it all up.. about $45 for a basic mount and if you want multi spots it increases fast... I will probably go that way in the long run, but for now I kinda want to use crap I have laying around the garage...
    you sir are very right!!!

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    off topic again,,... but Man MuddyWings, you have some cool vids, not just the editing and such (which isn't bad) but the landscape is cool!
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    thanks, colorado springs rocks

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    think I need to move...
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    OK, so I finish reading all this (and other bike-video stuff) go out to my garage as I need to clean throw crap out because tomorrow is garbage day... and I found this old screw up I did in some PVC plumbing...


    and "poof" my brain makes this mount out of it..

    so out come the saws, drills and old bolts I have laying around... love recycling total crap!!





    Ok, it's just a bungie wrapped around real tight just for a test, will get some clamps at some point...



    Did a super fast test video...
    super cheapo Seat mount test - YouTube
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    2nd test video... works pretty well, just need clamps or something rubbery-sticky to old it from spinning on the seat post...

    Seat mount test video #2 - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    2nd test video... works pretty well, just need clamps or something rubbery-sticky to old it from spinning on the seat post...

    Seat mount test video #2 - YouTube
    nice...

    mom, invention, necessity, or something like that

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    Thought I'd post a follow-up after using this mount for a nice long ride... It worked great! Excellent video quality and it didn't move AT ALL.

    Here is the quickly-edited video I made (I suck at editing so go easy on me...)

    http://youtu.be/AJnt0R6Cvjo

    I think I am going to add on some more sections so I have more options about which direction to point the camera. The system seems to work pretty darn well though! Nice an cheap (<$5.00 for the pipe and clamp combined)

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    youtube blocked to video.. upload to VImeo so there isn't any blocking
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    cool DIY

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    @Cbussiere - Your video is blocked in Canada. Can you try Vimeo or strip out the music?

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    Sure, let me try my vimeo account and see if that works...

    NEBC Non Tame Ride @ Pearl Hill from Chris Bussiere on Vimeo.



    Hopefully this works...

    Here is the raw link as well just in case: NEBC Non Tame Ride @ Pearl Hill on Vimeo

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    Like many others I got a Contour HD for a steal and have been trying it out in different mount positions and learning to use it in general. I have tried some DIY ideas posted here, such as the Hydration pack should strap mount.
    An inexpensive product I have found that works in a variety of mountain bike applications (such as a conforming chainstay protector) is Scotch® Rubber Mastic Tape 2228.
    In Connecticut we have been having an unseasonably warm winter and has been great for biking, Here are some pics of what I tried and it actually worked out great. Even with the rocky terrain, the stretchable, thick and tacky nature of the tape holds it firmly and has some vibration absorbtion. When removed (in my experience) it does not leave any residue for some reason.




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    Quote Originally Posted by higgs View Post
    Like many others I got a Contour HD for a steal and have been trying it out in different mount positions and learning to use it in general. I have tried some DIY ideas posted here, such as the Hydration pack should strap mount.
    An inexpensive product I have found that works in a variety of mountain bike applications (such as a conforming chainstay protector) is Scotch® Rubber Mastic Tape 2228.
    In Connecticut we have been having an unseasonably warm winter and has been great for biking, Here are some pics of what I tried and it actually worked out great. Even with the rocky terrain, the stretchable, thick and tacky nature of the tape holds it firmly and has some vibration absorbtion. When removed (in my experience) it does not leave any residue for some reason.
    that looks cool.. but it's like a buck a foot.. and I'm guessing not reusable? kinda pricy.. but if it works.. sweet.. been looking at elastic velcro too. need to get me some

    where in CT are ya, would like to get see how it works up close been playing with more custom mounts and a few uses for the regular mounts. Post up soon with outcome.

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    Enfield. Mostly ride Snip, Case, Greyville, and Rez. Where are you located?, seems like near the shore.
    Let me know, be glad to travel to check out a new places. I work a rotating schedule so I'm able to get out regularly during the week and weekends.
    $8.95 at Home Depot. But for a good portion of these test uses, I cut it in half (1/2in) lengthwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higgs View Post
    Enfield. Mostly ride Snip, Case, Greyville, and Rez. Where are you located?, seems like near the shore.
    Let me know, be glad to travel to check out a new places. I work a rotating schedule so I'm able to get out regularly during the week and weekends.
    $8.95 at Home Depot. But for a good portion of these test uses, I cut it in half (1/2in) lengthwise.
    yup.. shore line.. Old Lyme-East lyme area... Rocky neck is right down the road and Bluff point's not far if ya want to do a weekend'er trip sometime.

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    They are some pretty cool mounting ideas.

    @higgs, I have always scratched my head trying to work out how to mount a contour or GoPro to the frame there.

    @cbussiere, try mounting a little lower so you catch the back wheel in the video. It gives a great perspective and shows the bikes attitude very well.
    Earth Wind and Water - Capture the Action
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    the latest hokey Contour mount...





    New Project - YouTube
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    My latest couple of videos using this mount:

    https://vimeo.com/45132701

    https://vimeo.com/43009821

    This mounting setup has worked very well for quite a while and keeps working!

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    looks good! might need something like that in august for the Ct NEMBA at bluff guided rides
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    very useful info, I'll be trying it soon

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