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    Low angle POV GoPro mounting

    I have shot some video with my GoPro mounted along the bottom of the bike (see video below), however I do not like having the front tire so centered in the video. Is there a way to mount on the fork? Or perhaps on bike but offset to the side a little bit? I want some low angles, just not dead centered behind the front tire. Thanks in advance.


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    You could try a ram mount on the fork. I've used one with success.
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    Re: Low angle POV GoPro mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Carloswithac View Post
    You could try a ram mount on the fork. I've used one with success.
    I do that, too, with my Contour on a RAM roll cage mount. Love the camera angles.
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    Mount on the bottom tube but have the mount on the left or ride side versus on the bottom of the tube. Then you need a 90 degree mount and you are set. Here is example footage I did with mine.

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    Re: Low angle POV GoPro mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    Mount on the bottom tube but have the mount on the left or ride side versus on the bottom of the tube. Then you need a 90 degree mount and you are set. Here is example footage I did with mine.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GYbowag2GDs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    That's just about the perfect angle I am looking for.

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    go pro mounts

    I have made a mount from alu .. may be this give you an idea ...








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    Here's my solution: GoPro tripod mount, a piece of 1" tubing, a 1" stem cap, a 1/4"-20 bolt and finally a universal velcro mount for flashlights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Here's my solution: GoPro tripod mount, a piece of 1" tubing, a 1" stem cap, a 1/4"-20 bolt and finally a universal velcro mount for flashlights.


    Nice Work!!
    Got a video using it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Mike View Post
    Got a video using it?
    Nothing all that recent, but here's one where I used the above shown mount with the camera attached to the seatpost.

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    i like those fork mounted options Carloswithac and Lawson Raider . nice spot! I'll have to try it out.

    I've got a boom pole that i mount on the back of my frame, gives a pretty dynamic look to the shots. What do you guys think?



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    This is a couple years old, but I had made a mount that attaches to water bottle cage bolts. It is out of the way of pedaling and works pretty good.


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    Here is a side picture of the mount.

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    I have a k-edge handlebar mount, and a piece of 1-1/4" aluminum counterbored to fit my rear axle bolt. That allows me to position the camera anywhere within say a 4" radius (or whatever the length of that mount is) of the rear axle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    Here is a side picture of the mount.

    my knee would break that right off mounted there! don't you end up whacking it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    my knee would break that right off mounted there! don't you end up whacking it?
    Nope. Never whacked it once. It sits a little in front of where the rotational radius of my legs go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jduffett View Post
    I have a k-edge handlebar mount, and a piece of 1-1/4" aluminum counterbored to fit my rear axle bolt. That allows me to position the camera anywhere within say a 4" radius (or whatever the length of that mount is) of the rear axle.

    That's a cool mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jduffett View Post
    I have a k-edge handlebar mount, and a piece of 1-1/4" aluminum counterbored to fit my rear axle bolt. That allows me to position the camera anywhere within say a 4" radius (or whatever the length of that mount is) of the rear axle.

    Nice!! post some pics of the mount if you have them handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Mike View Post
    Nice!! post some pics of the mount if you have them handy
    Sorry, I don't have any pics, and I don't have the pieces handy, but here's what it looks like:



    The K-edge mount is this one: GO BIG Pro Handlebar Mount - GoPro™ Cycling Mounts - K-EDGE GO BIG Mounts

    The adapter is just a piece of 1-1/4" aluminum bar stock with a counterbore in it for the axle bolt. One downside to this arrangement is that if you hang the camera on the bottom on the left side of the bike, if you hit the camera on anything, and the mount bolts are tight, the mount will spin and loosen your axle bolt! I also lose a small amount of thread engagement this way, but not a big deal. This design won't work for a QR or thru-axle unless you make the material thickness under the bolt head very thin.

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    I use a pedco ultraclamp mount all over the bike for different angles. About 22 bux on Amazon.



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    Re: Low angle POV GoPro mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I use a pedco ultraclamp mount all over the bike for different angles. About 22 bux on Amazon.



    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/92586216?color=ffffff" width="600" height="337" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/92586216">April-2014 Huntsville AL</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    I broke two of those mounts. The RAM roll bar mounts are stronger and more stable. Not as easy to move as the RAM uses a hose clamp, but it is also lower profile and can be used in more locations.
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    Something I put together, cheap and easy using the stock frame mounts

    Fandango Mount - YouTube

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    Great stuff guys. Keep the ideas coming.

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