How to Attach a Camera to a Bicycle Handlebar

Enjoy cycling as well as biking with a handlebar camera mount. Bike through areas that offer such beautiful scenery, that you can now just click and save, and enjoy looking at at a later date.

Steps

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    Place the hose clamp around your handlebar with the screw fastener placed away from where your will have to rest your fingers.
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    Mark the vertical top point with a permanent marker.
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    Remove the clamp and drill a 14 inch (0.6 cm) hole at the vertical top point.Smooth all rough edges.
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    Cut a section of old inner tube to fit under the Clamp. Slide the 14 inch (0.6 cm) screw through the hole you drilled and secure it with one of the lock washers and a wing nut.
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    Place the assembly on your handlebar, positioning it vertically with the inner tube underneath. Snug the hose clamp down over the inner tube section.
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    Place the other wing nut and lock washer on the screw upside own. Twirl it down a quarter inch to accommodate your camera's screw mount.
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    Put your camera on and twirl up the top wing nut to secure.

Tips

  • You can use "LockTite" or similar product to help hold your washer and wing nut firmly.
  • You could also use a large diameter washer above your top wing nut to provide a somewhat larger base.
  • This will work for smaller digital cameras, but not as well for the larger SLRs due to size and weight issues.

Warnings

  • Rough terrain, such as that encountered when mountain biking, jumping, or even rolling off curbs can do damage to your camera's shutter, among other things.
  • Use common sense! Using an imbalanced load such as a DSLR with a telephoto lens, or a bridge camera on this mount is a bad idea, as they'll put undue stress on the mount point.

Things You'll Need

  • Hose Clamp
  • 14 inch (0.6 cm) screw. Length should equal the height you want to raise your camera up from the handlebars.
  • 14 inch (0.6 cm) drill bit (and drill)
  • Section of old inner tube.
  • Two 14 inch (0.6 cm) Flange Washers (locking washers)
  • Two 14 inch (0.6 cm) Wing Nuts

Article Info

Categories: Bicycles