First, here’s why it’s cool. Filming from your bike opens up a new frame for discovery. I am building an electric bike, and I can use this to film my rides so I don’t have to try and steer, brake, shift gears, operate the throttle, and hold a camera. This usually results in shaky footage and the occasional biking accident. This system is very robust, so you get minimal vibrations. It’s very fun to go on a bike ride, film the entire thing, and then speed up the footage and have an awesome time lapse.
This mount works with any camera that has a hole in the bottom to screw on a tripod. The way it works is you have a pipe (band) clamp with a bolt going through it. The bolt screws into the hole in the camera and the pipe clamp tightens onto the handlebars.
Step 1: Here’s What You Need
1. 1/4” bolt or machine screw, 1/2” long (it can be cut shorter, be sure it fits the hole in the bottom of your camera)
2. Large washer
3. Pipe clamp that fits around your handlebars (mine is about 13cm long)
You need the following tools:
1. 1/4” drill bit
2. Electric dril
3. Screwdriver or wrench to tighten your machine screw and the pipe clamp
Step 2: Preparing the Parts
Next, get your pipe clamp, drill, and 1/4” drill bit. Drill a hole through the clamp near the middle of it. Then make sure your bolt can fit through. Mine fit, but you may need to widen it with a larger drill bit or a file.