As a small experiment I explored possible ways of making a camera rig out of parts from a bicycle store.  It is really simple and really cheap. 

  • Aluminium based.
  • Versatile since the handles can be moved around based on needs.
  • Stable.
  • Easy to carry with you in your bag.
  • I love that I can make a rig in a few hours in every city I am in.

  • The distance between the display and the eyes are a little short when not using a lcd viewfinder (I need to buy one and try it out - the curvature of the handlebar seems to be good for it).
  • Limited mounting possibilities for microphones etc.
  • I would love to have a top handle when moving it close to the ground.

Step 1: Parts

You need the following:
  • A bike handlebar.
  • Two side handles.
  • A camera screw.
  • A mount for a bike light (for extra gear like a microphone).
  • A washers etc. to adjust the screw.

Step 2: Tools

You need the following tools:
  • Akku drill.
  • A drill bit (6.5).
  • An umbraco key.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Electrical tape.

Step 3: Build It

Here are the building steps:
  • Mount the side bars on the handlebar.
  • Drill a hole where you want the camera mounted.
  • Insert screw and mount the camera.
  • Add the light holder on one of the handlebars (use electrical tape if it is too lose)

Now go out and play :)
Sweet Rig! <br> <br>I set up a Rig with the Atomos Ninja-2 on the Nikon D4. <br> <br>From my blog: <br>Once set up all I have to do is start Live View (in video mode) and start the Ninja-2 recording. When I cycle the Live View button on the D4, the Ninja-2 starts recording when Live View is on and stops when I shut it off. Each time the Ninja-2 creates a new file for the next take. I turn on the Focus Peaking to ensure perfect focus and it stays on the whole time (does not reset when Live View is cycled). Perfection! <br> <br>Check out my rig <br><a href="http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/2012/11/atomos-ninja-2-on-nikon-d4.html" rel="nofollow">here</a> <br> <br>Dan at Vigorotaku
it looks cool but not sure what its for so maybe a few &quot;action shots&quot; would help out ... ps not trying to be mean
It is a basic shoulder rig and yes more action shots soon. Right now I am improving on it. You can see plenty of ways to use a should rig here:<br> <br> <a href="https://www.google.dk/search?hl=da&q=shoulder+rig&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_rfai=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=EnoRUJbwIemw0QWm1YGwCA&biw=1100&bih=635&sei=FXoRUPHbIoaZ0QXnuIG4Bw" rel="nofollow">https://www.google.dk/search?hl=da&amp;q=shoulder+rig&amp;aq=f&amp;aqi=g10&amp;aql=&amp;gs_rfai=&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;tbm=isch&amp;source=og&amp;sa=N&amp;tab=wi&amp;ei=EnoRUJbwIemw0QWm1YGwCA&amp;biw=1100&amp;bih=635&amp;sei=FXoRUPHbIoaZ0QXnuIG4Bw</a><br>

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