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Old 12-01-07, 12:54 AM   #1
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Camera on bike?

I've often thought it might be fun to mount a cheap camera on my bike to catch some of the more bizarre things I see on my commute...like the occasional near right hook and other near-misses, or the guy on the bike I saw today...temp. around 20, in cutoff shorts, with the fluorescent red legs, who crossed the yellow line to pass about 20 cars at a red light. Sheesh.

Anybody ever try such a thing? Maybe with a remote switch so as not to miss those "Kodak moments".
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Old 12-01-07, 03:50 AM   #2
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Please check out the guy in bicycletouring101.com, he showed how to install cameras on bikes
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Old 12-01-07, 10:14 AM   #3
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I have used this before. A little shaky but it works.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicy...or-under-%241/
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Helmet cam?
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Old 12-01-07, 01:30 PM   #5
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Depending on what you want to spend, Oregon Scientific make a nice helmet cam with an SD card slot. There's also the Tony Hawk helmet cam for a good bit less.
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Old 12-01-07, 01:59 PM   #6
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I've got the old model Oregon Scientific camera. It works OK but I stopped carrying it because I have a beautiful country commute with so few cars that nothing really ever happens to me other than the occasional deer jumping across my path.
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It's a nice idea... but is your camera going to be 'on' when those bizare moments happen? I keep thinking they'll have passed by the time you turn your camera on...lol
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I've often thought it might be fun to mount a cheap camera on my bike to catch some of the more bizarre things I see on my commute...like the occasional near right hook and other near-misses, or the guy on the bike I saw today...temp. around 20, in cutoff shorts, with the fluorescent red legs, who crossed the yellow line to pass about 20 cars at a red light. Sheesh.

Anybody ever try such a thing? Maybe with a remote switch so as not to miss those "Kodak moments".
Brainsan does this quite successfully; here is a link to his commuting movies:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_video...spicyoldginger
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It's a nice idea... but is your camera going to be 'on' when those bizare moments happen? I keep thinking they'll have passed by the time you turn your camera on...lol
Yup, if that's the type of stuff (spontanious) you're looking to capture, you're gonna need a helmet cam with some sort of storage device that will allow you to run the camera the entire ride. I've mounted a digital camera to the top of my bars, and have had some success with pix and vids. Certainly nothing exciting, but here are a few examples: (fyi, Windows Media format)

Also, you may want to turn down the sound a bit as wind noise is a bit of a problem.

Urban Ride 3MB

Road Ride 9MB


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Yup, if that's the type of stuff (spontanious) you're looking to capture, you're gonna need a helmet cam with some sort of storage device that will allow you to run the camera the entire ride. I've mounted a digital camera to the top of my bars, and have had some success with pix and vids. Certainly nothing exciting, but here are a few examples: (fyi, Windows Media format)

Also, you may want to turn down the sound a bit as wind noise is a bit of a problem.

Urban Ride 3MB

Road Ride 9MB


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Love the finish of the 'road ride'. Made me laugh out loud. Keep sharing 'em. Thanks!
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Brainsan does this quite successfully; here is a link to his commuting movies:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_video...spicyoldginger
Ok, he's got to have a electric hub motor on that bike.
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Love the finish of the 'road ride'. Made me laugh out loud. Keep sharing 'em. Thanks!
Yup, you have to wait for the punch line, but it MAY be worth it.

Here are a few more. Yes, I know I don't obey the rules of the road sometimes. I know - I know.

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