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Old 05-07-09, 07:27 AM   #1
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Helmet Cam on Handle Bars 2 - VIDEO

I finally got decent results with the camcorder on the handlebars.

I usually run my 2 inch tires at 50 psi. For this test I ran the front tire at 30 psi and it made a huge improvement in the camera jiggling department with the camera attached to the handlebars.

I ran over a variety of surfaces to test the new setup - smooth roads, substandard roads, trolley tracks, train tracks, and even a little cross-country.

These results are quite acceptable. Previous tests on rough streets were disappointing to put it mildly. I was amazed when I previewed the raw vid that even the cross-country ride filmed well.

You can see the vid HERE.

Be sure to notice the city bus and an SUV both running the red light at 5:09 and the lady on the beach cruiser splitting the double yellow center line at 1:22

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Old 05-07-09, 09:09 AM   #2
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Be sure to notice the city bus and an SUV both running the red light at 5:09 and the lady on the beach cruiser splitting the double yellow center line at 1:22
Cheers!
Sorry, I was too pre-occupied counting the number of red lights run by the person operating the camera. Including the one where the rider, blows through crosswalk full of pedestrians who actually had the right of way.

If you hit and injure a pedestrian while they have the right of way (especially in a crosswalk), you're screwed. But I'm sure you'll enjoy paying their medical expenses out of your own pocket.

Gotta love the fact that you're calling out a bus and SUV for doing the same thing that you did consistently while filming this video.
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Old 05-07-09, 09:39 AM   #3
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Gotta love the fact that you're calling out a bus and SUV for doing the same thing that you did consistently while filming this video.
That's an Avocacy and Safety issue, not an electronic issue. Take that stuff over to A&S please. They beat me up regular over there. You will make lots of nannyfriends there.
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Not bad. Can't see where you are looking though, but watching your other videos gives us hints! I love how all the cars on your commute are basically standing still!
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Sorry, I was too pre-occupied counting the number of red lights run by the person operating the camera. Including the one where the rider, blows through crosswalk full of pedestrians who actually had the right of way.

If you hit and injure a pedestrian while they have the right of way (especially in a crosswalk), you're screwed. But I'm sure you'll enjoy paying their medical expenses out of your own pocket.

Gotta love the fact that you're calling out a bus and SUV for doing the same thing that you did consistently while filming this video.
How dare you call down Joey. He's just out there trying to make the roads unsafe for everyone. He's a rebel. A loner. You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like him.
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It's one thing to filter up at a stop, it's another to ride on the center line and traintracks. Were you rushing to the hospital to witness the birth of your child in the video?
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Were you rushing to the hospital to witness the birth of your child in the video?
That is one thing I would not want to see.
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Wink Cam Questions

a) Model of cam
b) pictures of Mounting
c) Tools or device holding cam
d) What's a Nanny Friend

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Old 05-07-09, 09:26 PM   #9
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a) Model of cam
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a) VholdR - see OP for link to helmet setup.

b) and c) VholdR makes a handle bar mount. Before they had one available I made my own from a box of spare parts, the likes of which would be hard to duplicate. I think I used a velcro pump mount, a plastic hub protector for shipping bikes, and the VholdR flat surface mount with a small bubble level attached to the camera. I might still tape the whole works into place. Give me a day or two and I will take a few good stills of it and post them. Still a work in progress, but I am darned close to happy.

c) In the A&S forum, and others, someone overly concerned with bicycle safety is referred to as a Safety Nanny - someone more concerned about rules than common sense or free choice (like wearing a helmet or not). So, a Nannyfriend would be some companionship for the guy trashing my riding in the Electronic Forum where folks like you want to know about the ELECTRONICS involved, not the riding.

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I like the bar view.
ride safe.
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that was dumb running red lights ...very DUMB
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lol, that is what I thought when I first watched Joey's videos, look at his redlight running tutorial and you will understand why he does it.
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Why are you in such a hurry?
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a) VholdR - see OP for link to helmet setup.

b) and c) VholdR makes a handle bar mount. Before they had one available I made my own from a box of spare parts, the likes of which would be hard to duplicate. I think I used a velcro pump mount, a plastic hub protector for shipping bikes, and the VholdR flat surface mount with a small bubble level attached to the camera. I might still tape the whole works into place. Give me a day or two and I will take a few good stills of it and post them. Still a work in progress, but I am darned close to happy.

c) In the A&S forum, and others, someone overly concerned with bicycle safety is referred to as a Safety Nanny - someone more concerned about rules than common sense or free choice (like wearing a helmet or not). So, a Nannyfriend would be some companionship for the guy trashing my riding in the Electronic Forum where folks like you want to know about the ELECTRONICS involved, not the riding.

Cheers!

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Unfortunately, vholdr charges $20 for their mount. I've been using a flashlight mount for the Vholdr. It works pretty well; mount holds the camera quite securely.

Now, I just need jury rig one for the helmet.
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I think the videos are fun to watch.

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Why are you in such a hurry?
No hurry. I hate stopping for a number of reasons.

Check out my Red Light Running 101 piece if you are really interested.
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Old 07-27-09, 08:44 AM   #17
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its your life
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Is it scary for you when people make their own choices in life that are different from your own? Joey sounds like a big boy who capable of living with the consequences and benefits of his choices. If you don't like his videos, don't watch them.

BTW great music choices for your videos Joey.
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