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Does C&V use cameras while riding?

Old 05-23-22, 05:52 PM
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No cameras, but it's because of budget, not philosophy. Some day, I probably will mount a camera.
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Old 05-23-22, 08:40 PM
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BITD, I might have been guilty of pulling a few out of the car window and opening up a can of WA.............I can't recall now. If you are quick enough, you can get a handful of hair and get the head out while the body is pinned inside of the window frame. Go to working on it like a speed bag.
As you get older, you have to brace your legs against the door to get leverage. Work smart..
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Old 05-24-22, 03:14 PM
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After reading through this thread and the Varia threads I'm convinced I need to get something more for safety. I just received last week 2 new rear lights and a raincoat but that didn't scratch the itch for new gear. Also got some new pedals. So, I need to start out with a rear cam. Then maybe a front cam. Then a helmet cam. I could also get a small drone that would mount on my helmet instead of the helmet cam. Or I could mount it on a rack. I could launch it in pursuit of a vehicle if needed. The people in the Varia threads swear by them, but I'm not feeling it yet. If all of that goes well, then I'll get a couple more cams to fit on the bars or the forks facing out. Got to have 360 protection. I'm also going to get some reflective tape and run it up the crack of my shorts. That should help while I'm in the drops. Anything else you can think of?

In all seriousness, I'll start with a front and rear cam. Back to more research.
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Ive used a Go Pro to record the Rose Bowl Ride and BBBR a few times. Rarely use a camera for anything else,Ive got no use for a daily recording.

Too bad I didnt bring one along for the L' ERoica ride recently.
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It would be nice to have C&V feedback on what they've used, lights and radar and cameras.
A member disapproved of me asking before, but perhaps the moderators will allow this.
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I only use a camera when riding when there's a pretty view.

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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
It would be nice to have C&V feedback on what they've used, lights and radar and cameras.
A member disapproved of me asking before, but perhaps the moderators will allow this.
This one looks interesting. The clone mode could come in handy for you and your riding partner.

https://us.driftinnovation.com/products/ghost-xl
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This one looks interesting. The clone mode could come in handy for you and your riding partner.

https://us.driftinnovation.com/products/ghost-xl
A lot cheaper than the Cycliq
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Old 05-25-22, 08:34 PM
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As far as riding with a camera, you should first decide if you want one for safety/ legal, etc or for recording action videos, showing pretty scenery, etc. if the later is your choice then go with the Go Pro, etc. The Drift camera above is nice for that, I had the first generation of that one several years ago. Battery life is another big factor. 2-3 hours is typical for most of the action cameras, including the Garmin Virb which I really liked, but makes them less useful as a fire and forget ride documentation. The Cycliq cameras have the longest battery life, average 4-5 hours. The light combo is another nice thing, one button, you got your safety light, and it also records on 5-10 minute loops so you never have to download or delete any files unless you actually want to save something.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the one I bought off of Amazon and I was real happy with it in limited use until it bounced into the River. Only $70 with the coupon. If I was riding just one bike, I would buy another and use the included bolt on mount.
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I've also been down this highway, my partner has some, too.
The camera firmware is coming out with looping video, 1-minute loops unless you override it.

There are many pro's and many con's.
Bike to bike is the biggest pro, as well as Rx lenses.
The display is heads-up, so glance down and it's gone.
All things considered, I'm still going with front/rear camera in some form.
Maybe just rear cameras now to supplement these.

Mine are 16GB, hers are 32GB. If you use all the functions, 2 hours max. You can streamline functions to get 8 hours.
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Old 05-26-22, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
I've also been down this highway, my partner has some, too.
The camera firmware is coming out with looping video, 1-minute loops unless you override it.

There are many pro's and many con's.
Bike to bike is the biggest pro, as well as Rx lenses.
The display is heads-up, so glance down and it's gone.
All things considered, I'm still going with front/rear camera in some form.
Maybe just rear cameras now to supplement these.

Mine are 16GB, hers are 32GB. If you use all the functions, 2 hours max. You can streamline functions to get 8 hours.
Fancy! Are those Raptors? Yes they are.

https://everysight.com/product/raptor/

I was going to go the poor man's route and try to mount something like this to my helmet.

https://www.cateye.com/intl/products...ers/CC-RS100W/

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Old 05-26-22, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
I've also been down this highway, my partner has some, too.
The camera firmware is coming out with looping video, 1-minute loops unless you override it.

There are many pro's and many con's.
Bike to bike is the biggest pro, as well as Rx lenses.
The display is heads-up, so glance down and it's gone.
All things considered, I'm still going with front/rear camera in some form.
Maybe just rear cameras now to supplement these.

Mine are 16GB, hers are 32GB. If you use all the functions, 2 hours max. You can streamline functions to get 8 hours.
With that kind of tech, you should go all out and get something like this to go with it.

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With that kind of tech, you should go all out and get something like this to go with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwSq2o-8FQ
That was difficult to watch.
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
That was difficult to watch.
How bout this one? He's got the trendy tats, hat and beard. I'm not feeling all that bling he's wearing though. That extra space bar on front of the bars looks useful.

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Found a similar product to the Cycliq front light/camera. The Bat Eye. There are some demo videos online.

https://youtu.be/3Ul__j1Pnf4

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Video.../dp/B07THFYK2S

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This one also. I might give it and the Cycliq knockoff above a try. There's actual comments about the product in the 2nd link I posted.

Can't get 2nd link to work. Look up "DVR80 rear camera review." A Road.CC site article will pop up that has a comments section. Some videos on YouTube as well.

https://www.tooocycling.store/

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/S...view_P7687595/

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I ordered a couple of the Ghost XL since they have incident mode and you can clone them together. On the A-zon for $120ea. 2 of the universal mounts also. Now to figure out the best way to mount them. The rear facing one might go on the left handlebar close to the bar end.
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Based on the research I've studied, I would be better off spending the money on a helmet for inside the car.
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I ordered a couple of the Ghost XL since they have incident mode and you can clone them together. On the A-zon for $120ea. 2 of the universal mounts also. Now to figure out the best way to mount them. The rear facing one might go on the left handlebar close to the bar end.
Someone told me the back of that ….noggin’
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Found a similar product to the Cycliq front light/camera. The Bat Eye. There are some demo videos online.
https://youtu.be/3Ul__j1Pnf4
https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Video.../dp/B07THFYK2S
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