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Old 09-03-16, 08:08 AM
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Action cam on a Brompton.

I just ordered the Olympus TG-Tracker action cam. I bought it for use underwater and to mount on the car, but I would also like to mount it on my Brompton. Problem is, all the real estate on the handle bars is used up. Not much there to begin with anyway. The cam can use all the GoPro accessory mounts. I'm wondering what I could use on the Brompton and where can I mount it? Anyone use an action cam on their Brompton?

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Not me. But How about top of your helmet?

For the Old M Bars they made a brace to span between the uprights..

That may be adaptable. another option to try.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Not me. But How about top of your helmet?

For the Old M Bars they made a brace to span between the uprights..

That may be adaptable. another option to try.
Yes, I thought about doing that. I'm heading out to best Buy later and check out some of the accessories. Still like to mount it on the bike though.If not, it will have to go on the brain bucket.
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Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
I just ordered the Olympus TG-Tracker action cam. I bought it for use underwater and to mount on the car, but I would also like to mount it on my Brompton. Problem is, all the real estate on the handle bars is used up. Not much there to begin with anyway. The cam can use all the GoPro accessory mounts. I'm wondering what I could use on the Brompton and where can I mount it? Anyone use an action cam on their Brompton?

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axle-mount would be rad.


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That's my situation a while ago. I am still tweaking.
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If You have a Dynamo Hub then It has a QR bolt thru a Hollow axle
and You Can substitute the threaded end cap for a piece that is threaded but has a Tube

to mount a Camera Using a Bar Mount down there . Standard Brompton 8mm Nut axle

and that is not so simple.
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I'm sure bikegang has a solution for you. I have an older bottle mount with gopro adapter on top. There is probably a simpler, updated version that could meet your needs.
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Originally Posted by residuenyc View Post
I'm sure bikegang has a solution for you. I have an older bottle mount with gopro adapter on top. There is probably a simpler, updated version that could meet your needs.
Or this, phone or garmin and camera or headlight can be mounted selectively...





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I would find a way to mount it to the front bag mounting boss
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Originally Posted by bike.gang.uk View Post
Or this, phone or garmin and camera or headlight can be mounted selectively...





Now that's interesting, because I have the Quad Lock system for my iPhone, which is very similar to yours. I'm using an up front mount where I can attach a GoPo mount to the bottom of the mount. Not having the cam yet, I wonder about shooting video upside down. Well, I guess I can flip it in my editing software.

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
I think I figured out how to mount the cam on the handlebars by using a small GoPro type adapter that will fit on the bottom of my Quad Lock out front mount. But I also like the idea of mounting the cam like what is shown in the video clip. I'm not sure how that is achieved and what part I would need and where to actually place the mount. Could you advise me on that Please?

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Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
I think I figured out how to mount the cam on the handlebars by using a small GoPro type adapter that will fit on the bottom of my Quad Lock out front mount. But I also like the idea of mounting the cam like what is shown in the video clip. I'm not sure how that is achieved and what part I would need and where to actually place the mount. Could you advise me on that Please?

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lot's of possibilities. i'm sure you'll figure something out.

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Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
I would find a way to mount it to the front bag mounting boss

Camera Would stay pointed straight ahead rather than swinging with the steering .

For pro looking video, Make a steadicam like rig so image won't appear to Bounce, either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steadicam
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
lot's of possibilities. i'm sure you'll figure something out.

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Necessity is the mother of invention, which certainly holds true with these. I saved the link because, even though one might not utilize any of them, they will at least give you some offshoot ideas.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Camera Would stay pointed straight ahead rather than swinging with the steering .

For pro looking video, Make a steadicam like rig so image won't appear to Bounce, either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steadicam
That, of course, is a concern. The way they have paved many of our roads out here, it's a wonder some of the fillings in my teeth haven't jarred loose, which leads me to think that a helmet mount might be better.
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Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
Necessity is the mother of invention, which certainly holds true with these. I saved the link because, even though one might not utilize any of them, they will at least give you some offshoot ideas.
sure. consider it inspiration.
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Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
....where can I mount it? Anyone use an action cam on their Brompton?
Cheers
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Polaroid CUBE mounted on the fork facing backwards:

ContourGPS mounted by the rear triangle:

ContourGPS mounted by the seatpost and fork(facing forward):
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Camera Would stay pointed straight ahead rather than swinging with the steering .

For pro looking video, Make a steadicam like rig so image won't appear to Bounce, either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steadicam
you should totally develop a bike mounted steady cam using advanced chicken head tracking technology to stay cost effective!


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An update on my action cam used on my Brompton. I received the Olympus TG-Tracker, but I'm so very disappointed with it. The IQ is not good at all, and on top of that there was an issue with some sort of ticking/static noise when I played back a video I did while riding.


I'm in the process of sending it back. Any ideas as to what is causing this unusual noise?

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