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Helmet Cam Mounts

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So, having had a near miss before Xmas I now always ride with a camera. Little Go-Pro copy mounted on bars, works well but ideally I want to helemt mount it. Anyone recommend a helmet mount - some on Amazon but not sure they'll be up to snuff?
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No, you're fine, Amazon have several listings for snuff.
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Helmet cam! How very uncomfortable! Useful for Pervy gynaecologists I suppose, or very niche porn. :lol:
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Kev L wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:52 pm Helmet cam! How very uncomfortable! Useful for Pervy gynaecologists I suppose, or very niche porn. :lol:
:lol: You're a very naughty boy Kev :lol:

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Ha, comedians all (except Chris) looks like I'll take a chance on Amazon then!
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Mav617 wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:37 pm Ha, comedians all (except Chris) looks like I'll take a chance on Amazon then!
Mav, I bought some fittings from Ebay a while ago for my SJCAM. I was not very impressed with them, they didn't marry-up that well with the existing fittings, meaning the camera was not locked in the required position even though the lock-nut was done up really tight.

You get what you pay for I guess,

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Thanks Chris, I got a chin mount kit from Amazon but top-mounted it in the end, don't go fast enough on the Beemer for drag to be a problem!

Then hit hid on Garage roof - lol, time for a second go.
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As it should be, hopefully do the trick:

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Mav617 wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:36 pm As it should be, hopefully do the trick:

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It looks the part :thumbup:

Do lets us know how it all goes :D

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Mav617 wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:36 pm As it should be, hopefully do the trick:

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Not a GoPro style one but this is how I mount mine too

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I feel it's a decent perspective as you catch the oncoming side of the road more, and those shoulder checks.
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Rhughes945 wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:08 pm Not a GoPro style one but this is how I mount mine too

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I feel it's a decent perspective as you catch the oncoming side of the road more, and those shoulder checks.
Out of interest what make camera is that you have and what is the video quality like :?: I see your's has what looks like a wind shield for the microphone.
The one I have is a GoPro style camera like Mav's, but your's looks like it doesn't stick out as much,

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It's a Drift Stealth 2, unsure if they still make them but they're available on Ebay.

The microphone muff is a recent addition, it's got a sh1t mic in a sh1t place, catches all the wind.

The video quality is OK, it's certainly no GoPro, but it's less than half the price!
I'll get a clip up on the tubes later as an example
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sirch345 wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Rhughes945 wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:08 pm Not a GoPro style one but this is how I mount mine too

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I feel it's a decent perspective as you catch the oncoming side of the road more, and those shoulder checks.
Out of interest what make camera is that you have and what is the video quality like :?: I see your's has what looks like a wind shield for the microphone.
The one I have is a GoPro style camera like Mav's, but your's looks like it doesn't stick out as much,

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It seems to be private, were you exspeeding the limit, by any chance?

I still have concerns over riding with people with cameras recording me, I know that isn't the purpose but I'd rather not hand the bill the evidence to convict me.
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Rhughes945 wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:22 pm It's a Drift Stealth 2, unsure if they still make them but they're available on Ebay.

The microphone muff is a recent addition, it's got a sh1t mic in a sh1t place, catches all the wind.

The video quality is OK, it's certainly no GoPro, but it's less than half the price!
I'll get a clip up on the tubes later as an example
Thanks for the info :thumbup: now you say it I can see it's a Drift.
I have the same problem with my GoPro copy mic regarding the audio.

I really appreciate you posting a video, but like Tony I am also unable to view it, even when I logged-into Youtube,

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