Hi. After a fun commute in which I got passenger doored, a pedestrian eased her way through buses to step out in right in front of me and a car turning left clobbered me, I’ve decided I need a camera to record the fun and ward-off lawyers and lynchmobs.
I already run lights in top of my helmet so I was thinking handlebar mounted but wonder if footage might be a bit shakey.
Can anybody recommend a camera, answer my handlebar concern and/or tell me if I need a rear camera too. I’m not putting anything on you tube or vlogging so cheap rather than quality is the order of the day.
I'm contemplating these after a duo of white Audi drivers this morning
Apeman. It’s sufficient to catch all the wankers in everything except the lowest light / shittiest weather. Used to run one attached to a front rack and stability wasn’t an issue. Crucially it’s cheap as.
I have one of these.
The battery life is good and the video quality is acceptable. It's not a GoPro, but for commute use it works fine.
There are some frustrations:
After all this, it's defintely worth the money. Find a mate and buy 2 for the extra discount, or just run them both yourself.
I have a couple of those (on different bikes!) They are reasonable quality (good enough to grab number plate and the incident). I also use the Aldi rear fly rip-off which is decent and has resulted in two prosecutions.
People with chilli tech experience, can you mount it on the bike or is it helmet only? Was thinking could get one facing forward and another facing back
Mine came with a bar mount that you could possibly use for a rear mount. I am away from home at the moment but could send some pics when I get back .
It comes with a bar mount AND a velcro helmet mount. I purchased an options GoPro compatible mount because my Garmin mount has a GoPro fixing on the bottom. So, mine sits unobtrusively below the Garmin on the front.
The bar mount would work for rear facing if you mounted on the seatpost I guess, but it might stick out too far and hit your legs, depending on how much post and clearance you have.
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