GoPro on a Minson Skate Bike

I have been trying to figure out a good location to mount my GoPro camera on the skate bike. My original mount was on my helmet. As there are no reference objects in the field of view it gives a floating in space view. When I watched the GoPro video on using the bike frame mount most shots show enough of the bike to give a context to the shot. With a skate bike the problem is one of frame geometry. As the bike is basically vertical, you don’t see part of the bike. I even tried on the tubes going to the back wheel but then too much of the view was blocked. Also I do not want the camera hanging out to the side where in a wipe-out it would be damaged. I tried on the seat post looking down but you get too much of the legs. I think farther down the frame. Might try behind the down tube in front of the thin tubes going down to the wheel. This could be a nicely protected spot and give a nice shot.

Note: when the bike falls over the camera has a tendency to change angle. Check after a fall.

One last thought, I learned last weekend that knee pads only protect you if you wear them.

7 Comments

  1. Reply
    Dan 13 August 2016

    Do you know where I can get a Minson? Grew up in Boynton Beach (home of skate bike) and would love to reclaim the memories.

    • Reply
      Rich 13 August 2016

      I see them sometimes on eBay but they are not common. Most were used an abused then left to rust.

  2. Reply
    Joel Leek 4 May 2014

    hi there, just wondering if you have any information on the 1983 minson twisties promotion skate bike? thanks in advance

    • Reply
      Rich 4 May 2014

      Joel

      My skate bike above is a Minson. From the 80’s. I have never heard of a twisties promotion. Was it a special paint scheme?

      Do you have one?

      UPDATE: April 10, 2021. Joel sent me the information and we have seceral posts about the Twisties version

  3. Reply
    CJ @ DIYGoPro 23 April 2014

    Right back at ya, Rich!

  4. Reply
    CJ from DIYGoPro 19 December 2013

    Cool skate bike, Rich. And good move finding a decent spot to mount it. Cheers!

    • Reply
      Rich 19 December 2013

      Thanks CJ. You sure have some nice information on mounting a GoPro on your site.

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