A Highly Improvised Hair-Tie Smartphone Bicycle Mount

hair-tie smartphone bicycle mountShowing that you can make a “DIYTripod” out of nearly anything, Trevor wrote in with his hair-tie smartphone bicycle mount, shown above mounted on his finger. This is constructed with a bike pump holder and 3 elastic hair ties. As he puts it, “anything you can collect is feedstock for an invention.”

Assembly and mountain bike testing begins in the video after the “read more.”  Mountain bike testing begins around 3:20, and a really cool feature of using a phone like this, overlaying a map of where you are, is shown just after 4:35. Although the phone never comes off of the bike, stability is somewhat of an issue, and Trevor may work on this further in the future.

For a creative way to mount a GoPro (or really any camera with a 1/4 – 20 mounting threads on it, check out this wooden bike handle mount.  The grips used there were made out of a tree I chopped down in my yard, so it was a really cool feeling to go from resource to useful implement… It also felt good (for my hands) to buy traditional grips, since the wood wasn’t that comfortable.