It used to be that bike handlebars were for holding on to, and for telling your bike just which direction you wanted it to go. You might add a bell, or wrap around some fancy colorful bar-tape, but that was the limit of directional decoration.
Now there are so many accessories that can be clamped and clipped to the bars that touring cyclists even add an extra stumpy bar to their stems just for bags, computers and lamps. And now we can add a tripod mount to that list.
Minoura’s camera mount will work for anything which has a quarter-inch threaded hole in the bottom, from a camcorder to a camera to your iPhone (when paired with any of the one gazillion tripod adapter accessories). It has a neat quick-release lever in to quickly mount and dismount the alloy clamp/ring, and the protective cork disk is backed by a stainless-steel lock-ring for in-ride security.
Buy two of these and you might even be able to finagle an iPad holder.
The adapter isn’t for sale direct from Minoura, so you should pester your local bike shop to get one for you. The RRP is $25, which is neither cheap nor expensive, so if I see one, I’m probably going to buy it.
Source: Minoura Japan
Via: Urban Velo.