How To Make a Bicycle Tripod

A bicycle tripod is something that a lot of people are not even aware of. This type of tripod comes in handy if you are an avid biker and enjoy taking pictures. You will not have to worry about lugging around your camera, as you will have it attached to your bike. You will also not have to worry about stopping to get out your camera. This is the perfect contraption if you're someone who loves to take pictures while on the go.

Materials Needed

  • Bicycle
  • Camera
  • Small Tripod
  • Zip Ties

Step 1: Tripod Placement

The first step is the most important one. You will need to know where you want your tripod to be. Make sure that it is in a place that is going to be kept safe, but will also be able to take really good pictures. You will want to be able to easily get to the shutter button so that you can take pictures at a moment's notice. You will also need to make sure that you are able to function properly on your bicycle without the camera and tripod getting in the way. This is something that you will need to put some thought into, and you should take a ride while contemplating the tripod's placement. 

Step 2: Attach Tripod

Once you have determined the perfect place, you will need to get the tripod attached. This is where your zip ties will come in handy. Get the tripod in the location and position that you have decided on, and get your zip ties out. Choose a large zip tie to be looped around all three legs of the tripod. This is going to be the zip tie that will actually hold the tripod in place. What this means is that you will need to make sure that this zip tie has a good and firm hold on the tripod itself.

Step 3: Add Additional Zip Ties

Once you have the main zip tie in place, you will be able to move on to the rest. Take three more and loop each of them around each of the individual legs of your tripod. Loop them to whatever part of the bike that you have it set on. Make sure that the zip ties are secured on the bike, as this is what will keep your tripod from jumping all over the place. If you still do not feel like the tripod is secure enough, feel free to add additional zip ties.

Step 4: Attach Camera

Once you feel secure in how the tripod is strapped in, you are ready to add the camera. Make sure that your camera is screwed in tight to the tripod and get it prepared to go. If you have a strap for your camera, it may be a good idea to find something to hook the strap onto as well.

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