A main strength of HandlePod is the ability to attach it to just about anything with the elastic cord. Securing it to the handlebars of a bicycle will give you fabulous motion video of your favorite bike path. There is just one problem. The four feet of the HandlePod are too wide and the rubber tips will not engage the handlebar for a firm grip.
Mounting Putty Makes HandlePod a Reliable Bike Mount
But there is a simple, inexpensive solution. It’s called Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting putty. It’s available in many hardware stores for just a couple of dollars. Other mounting putty products discussed in a previous blog will also work.
But Loctite is well suited for this purpose. It comes in strips of blue material that you can easily attach to the underside of the HandlePod feet.
Strips of Loctite reduce the diameter of the feet and provide an adhesive surface that will firmly adhere to the handlebar. The adhesion is not enough to hold the HandlePod, but a few wraps of the elastic cord will secure it solidly. Now you can mount an action cam or your phone to your bicycle and shoot great motion video of your ride.
Of course there are dedicated handlebar mounts for GoPro and other action cameras. But if you don’t have a handlebar mount or want to use your phone as an action cam, the simple addition of Loctite Mounting Putty will turn HandlePod into a solid, reliable bicycle mount.
And there are other advantages to using HandlePod as a bike mount. With HandlePod the action cam or phone can be aimed in any direction. Point the camera anywhere you want or switch the phone to selfie mode to see yourself on your epic ride. Or get a unique perspective by mounting the camera on the forks or other parts of the frame.
When you are finished recording your bicycle adventure with HandlePod and your phone the whole setup comes off easily. Leave the Loctite putty in place or take it off the HandlePod. It separates easily and leaves no residue. It is a simple way to make HandlePod attach to small diameter supports.