GoPro on a Skate Bike

I have been experimenting with mounting a GoPro on my Skate Bike. Originally I had the camera on my helmet but this resulted in a floating camera shot with no reference points to set the shot in context. The skatebike is not exactly loaded with spots to mount a camera. I finally found this position. Note: when the bike falls over the camera has a tendency to change angle. Check after a fall.

Skate Bike with GoPro

Skate Bike with GoPro

GoPro mounted

GoPro mounted


  1. Dan August 13, 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.

    • Rich Helms August 13, 2016

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

  2. RichHelms May 4, 2014


    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?

  3. Joel Leek May 4, 2014

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

  4. CJ @ DIYGoPro April 23, 2014

    Right back at ya, Rich!

  5. CJ from DIYGoPro December 19, 2013

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

    • RichHelms December 19, 2013

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

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