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    5 minute helmet mount

    Thought this may be of use to others.

    I have had some strong plastic office folders laying around the house for years. Time to cut them up and make some helmet mounts.

    They works great, weigh nothing and are flexi enough to bend to the shape of the helmet when you tighten the Velcro strap yet spring back to the original shape when loosened.
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    Nice solution there......

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    Good one!

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    Magic

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    nice. easy, quick and eficient.

    Hope it wont melt. You will have to pedal fast
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    Brilliant. Cheap'n'easy.

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    Forgot to add that the bolts are the ones that you have to remove from cycle shoes to fit cleats, put a small O-ring on each one and it's nice and adjustable. I knicked the idea from the Lupine Piko

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    That is stupid simple. I cannot believe how easy and low-cost that solution is. Nice!
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    Its the YB-Fleximount use a heat gun and recycle that old credit card

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Its the YB-Fleximount use a heat gun and recycle that old credit card
    Better yet, use the wife's credit card. Solve two problems at the same time.

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    Very nice idea. I wonder if over time the heat will make the plastic brittle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26
    Very nice idea. I wonder if over time the heat will make the plastic brittle?
    Even if it does, it is pretty simple to chuck it and make another. Or better yet, make it of aluminum sheetmetal with slightly more effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty
    Forgot to add that the bolts are the ones that you have to remove from cycle shoes to fit cleats, put a small O-ring on each one and it's nice and adjustable. I knicked the idea from the Lupine Piko
    Good old Lupine, thats where i got the idea for my clamps..

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    Clever. Now I'm off to the garage. Thanks.

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    If you wanted to make a stronger one, im sure it was perspex we heated up in an oven and bent it to shape..
    obviously cut out the shape from a flat piece, mark where you need to bend it..then heat it up..it goes like a floppy sheet..

    Perspexs needs heating to 140-170 degrees C so you can bend it..
    3-4mm should bend 90 degrees without having to he annealed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger
    I you wanted to make a stronger one, im sure it was perspex we heated up in an oven and bent it to shape..
    obviously cut out the shape from a flat piece, mark where you need to bend it..then heat it up..it goes like a floppy sheet..
    The plastic that I have is some sort of thermo plastic. It is very bendy, you can't snap it or crease it and I heated it with a hair dryer on it's highest heat with the stuff bent in a vice but it still springs back. I think it is a great saftey thing as it will just flex in a crash. It also bends to the contours of the helmet.

    Just wish that I knew the name of the type of plastic it is so that I could pass the info on.

    I have found some more so have attached a pic so that you can pester your LBS for some
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