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Old 07-08-14, 01:48 PM   #1
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Blackburn Super Flea headlight owners: replacement for the flimsy strap?

I like the headlight but the strap is torn after just a few rides. I see I can buy one online but wondered if anyone has rigged up something a little sturdier. Any ideas? A semi-permanent "base" on my handlebars would be ideal.

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Old 07-08-14, 01:59 PM   #2
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Wow that's a bummer. My taillight one lasted a little over a year with many mount/unmounts before a small tear began to show a few weeks ago. I plan on improvising with velcro cable wraps but haven't tried yet so dunno how they'll work. Hoping maybe I can incorporate the plastic ring with the wraps.
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Old 07-16-14, 04:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Lester. No one else, huh? Oh well, that's the internet. Sometimes 100 replies and sometimes none.

In case anyone from the future finds this post through a google search, I would not recommend this product simply because of the strap that falls apart to easily. It's velcro, and it's as if every time you tighten it up on the handlebars (which by design means at least every time it has been charged), some of the threads fray more and more until there's nothing left to the strap.

I went down to the mail room here at work and wrapped my disintegrating strap with some clear packing tape as a temporary fix, but I shouldn't have to to that with a $40+ headlight that I've only used maybe 20 times, if that many.
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Old 07-21-14, 01:45 AM   #4
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If you haven't had the Flea for long, ask for a replacement from Blackburn; I did and they sent me two straps free of charge!

As for the strap failing, I've been using it on 25mm bars and have cut a donut shaped piece of insulation tubing which I place between the strap and handlebars to increase the diameter. This has kept the strap in near perfect condition for over a year now.

Hope this helps!

Edit: You could try and find one of the following plastic hose clamps...

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