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Old 11-08-08, 05:57 PM
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Anybody know where to get helmet strap clips?

You know the little quick release "nylon" clips for the helmet chin straps...

A buddy borrowed a helmet of mine and did not insert the strap into the clip properly... and then somehow managed to lose the clip. LBS says they don't carry anything like that.

This is for a bell helmet. Yes, I wrote bell... awaiting answer.
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Old 11-08-08, 06:20 PM
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I'd check another shop; that's a pretty common replacement item.
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Old 11-08-08, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
You know the little quick release "nylon" clips for the helmet chin straps...

A buddy borrowed a helmet of mine and did not insert the strap into the clip properly... and then somehow managed to lose the clip. LBS says they don't carry anything like that.
What, exactly, are you missing? The male buckle, the female buckle, adjuster or what? There's a little rubber o-ring that gets lost easily. When that happens, one of the buckle parts falls off. If you happen to lose yours, just substitute a small rubber band.

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Goodwill or thrift shops have cheap helmets you could get a clip from.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
You know the little quick release "nylon" clips for the helmet chin straps...

A buddy borrowed a helmet of mine and did not insert the strap into the clip properly... and then somehow managed to lose the clip. LBS says they don't carry anything like that.

This is for a bell helmet. Yes, I wrote bell... awaiting answer.
Just contact Bell they will send you some.
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The easiest place is from one of your old helmets.
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Old 11-08-08, 11:16 PM
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Or an old seat-bag you don't use. Think of other items with those sort of clips. Backpacks come to mind...
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Old 11-09-08, 12:25 AM
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You can buy those clips from REI.com or any other decent sporting goods store that sells backpacking and camping gear. They are ubiquitous within that type of store.
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I get old daypacks or fanny packs from thrift stores and cut off all the clips straps etc lots of good fixes with them
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Actually, I'm with the OP -- I, too, lost one of the male clips for a helmet and I looked in REI and Cabela's and the local shops and all they had were clips that were too large. I think contacting Bell is probably the best solution if your LBS can't help you out.
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Old 11-09-08, 11:56 PM
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Here is a link to a buckle that is for use with 5/8" webbing, just like that on my Bell helmet.

https://www.rei.com/product/630351
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+1 Just pick up a used helmet, Goodwill and Salvation Army around here have them all of the time, for about $1.
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I also have a collection of buckles salvaged from old helmets. PM me if you can't find a replacement.
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Replacement Clip

Helmet manufacturers buy their clips/buckles from clip manufacturers. One of the big manufactures of clips is ITW Nexus. If found it pretty amazing that a big manufacturer like Giro couldn't figure out how to offer such a simple replacement part, and how most folks out there on forums had trouble finding the right replacement. After much searching, I found the ITW TSR 63 helmet clip that turned out to be compatible with every Razor, Giro and Smith helmet in my house, and used this to replace a lost male clip (fit perfectly):
go to hudson4supplies and search for itw-tsr-63-trovato-side-release-16mm-5-8-black
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Aliexpress is full of cheap plastic stuff like that. Just measure the straps of your helmet and convert into millimeters if necessary and look for that sized clip on Aliexpress. It'll probably only be a dollar or two, but you can get a spare or two at the same time. Shipping is not lightning fast, but for the price it's usually not a bad deal. Just remember that Aliexpress sellers are a mixed lot and the quality of their goods varies widely, often within the same price range.
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