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Helmet Mount Fixings
« on: August 31, 2020, 07:34:37 pm »
Hi all,

What fixings (nut and bolt rivet etc) are people using to mount lights onto helmets. I am looking for an option that is relatively low profile at both ends.

I really don't want to use zip ties, 3M pads or anything of a similar vein.

Thanks in advance!

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Helmet Mount Fixings
« on: August 31, 2020, 07:34:37 pm »
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Re: Helmet Mount Fixings
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 08:33:11 pm »
Pop rivets (fitted from the inside) can be very effective and low profile,  but it depends what you are mounting. Ideally, you would press the back of the rivet flat with a clamp or something, but this only works if you have access to both sides after riveting.

Alternatively an M4 coach screw (also fitted from the inside) with nylock nut is very low profile inside and not too bulky outside.
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Re: Helmet Mount Fixings
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 08:43:45 pm »
Never had a problem with using the supplied fixings at the front, but I prefer bungee at the back.

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Re: Helmet Mount Fixings
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 07:26:36 pm »
i think i will try pop rivets. I was thinking of trying to use solid rivets but it seems the tools to compress them are quite  expensive (or i have to risk using a hammer).

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Re: Helmet Mount Fixings
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 03:29:20 pm »
gopro mount

 

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