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Goggle Clip for Briko Helmet

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I picked up a Briko helmet for my son at a swap. The goggle clip on the back of the helmet is missing which was apparently a common problem with this design. Without the gizmo you can't really pull the goggles up without the stap slipping off the helmet (annoying, especially on a chairlift). I've searched shops and on-line, with no luck. Any ideas on where to get a replacement for this, or a simple way to create a fix? One shop I visited told me that you could stick a piece of velcro on the back which would grip the goggle strap. I carefully tried a piece of velcro on the strap....yes it sticks like glue, but seems to shred the strap when you remove. I would not recommend this method unless you plan to leave your goggles on the helmet.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
My younger son raced Slalom, Gs, super G & downhill with a Briko Evolution helmet with the clip missing. He never had a problem with them coming off. But it may be a different model helmet and it was a Briko Icarus goggle.

It seems like you could glue velcro on the helmet and sew the opposite piece of velcro to the goggle strap.

He really should not be talking his goggle's on & off outside. It promotes fogging.
post #3 of 13
Had the same problem when i had a BRIKO world cup racer full helmet- a couple of years ago -so i called Briko and they send me 3 replacements FREE - try their website and customer service
post #4 of 13
The problem you may run inot is that Briko is no longer sold in the US as far as I know.

On the website listed for the US distributor only buike helmets are available. If you find out something else please post it here.

thanks!
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Atomicman is correct re US distribution....I sent Briko a note via their website and they responded that they currently do not have a distributor in the US, and provided some websites they thought might be able to help (but none of these worked out). If there is no US distributor it seems unlikely I will find this part anywhere unless it's tucked away in a warehouse or the back room of a shop. The suggestion to glue velcro to the helmet and sew a corresponding piece to the goggle strap sound like it might work. I was also considering some kind of nylon loop with a snap like I have on my Carrera, but I don't know where I'd find such a gizmo.
post #6 of 13
I feel your pain. I have a ton of Briko goggles and will be looking for a new helmet this season. Might have to switch to Smith for helmet and goggles, if I can't find a helmet that fits my head and my goggles.

You might want to give these guys a call. Apparently, they sell Briko ski helmets in Vail. http://www.skiracingdevelopment.com/index.aspx
post #7 of 13
I never liked the Briko clip. I always took them off anyways.

Send me a PM and I can ship you one.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Voltron, I sent you a PM. Post here if you didn't get this. Thanks!
post #9 of 13
here is another solution.

put a bead of silicone on the goggle strap. May even put 2 beads the length of the goggle strap. Let it dry then use the goggles. It will help hold the strap on the helmet.

It is an old Motocross trick.
post #10 of 13
We may have two of the clips. One's my old helmet that was part of the tree fiasco. My daughter is also getting a new helmet and I think she still has the clip on hers as well. Both of the helmets were from the Windshape series if that makes any difference. Let me know.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sibhusky. I have sent you a PM. Also thanks to L Braun for the for silicone trick. That sound like it would work. (why don't they just make them like that???)

P.S. First snowflakes of the season here in Massachusetts today! Yipeeee!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bootspur View Post
thanks to L Braun for the for silicone trick. That sound like it would work. (why don't they just make them like that???)
you are welcome!
post #13 of 13
My Briko Odissey goggles came with squiggly lines of silicone on the strap. The grip on the helmet is amazing. You can easily put your goggles up on your forehead and the goggle does not slip off.
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