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Old 03-22-10, 12:14 AM   #1
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Post Crash Repair

Two questions for you.
  1. I sewed up my knicks after my crash this weekend. Am I the only one? 50kmh so a fair bit of sewing, but the results look okay. Jersey is shredded though.
  2. The inner foam on the helmet has some fine cracks. Anyone ride a cracked inner shell?
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Old 03-22-10, 12:25 AM   #2
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Former is fine, but maybe use them only for training.

The latter is a stupid idea...
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Don't use that helmet any more unless you need something to wear to the LBS to buy a new one because you don't have a car, and there are no taxis in your town.
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1) I have sewn up several bibs--trim the shredded areas first and then sew them up from the inside. Do a good job and you will hardly notice.

2) Get a new helmet. No ifs, ands or buts.
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i have a pair of bibs I've crashed in a few times. My mommy sewed them for me.
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[[*]The inner foam on the helmet has some fine cracks. Anyone ride a cracked inner shell?[/LIST][/QUOTE]

Most manufacturer's have a crash replacement policy... look them up on their web site.. you send in the old helmet.. get a new one for like $40.00
NEVER EVER ride a helmet that has been in a crash... unless you doing what WR says...
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I've sewn up damaged or worn kit but usually they become spares or crap weather racing kit.
Helmet hits the ground in a crash it gets replaced...
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