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    "Per Ardua ad Surly" nelson249's Avatar
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    Helmet help

    Hello all, I'm hoping for a little assistance.

    A friend of my parents really enjoys riding her tricycle but has encountered a problem with using a helmet. She suffers from such severe arthritis in her hands that she literally cannot release the clasp on a conventional bicycle helmet. Does anyone know of a helmet manufacturer and model that has the option of say, a velcro strap (or any other similar mechanism), that could be easily be opened and closed for those with little or no hand strength?
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    I searched the internet and could not find any standard bike helmets with a velcro chin strap. This rehab site makes velcro adapters for standard helmets; maybe your friend could use one of those.
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    "Per Ardua ad Surly" nelson249's Avatar
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    Thanks Chad. I will forward this along
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    Maybe just cut off the ends and have someone sew some velcro on.

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    I doubt a helmet fastened with Velcro would stay on in a crash. It almost seems to reduce the helmet to a token gesture; not a real piece of protective equipment.

    This is just my perception; maybe I'm wrong, I dunno.

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