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Old 09-21-12, 06:15 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-22-12, 09:02 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-23-12, 04:22 PM   #3
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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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