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Old 05-31-02, 03:04 PM   #1
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Full face helmet

When I lived in Portland, Oregon I saw a hard-core commuter wearing a (BMX style?) full face helmet. He was riding very fast so it looked like a good idea. The one good wreck I had when I was a kid messed my chin up pretty good so one of those would have been helpful. Has anybody ever used one or seen one used as a road helmet? If it wasn't for how they looked I would get one for at least around town.

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Old 05-31-02, 06:04 PM   #2
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The accident I had two weeks ago now did rub my face (right side) into the pavement. I was wearing a set of sun glasses (actually, Fred Meyer safety glasses by Wilson), which prevented some damage.

I think riding and preventing would be best, and decided not to get a full-face helmet when I recently replaced mine. :confused:

It is something to think about though.

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Yes, I have seen a bike commuter using a full-face helmet. The guy had a mountain bike, pulling a BoB trailer, and had several blinkies and orange flags on the back. He wore a full-face motorcycle helmet, as well as a floor-length dress, complete with matching cycle shoes.
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Yes, I have seen a bike commuter using a full-face helmet. The guy had a mountain bike, pulling a BoB trailer, and had several blinkies and orange flags on the back. He wore a full-face motorcycle helmet, as well as a floor-length dress, complete with matching cycle shoes.

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Check out the giro switchblade helmets, maybe just what your looking for.
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I don't even want to reply to this one for fear that the gods will push my face into the pavement!
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Why would one not want some chin protection? Ever see someone's face that has smashed into or slid upon the pavement at 20 -30 mph? It will grind through your skin to the bone and further. Very messy.
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