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    interesting helmets for alt-bikes?

    i usually camp in the folder-forum, but i was just wondering with all these intersting bikes, does anyone have unique helmets?

    i mean, a ralliegh twenty retro bike would be awesome with one of these to protect ur lid!



    i wonder how one of these would look like on a bicycle?!

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    I was looking at cool helmets a while back. One thing I found is that a lot of the cool motorcycle helmets don't meet the motorcycle helmet laws, so legally, they're just a hat.

    My idea is get a BMX helmet and put viking horns on it. Haven't done it yet, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    My idea is get a BMX helmet and put viking horns on it. Haven't done it yet, though.
    Win.

    Although if you end up in a collision with another biker or a ped...

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    Nutcase helmets are kind of interesting.
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    Helmets that come with face shields? That's something I would be interested in: Protection from flying objects and the ability to keep the weather off (and may well be far less prone to fogging up than unshielded glasses are).

    Those Nutcase helmets are also quite interesting...and why not? No law that says a helmet has to be boring to do its job...but...please...NO "Hello Kitty" helmets! Unusual is one thing, and dorky another...but totally obnoxiously "too cute" is WAY over the line, IMHO.

    YMMV.
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    Well, it would be helpful if the horns were something foamy instead of real cow horns. Not so much for the people you run into, but so you don't compromise the integrity of your own helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    Nutcase helmets are kind of interesting.
    interesting helmets, for sure. annoying as hell website with the flashblock on, as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bud View Post
    ...but...please...NO "Hello Kitty" helmets! Unusual is one thing, and dorky another...but totally obnoxiously "too cute" is WAY over the line, IMHO.

    YMMV.
    But...but...I need that pink and white goodness in my life .

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    Gotta have the helmet to match your bike????
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    I was just thinking the vespa scooter style half helmet, havent seen anyone wear one on a bike and thought it would be a good match with my small wheel folding bike. But wow thanks for the positive responses!
    Flat white would be awesome now
    where to find one

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    This young lady makes and sells fashion helmet covers. Not my fashion mind you but what do I know about fashion? I don't wear one myself.
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    Helmet saved me once so I am not so concerned with the aesthetic value but the idea that it keeps my "skin of the head" away from the asphalt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Helmet saved me once so I am not so concerned with the aesthetic value but the idea that it keeps my "skin of the head" away from the asphalt.
    But I'm a guuurrrlll!
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    I am not concerned .....however, I can appeciate the 'beauty' of having a helmet that serves two purposes

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    But I'm a guuurrrlll!
    I like guuurrlll's
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    Not a helmet, but I wear a Respro Techno riding my longbike.
    Makes you look like some kinda psycho or urban warrior or something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
    I like guuurrlll's
    Then I'll show you my girly helmet.

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    I've always had an affinity for old leather tanker helmets. I see them sometimes on ebay. I highly doubt they would do anything in the event of a crash, but you'd look cool until you bust you head open.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/LEATHER-TANKER-C...ayphotohosting

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Gotta have the helmet to match your bike????

    For the Ironman, absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
    This young lady makes and sells fashion helmet covers. Not my fashion mind you but what do I know about fashion? I don't wear one myself.
    Her blog:
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    Now, I like these, but I am not certain how I would attach a mirror.

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    what like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforbreakfa View Post
    what like this?
    Oh, that's a nice one, and bright enough to be seen by drivers, too!

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    i saw a cool helmet once that was textured and colored to look like a human brain

    my neighbor had one that looked like he had a soccer ball on his head
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    i saw a cool helmet once that was textured and colored to look like a human brain
    That's a Nutcase helmet. They're $40.
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