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Old 05-09-08, 11:38 AM   #1
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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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My idea is get a BMX helmet and put viking horns on it. Haven't done it yet, though.
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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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interesting helmets, for sure. annoying as hell website with the flashblock on, as well...
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...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????
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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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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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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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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.

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For the Ironman, absolutely!

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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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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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That's a Nutcase helmet. They're $40.
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