Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by jwgd
I was talking to a pro-team mechanic today and he was telling me that they use a hot coat hanger to get a custom fit for their riders' helmets. Something about bending the coat hanger around the head, then removing and heating it up to slice through the foam in the helmet. Sounds sketchy to me, but I was wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this.
Sounds funky, but if custom-fit is what they want, this is one way to do it. I'd hate to have a coat hanger bent over my head, though.
I've had to modify a couple helmets to fit. I've got a large (7 5/8 hat size), long, narrow head. Even the largest helmet usually imprint themselves on my forehead. I've made extra clearance with coarse sandpaper on the foam- this works fine.
would have real trouble- his hat size is 8 1/8. He's not a cyclist, though.
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