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Old 09-29-07, 09:04 PM   #1
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Helmet Rain Cover For Helmet With Light

Has anyone come up with a clever solution for the helmet rain cover/helmet light dilemma? I am thinking that I'll get a rain cover for my helmet, and slit it to allow my helmet-mounted light to be of use. Before doing this I thought that I'd see what others have done. Thanks for any ideas!

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Old 09-29-07, 11:15 PM   #2
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I use this in yellow. It has a flap in the back for a rear helmet light and I keep my 1 watt helmet light blinking inside the cover - it lights the whole thing up like a warning light.
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Old 09-30-07, 02:38 AM   #3
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Use a cling wrap/saran wrap -type. Just make sure the light does not get too warm or too close to the wrap to melt/burn the plastic.
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Sew some button holes in the cover where you want to make the slits to reinforce the material.
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Sew some button holes in the cover where you want to make the slits to reinforce the material.
And that's exactly what I did. Er, what Mrs Biketony did (she's much better on the sewing machine than I). The helmet cover needed only a smallish sized hole: I angle the light up, as if illuminating the sky, and the light will then fit through the 'button hole'. Once the helmet cover is on and the light angled back into position, the remaining hole is of no concern.

Thanks for the tip, CommuterRun, and thanks to everyone for your input.

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I'm in the process of converting an older helmet into a rain/snow helmet by putting a waterproof layer between the styrofoam part of the helmet and the outer plastic shell. No tests yet, but I *think* it's going to work. I'm using a layer of picnic-table fabric, but anything waterproof should work. Then you can use your helmet lights with no problem.

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Here: http://www.rebel-cycles.com/rainhelmet.html

I'm doing something like that, but without the visor.
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imafencer - I nominate you for mod of the year. Nice one!
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Thanks, but that site isn't mine. My helmet currently looks like a yellow picnic table through the vents--nothing so professional as the rebel-cycles one. I found that link over in the winter biking forum. (And the inside of mine will be lined with some orange polka dot flannel to keep everything toasty in the winter--I'm a fashionista in the making!)
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