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Retro Grouch 07-08-06 11:27 AM

I need a more aero helmet.
 
While watching the TDF time trial I noticed how, when the riders put their heads down, the tail of their aero helmets stuck up into the airstream. My flexability is such that I look down at the road the majority of the time and just pull my head up periodically so that I can glance ahead.

I'm thinking that the most aero helmet for guys like me would look kind of like a cone head because the cone would point forward when we get down into our most aero position. Anybody know where I could get a helmet like that?

KenSmith 07-08-06 11:48 AM

I've got a few oragne cones in my truck. would they work? :)

Ken

Dogbait 07-08-06 12:51 PM

Apparently they're availabe in a "Family Pack"

http://www.theamericanmind.com/images/conehead.jpg

Dogbait

Retro Grouch 07-08-06 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KenSmith
I've got a few oragne cones in my truck. would they work? :)

Ken

Too gawdy. I was thinking of some nice, tasteful, flame graphics. To look right in the riding position the flame tips would have to point down at the ground when standing erect.

Are you sure you can't ride with Wildwood and me tomorrow morning? You could be home by 11:00.

Retro Grouch 07-08-06 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dogbait
Apparently they're availabe in a "Family Pack"

http://www.theamericanmind.com/images/conehead.jpg

Dogbait

So there you are - it would obviously fit my head.

centexwoody 07-08-06 02:14 PM

isn't there a book about that? "The Cone Was On Fire When I Put My Head In It" ?

KenSmith 07-08-06 02:16 PM

RetroGrouch, I sent you a PM.

Ken

wfin2004 07-08-06 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
While watching the TDF time trial I noticed how, when the riders put their heads down, the tail of their aero helmets stuck up into the airstream. My flexability is such that I look down at the road the majority of the time and just pull my head up periodically so that I can glance ahead.

I'm thinking that the most aero helmet for guys like me would look kind of like a cone head because the cone would point forward when we get down into our most aero position. Anybody know where I could get a helmet like that?


Are you THAT fast???? I don't think so, but I know jack about aerodynamics.


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