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    Senior Member capejohn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagna
    If you've got a sewing machine in the house, liberate a small piece of neoprene from something (old Tune Belt, drink koozy, whatever) and make a two or three inch tube to slip over the strap where it rubs. The neoprene pads it nicely, is completely washable (unlike moleskin), and looks official, which is a nice fringe benefit.

    Dagna
    I very much like this idea. I was going to suggest vasaline, but there are much better uses than chin lubrication.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Gary,

    I think that adjustment or another more comfortable helmet is the answer. I know what you mean, at first the chin strap of my Bell Metro seemed to choke me. I've gotten it improved, but I have to admit that the strap isn't real tight.

    Actually my first Bell helmet, a low serial number original white Bell, was in almost every respect more comfortable. The straps were flat, it breathed better(after careful porting of the air scoops), it was cooler and the only place where it failed compared to the Metro is turning my head to look backwards.

    So I'd go back to AAB and try out their helmets.

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    I deal with helmet chin strap irritation in my best selling self-help book called, "Helmet Chin Strap Irritation: Why Me, God?" It deals with narcissicm, perspiration, unshaved faces, and double chins as the predictable result of one too many slices of pie.

    Call my office and order a copy...

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    After a 26 miler this morning in the hot sun, I now conclude that my chinstrap irritation was largely the fault of not having shaved for three days prior to my metric century. Today my face was as smooth as a baby's bottom, and there was no irritation.

    I did do some adjustments and cleaned it as well, but I think most of the accountability goes to the unshaved cheeks.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    I did do some adjustments and cleaned it as well, but I think most of the accountability goes to the unshaved cheeks.
    No matter how much Butt ache I get- there is no way I going to chance the blood loss with my old Cut throat.
    Last edited by stapfam; 07-09-06 at 03:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Chin Strap on your helmet?

    You are supposed to have a Chin Strap?
    You dont really need it if you have enough Super Glue.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR
    You dont really need it if you have enough Super Glue.
    Heck, I've been using duct tape! Thanks for the hint.
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    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Heck, I've been using duct tape! Thanks for the hint.
    Duct tape only works if you still have hair.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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