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Old 09-14-01, 06:49 PM   #1
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Small victory

Today, I had a small (but large--is that possible?) victory.

A representative of the Louis Garneau company said he would send me a brand new helmet for free.

The crash that destroyed my helmet happened exactly 18 days plus one year after I bought my Louis Garneau helmet. I didn't even have a receipt--the bike shop I bought it from had only a record of the purchase at $54.99 for a miscellaneous item!

Louis Garneau has a one-year total replacement guarantee for helmets damaged in a crash.

A neat thing was that after calling the representative at a 800 number, I heard a baby crying in the background. My imagination?

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Wow, I am so happy!

Thanks, folks at L. Garneau! (I think it's a Canadian company...)

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Gee, I'm sorry!

The title, "Small victory," suggests something about the recent attack.

My error...I guess it's on my brain!
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Old 09-15-01, 07:30 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new helmet Pete. :thumbup:
Hope the doctor (or is it your wife that's stopping you) will allow you to ride again soon.
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Old 09-16-01, 12:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, buddy Ron!
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That is so cool Pete. Maybe when I get a new helmet I'll get a Louis Garneau.
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That's the best avatar yet, Fubar5! :thumbup:
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I recently bought a Garneau helmet to replace a Giro helmet that just died of old-age. It is, I have told myself, a simple stop-gap, because I couldn't find a really cool helmet that fit. So I spent C$35 [$22 US] on a Garneau Alien [ripped off the damned visor] to keep my head protected 'till I could find something better.

You know what? I like this headbucket. It's the best $35 helmet I've ever worn. It's not terribly well ventilated, but that's not a huge issue this time of year, and I prefer integrated-shell helmets, but it fits really well, and the "Spiderlock" thingie is really cool.

When I get my "really good helmet," it'll probably be a Garneau.
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I use a Garneau Globe; it's a great helmet at a really good price. I've used all manner of other helmets in the past--Giro, Bell, Specialized, Trek--and this one fits as well or better than any of the others. It's really well ventilated, too; I can really feel the breeze coming throught the vents.

As long as Garneau continues to make helmets, I'll be a loyal customer.
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