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    Helmet customs?

    I bought a helmet to keep my brain from splattering against the pavement for my commute for about 10 minutes, but I'm cheap so I found a Bell Slant on clearance for $10 at a local sporting goods place. It's black with some blue, and all my bikes are green.

    Is there any mods/custon paint jobs you guys would prefer?

    I was thinking of cutting a bandanna and use some spray on glue to apply the cloth to the hard shell. It's a little rough looking and it would be black in the end.

    No, the bright color doesn't matter, I wear a safety vest on the road. And I don't care about the color so much as I want my stuff to match a bit.

    thanks in advance!

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    Get your bikes painted to match the helmet.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Funny, I like green. I painted my own bikes green so I would have my bikes colored green.

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    Do you wear green socks?
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    I'd want the entire shell retroreflective at night an glaringly obvious during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Do you wear green socks?
    No, white for me. But I do like green underwear.

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    And tomorrow you can drink Green beer.
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    YAY! the bar down the road will let me drink no matter what. Too bad the cops around my neighborhood are all a**hole** and pulled me over on my bike for DUI. I took them to court saying I can't even drink anywhere without the cops chasing after you. The cops really pulled me over because I was doing a 40 in a 25 on my bike. lol.



    ANY WAY, BACK ON SUBJECT

    Any of you have any painting ideas, I was thinking acrylic or enamel paint. But it's the first time I've painted thin plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
    YAY! the bar down the road will let me drink no matter what. Too bad the cops around my neighborhood are all a**hole** and pulled me over on my bike for DUI. I took them to court saying I can't even drink anywhere without the cops chasing after you. The cops really pulled me over because I was doing a 40 in a 25 on my bike. lol.
    You're a bit of an idiot, then?

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    Old Helmet.jpg
    This is my old ascent strada. It was originally all silver. I added the green with model paint. I crashed and had to replace it. I did the new one with automotive acrylic enamel. I can't seem to find any pics of the new one. Masking a bike helmet is very labor intensive.

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    If splattering your brains on the pavement is that big of an issue, maybe you should work on your skills.

    Yes, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    She obviously doesn't have a problem clashing, green jersey, yellow bar tape and blue saddle.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    She obviously doesn't have a problem clashing, green jersey, yellow bar tape and blue saddle.
    Red socks
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    There's socks in the picture?

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    There's a saddle and bar tape in the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    If splattering your brains on the pavement is that big of an issue, maybe you should work on your skills.

    Yes, really.
    Man, you guys are tough...I thought she looked pretty good... but i guess i wasn't paying attention to the bike stuff...

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    The sport represented in that pic has nothing to do with pedaling.

    Damn ISP... didn't even see a LINK to a pic before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
    YAY! the bar down the road will let me drink no matter what. Too bad the cops around my neighborhood are all a**hole** and pulled me over on my bike for DUI. I took them to court saying I can't even drink anywhere without the cops chasing after you. The cops really pulled me over because I was doing a 40 in a 25 on my bike. lol.



    ANY WAY, BACK ON SUBJECT

    Any of you have any painting ideas, I was thinking acrylic or enamel paint. But it's the first time I've painted thin plastic.

    If thats true, it is stupid and sorry. You are not driving a motorized vehicle, you are riding a bicycle. So I don't see how they could do anything to you besides public drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjoekingz28 View Post
    If thats true, it is stupid and sorry. You are not driving a motorized vehicle, you are riding a bicycle. So I don't see how they could do anything to you besides public drunk.
    Maybe it depends on the jurisdiction, but mostly, if you ride on pavement, if you are drunk the choice is DUI or DWI.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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