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    Helmets

    Is anyone wearing a snowboard/BMX helmet for road riding? Are they vented enough so as not get to hot? It seems that the helmet mfg's are getting wilder with their designs. They are begining to look like a spaceship landed on your head.
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    I wear one that looks like a climber's helmet. It's I guess a mountain bike helmet, got it new off ebay for $10 is why I wear it. It is vented but probably a little heavier than the current road helmets but will do for me until I can afford better.

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    Consider the Bell Citi helmet for good cooling, great fit, and "normal" design. (the brim snaps off for a more rounded look)

    I have a yellow Citi that is the most comfortable bike helmet I've ever worn.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Citi-Bike.../dp/B000BOC8I2
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    I've been looking for a non-Power Ranger helmet myself. The Bern G2 may fit the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawmutt View Post
    i've been looking for a non-power ranger helmet myself. The bern g2 may fit the bill.
    WOW! This is a nice helmet but that price!
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    WOW! This is a nice helmet but that price!
    Only 100 bucks. That's not too outrageous. My Bell Volt was $200. Anything else made my butt look fat.
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    I use a Giro Transfer http://www.amazon.com/Giro-Transfer-.../dp/B000BO3D18

    Last week I helped my friend with a new bike and there were some very cool "reflectorized" helmets by Specialized. I am considering one of those as my next helmet.

    Any idea how often un-crashed helmets need to be replaced? I remember reading somewhere that it was 3 years. I got mine in 2009.
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    Helmets, most of them ugly styrofoam appendages....I am wearing one finally after 50+ Years

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    Bern helmets are nice..http://www.bernunlimited.com/Bike

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    I have a Nutcase helmet, which is probably similiar to what you are describing. http://www.nutcasehelmets.com/en/site
    I like it a lot, but to be fair, it's only my second ever helmet.

    Some really cool designs - you can be as "flashy" as you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by googlie View Post
    I have a Nutcase helmet, which is probably similiar to what you are describing. http://www.nutcasehelmets.com/en/site
    I like it a lot, but to be fair, it's only my second ever helmet.

    Some really cool designs - you can be as "flashy" as you like.
    I really like the look of a "Nutcase" helmet. No ooooooo weeeeeee ooooo spacemen styles there.........
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    I really like the look of a "Nutcase" helmet. No ooooooo weeeeeee ooooo spacemen styles there.........
    You rang?

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