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    Safety hats

    There seems to be quite a vast range as far as pricing goes. I already don the purple bone dome when I go out but couldn't help but notice a trendier flame patter cut on a hat the other day. Picked it up and looked at the price Aus$265.00. Then picked up the less trendy hat next to it and it was Aus$35.00. I assume the $265.00 hat was brand name, prolly what old mate Armstrong wears in the TDF. I did observe that not one shark fin hat was kept in stock.... prolly due to wake turbulence issues.

    So how much have you spent on your lid? and do you believe there's anything more than cosmetic difference. A cursory glance seems to indicate a foam core covered by a shiney plastic exterior.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    Well, HD, according to the folks who test these things, they're all supposed to meet minimum safety specs. So, I'd say get one that fits, that you can afford and that you like enough to wear--but not in the shower when you're shaving your legs.
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    I do believe you're stalking me BB. It's just as well that I don't mind or this could lead to serious consequences.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    Fer sure, just get one that feels good.I wear a Giro and like it a lot.Mine is custom with a Squidward sticker on it.If anyone here would be fun to stalk it would be you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    I do believe you're stalking me BB. It's just as well that I don't mind or this could lead to serious consequences.
    I'm just using you. I'm really trying to find a decent shiela.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    I spent $60. I like the helmets with better ventilation(i.e. more holes) so I spent a little extra to get more venting.

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    Generally speaking the more expensive helmets have more holes in them, or bigger holes. The helmet is lighter and cooler in the heat. Some of them will have different methods to adjust the fit. That is something you need to try, to see if you like it.

    Like many bicycle things, you spend more to get less! The more you spend the smaller the difference is too!

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    My grandpa told me what brand of brain bucket to get, so i got it I like it I think it was $45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    I'm just using you. I'm really trying to find a decent shiela.
    Being used sits okay with me.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    What's the exchange rate? $260 australian still sounds like a LOT of money.

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    Always wear protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    What's the exchange rate? $260 australian still sounds like a LOT of money.
    Today that would be about US$205.00 I'm sure it would have to be a big name brand for someone to ask that sort of money for it. Had to admit, it was prolly the nicest hat in the place. Guess I'll stick with the purple dome of silence.
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    Carve one out of a coconut shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    Today that would be about US$205.00 I'm sure it would have to be a big name brand for someone to ask that sort of money for it. Had to admit, it was prolly the nicest hat in the place. Guess I'll stick with the purple dome of silence.
    I don't even think they sell one that expensive around here. Most expensive one I've seen is the giro atmos that lance wears and that's only $189.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruchai


    Carve one out of a coconut shell.
    Dude, that's like my mahogany giro pneumo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauren
    I saw one in the clearance section of the LBS. Asked what the price was. $110 for a 2 year old helmet! I got the low end (but not the lowest) model clearanced for $25 (Bell Ukon). Works fine. Gets a little hot, but all helmets do and is has a lot of vents for the price (not THAT much diff. from the $110 one!).
    I have a $20 Bell Helmet. It seems to work? No test results yet. . .

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    hopefully you won't have to test it...

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    The more I look at it the more I believe the lid I was looking at the other day was a Giro. Those coconut hats look cool - prolly quite effective too since I've never seen a buggered coconut.. 'cept until I've had a chop at it.
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    $205US for a helmet. Thats alot of money.

    You guys in Aussie land really get gouged for bike stuff eh?

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    Yup. We get hit up for everything. You name it, we pay extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas

    So how much have you spent on your lid? and do you believe there's anything more than cosmetic difference.
    - - Fifty bucks for my Giro Semi MX. Meets all the official safety specs.
    Why pay more? Don't know.

    The carved coconut and mahogany helmets are impressive.
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    I never see coconuts hit the ground from 40' tall trees ever broken.

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    Concur
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruchai


    I never see coconuts hit the ground from 40' tall trees ever broken.
    Yeah but what if your head was inside the coconut? I don't see any padding there.

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    Uh yeah, just cause the helmet doesn't break doesn't mean you won't

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