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Old 04-20-05, 11:51 AM   #1
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What kind of helmet is this?

What kind of helmet is this?


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I saw this guy in Garmisch, Germany, last September 11th (the last race of our mtb season.) He was bad ass and every lap he was handed a beer by his significant other which he slammed without even stopping. He was the only guy on an SS and I think he finished like 3rd.
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Old 04-20-05, 11:53 AM   #2
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that's an old-school cinelli leather hairnet helmet, slightly better than a cycling cap for for protecting your noggin.
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Old 04-20-05, 12:03 PM   #3
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See above post. He's absolutely correct.
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Have a ball, its discounted to 17 dollars. Just in case you are curious, it is found in the "accessories" section, not the "helmet" section.

hairnet from labicicletta
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huh, thats embarassing, can anyone tell me how to make that link look appropriate?
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http://www.bhsi.org/history.htm
http://www.branfordbike.com/helmet/helmet1.html

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oops, I went in there and fixed it for you, but everyone else jumped in...cuz we are so damn bored, we have little choice but to read hairnet posts!!!
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Huh, I suppose it is a bit of a slow day.

Anyway, thats for fixing that.
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lol...keeps your ears from being ground off while sliding on the pavement...nice!
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I read somewhere recently that those are still legal in some European races that require helmets; it looks to have been legal in this race. One curious place I saw a hairnet helmet a few years ago was on a Harley motorcycle rider, during a time when Texas motorcycle helmet laws were a little ambiguous.
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I read somewhere recently that those are still legal in some European races that require helmets; it looks to have been legal in this race. One curious place I saw a hairnet helmet a few years ago was on a Harley motorcycle rider, during a time when Texas motorcycle helmet laws were a little ambiguous.
That wouldn't include UCI races.
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Yeah, that's just the local (Germany/Italy) podunk military series I race in. The rules just say 'a helmet'.

My dad's got one of those fake "half-shell" helmets with a DOT sticker because of the helmet law in PA...I told him he should wear a real one, but you can't tell him anything. He's one of those damn Harley guys.
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Hmmmm...

I wonder, if you were to combine the protective powers of a leather hairnet and a cycling cap if you'd have yourself a real helmet on your hands?
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Or even a stocking cap!
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the ones from labichi are extra small, i have a bright cinelli one if you are interested in medium
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"My dad's got one of those fake "half-shell" helmets with a DOT sticker because of the helmet law in PA...I told him he should wear a real one, but you can't tell him anything. He's one of those damn Harley guys."


there is no helmet law in PA; he can ditch the plastic-german helmet altogether.
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should not be used while riding your bicycle
haha...Ya wear it around like a normal hat, people will think u are prone to start slamming ur head against things
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