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Old 12-07-05, 09:55 AM   #1
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old school helmet like this...where??

anyone know where can I get one?

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Old 12-07-05, 09:57 AM   #2
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ask jitensha, i believe he rocked one in chicago; or one very much like it.
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anyone know where can I get one?
Bunch of places online sell hairnets like this, pop up on ebay all the time.

Good for style, bad for your head, offer very little protection in a crash.

See hairnet helmets and try searching for hairnet.
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There is one at Yojimbo's. I don't know whether it's for sale or not, but I invariably pick it up whenever I'm there.

I've been told they are sorta good for keeping your ears from shearing off in certain crashes, but don't count on it.
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Probably could find one on a coma patient somewhere. Perhaps a corpse.
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I figure it would prob be a little better than my current helmet...cotton knitted top hat
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I think you'll have the same level of protection if you wear 4 beanies at a time.
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yeah, that's not a helmet. that's padding.

big difference.
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La Bicicletta here in Toronto has tons of em. They are all black with the Rossin "R" logo on the sides. They do mail order from their website. Not much protection but you will look stylin' when you are on the deck, knocked out.
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ok...so maybe these head pads don't offer an ioda of the protection that one of those ugly bulky styrofoam helmets do,

but...
what's this with everyone talklin' bout being knocked out on the deck and comatose and all this business ???

how often do you all USE your helmets and heads when you fall?

I'll prob just continue riding without a helmet, and will continue falling from time to time (mostly at .4 mph speeds) ...not having a helmet makes me NOT opt to use my head as a cushion when I fall

you can still get head/brain damage knocking your head around with a football helmet/motorcycle helmet/figterjet helmet, or anything else strapped to your head...don't get too comfortable just cause you have a space dome on your knot

I'm not saying that a helmet is not a good thing...it is, and I'm sure it comes in handy at the most critical moments...
I try to avoid those tho...

I still think riding my bicycle without a helmet (natty hair bush included) is safter than driving a car...(at least it has been so far)

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and it begins...
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i have a cinelli one like the one pictured, I'll sell it for 50 bucks
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i have a cinelli one like the one pictured, I'll sell it for 50 bucks
50 bucks?...damn

what size and color?

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Old 12-07-05, 11:38 AM   #15
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for 50 bucks i bet you could get the 4 beanies mentioned earlier.
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Wow, way to rationalize style over your own personal safety. Natural selection's going to love you, man.
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what?!?! helmets are totally cool!


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ok...so maybe these head pads don't offer an ioda of the protection that one of those ugly bulky styrofoam helmets do,
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ok...so maybe these head pads don't offer an ioda of the protection that one of those ugly bulky styrofoam helmets do,

but...
what's this with everyone talklin' bout being knocked out on the deck and comatose and all this business ???

how often do you all USE your helmets and heads when you fall?

I'll prob just continue riding without a helmet, and will continue falling from time to time (mostly at .4 mph speeds) ...not having a helmet makes me NOT opt to use my head as a cushion when I fall

you can still get head/brain damage knocking your head around with a football helmet/motorcycle helmet/figterjet helmet, or anything else strapped to your head...don't get too comfortable just cause you have a space dome on your knot

I'm not saying that a helmet is not a good thing...it is, and I'm sure it comes in handy at the most critical moments...
I try to avoid those tho...

I still think riding my bicycle without a helmet (natty hair bush included) is safter than driving a car...(at least it has been so far)
As long as you carry a doner card you will be fine. You don't want to waste perfectly good body parts while waiting for the authorities to determine what your wishes WERE.
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ask jitensha, i believe he rocked one in chicago; or one very much like it.
i got mine on ebay. they look hella cool, but that's about it.
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Wow, way to rationalize style over your own personal safety. Natural selection's going to love you, man.
wow...what a cynical bunch of .... um...people

maybe I just grew up in a different world than you all...where it wasn't blasphemy or suicide or even crazy to ride a bicycle without a helmet

and I never said anything about style...I don't wear a helmet for comfort/convenience/practicality reasons
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i got mine on ebay. they look hella cool, but that's about it.
did you get it off of an auction or did you get if from that bannana brain vintage store place?
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no one is arguing the merits of riding with helmets. It's just seems a bit vain to not like to wear a helmet, but want to wear a hairnet cuz it looks cool.

I'd rather not wear a helmet than wear the hairnet(eventhough it does look nice) and feel good that I didn't spend 50 bucks to put a completely useless piece of leather on my head. thats all...
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wow...what a cynical bunch of .... um...people

maybe I just grew up in a different world than you all...where it wasn't blasphemy or suicide or even crazy to ride a bicycle without a helmet

and I never said anything about style...I don't wear a helmet for comfort/convenience/practicality reasons
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