vitali alu road frame conversion, debernardi track
novex just hired me...they are on a hiring spree right now. i just had to ride out to the office in richmond
(i just got back from a month of riding in london and i have to say riding here again is ****ing scary...18 wheelers and dumptrucks everywhere!) this morning and rode back to town with a job that starts monday...stoked!
Giro transit is a good cheapie that doesn't weigh much. Fits bigger heads better, tho. As for looks, I'll say a modified version of the same thing I say when people ***** about rock climbing helmets looking goofy: you're wearing board-soled velcro soccer cleats, your pants are rolled up to your knees and your socks or shins are covered in grease, you're wearing the oldest, most battered clothes you own, fingerless gloves that smell like a jock strap, a chain around your waist, and eyewear most people associate with metal workers or skydivers, and you think what's on your head is going to make you look goofy?
I think Im going to get a flat black skater / BMX
lid and put real scary skull heads and F-U stickers all
over it like ruff tuff HD do0dz do and see if I get treated
with anymore respect on my commutes. The Bell I wear
now screams Napolean Dynamite
There was a recall on them a few years ago for not being crash worthy
That's not actually true. They weren't certified in the US, and thus they were recalled, which is not the same thing as failing certification (just like not taking the SATs doesn't mean you're stupid...). However, they pass EU safety standards and are kosher in Canada (where I bought mine). I'm under the impression that the EU standards are actually higher than the US ones, but I could be wrong.