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Old 04-20-08, 05:23 PM   #1
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motorcycle helmet?

would i be out of place by wearing one while riding my fixed gear?
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Old 04-20-08, 05:24 PM   #2
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get one that has like a holographic visor and a skull airbrushed onto it.
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Old 04-20-08, 05:26 PM   #3
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i see one that i want, it's a polo style helmet.
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Old 04-20-08, 05:31 PM   #4
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Why not, stronger than a bike helmet, right? But possibly overkill with a weight penalty. Not that I'm a weight weenie, but I like to keep stuff light if my neck needs to hold it up (there's a joke there somewhere).
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Old 04-20-08, 05:33 PM   #5
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mehhhhh....seems a lil out of place to me
but im all for diversity in biking
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Old 04-20-08, 05:34 PM   #6
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How bout this one:

or this:
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Old 04-20-08, 05:35 PM   #7
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Vents, dood. Vents.
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Old 04-20-08, 05:36 PM   #8
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^^ thats a lil scarey
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Old 04-20-08, 05:39 PM   #9
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DOT-c...mZ230205872178
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Old 04-20-08, 05:45 PM   #10
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$19.99 motorcycle helmet?

Are you planning on using it to protect your head if you trip while walking or actual high speed?
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Old 04-20-08, 05:54 PM   #11
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i have a skydiving helmet that i also use for longboarding


sorry for the big second picture =/

that's me in the first one, but i have a visor. it weighs 600 grams.
i know many people who've taken a fall on them going faster than i normally cycle, and they work.

i plan on using it for riding sometime soon to see how it works out. theyre fairly expensive though
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Old 04-20-08, 05:58 PM   #12
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DOT certified, isn't this good?
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Old 04-20-08, 06:05 PM   #13
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longboarding can get pretty damn intense
i know ive taken some gnar falls on my vanguard
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Old 04-20-08, 06:23 PM   #14
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DOT certified, isn't this good?
Not really, at least for motorcycling. It could probably take a hit at 15-20 (biking speeds), but for real motorcycling Snell certification is much more meaningful.
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Old 04-20-08, 06:35 PM   #15
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DOT certified, isn't this good?
A proper motorcycle helmet will have a lot more bulk and will run you a hell of a lot more $$$ then that. It will also be Snell certified as well.
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i have a skydiving helmet that i also use for longboarding

sorry for the big second picture =/

that's me in the first one, but i have a visor. it weighs 600 grams.
i know many people who've taken a fall on them going faster than i normally cycle, and they work.

i plan on using it for riding sometime soon to see how it works out. theyre fairly expensive though
Is that a Land Yacht I see?
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Old 04-21-08, 12:13 AM   #17
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just keep in mind that they're HEAAAVYYYYYYYY when compared to bike helmets. i've got a nice shoei motorcycle helmet, but i couldn't fathom what it'd be like riding a bicycle and wearing it. eesh. i'll just wear my lil trek helmet, thx.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:20 AM   #18
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Let the haters know you're serious:
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Is that a Land Yacht I see?
nope, kebek, two of my friends run that exact board.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:34 AM   #20
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I would imagine that the visibility is terrible. I used to rock a CCM helmet. Now that was confidence. These days I have a Bell Scuffle.
Mine is the yellow one.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:36 AM   #21
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carry a gun, too.
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Old 04-21-08, 01:08 AM   #22
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to match your white tires
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stylish, and even better for those 'ulock justice' moments.

edit: and it matches your gold chain and cranks.
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Old 04-21-08, 04:26 AM   #24
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I was going to get a Toronto Blue Jays batting helmet. Would have been so funny.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:41 AM   #25
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Hot, heavy, but if you were riding in cold weather I could see a use for a full face helmet. BUT, in slow speed crashes, (slow speed for a motorcycle 25 or less) motorcycle helmets can cause injuries due to their excess stiffness designed for harder higher speed impacts.
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