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Old 09-08-12, 02:19 AM   #1
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Fixie Helmets

In the interest of keeping my dome in one piece. What are some solid helmets for fixed gear riders?
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Old 09-08-12, 03:22 AM   #2
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I'm a fan of Lazer helmets.
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Fixie Helmets

I like my Bern Brentwood.
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I like my search button.
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so...fixie helmets? what are those?
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I'm about to make some sweet fixie breakfast.
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but not before drinking your sweet fixie coffee.
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nice coffee, im going to walk to get a fixie coffee and cinna-fixie-roll...yuuuuum!
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I took a fixie-piss this morning, put on my fixie boxers and went triple rush brakeless to eat my fixie-cereal. I live my life one fixie at a time.
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im about to go a fixie-ride on my road biek
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I use a Macon with a brentwood liner but i just saw one of these....might be fun if the visibility isn't compromised



though I expect that this is popular with the safety minded bike walkers


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Put on my fixie shoes with my fixie socks. And make some big brown toilet fixies later.
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I use a Macon with a brentwood liner but i just saw one of these....might be fun if the visibility isn't compromised



though I expect that this is popular with the safety minded bike walkers

I know someone that uses the second one. She's a sixty year old frumpy lady.
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a fedora helmet? i can't even begin to describe how much I hate that.
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though I expect that this is popular with the safety minded bike walkers

Honestly, if Kangol made one of these in rabbit fur I'd totally rock it.
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probably the best fixie helmet:

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I use a Giro Atmos which has a Ti finish, it's comfy and has plenty of vents. Kask helmets are very comfortable too.
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Old 09-08-12, 01:17 PM   #20
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I like mine too, sucks when I can't find what I'm looking for. Feel free to provide helpful links to similar threads about good helmets for riding fixed gear bikes.

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Old 09-08-12, 01:18 PM   #21
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I'm a fan of Lazer helmets.
Which model?
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Which model?
she means the one for fixies... DUH!
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I like mine too, sucks when I can't find what I'm looking for. Feel free to provide helpful links to similar threads about good helmets for riding fixed gear bikes.
All helmets do exactly the same thing, and the one that is right for you will be a matter of comfort, looks, and price. Go ****ing shop.
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All helmets do exactly the same thing, and the one that is right for you will be a matter of comfort, looks, and price. Go ****ing shop.
Sorry for assuming people might prefer different equipment for different types of biking.
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Apparently the word fixie isn't cool around these parts. To everyone mocking me, suck my fixie!
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