Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-29-04, 09:14 PM   #1
gear head
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
but I must ask.......

I see many pictures of winter riders here, wearing a helmet, ski goggles, and a hat. Would it go against the grain the wear a full face helmet, this way you wouldn't have to wear 10 seperate things on your head, and Im not talking about a motorcycle helmet, I think a Mountain bike downhill helmet would work well.
gear head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-04, 09:16 PM   #2
Trek Rider
Senior Member
 
Trek Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On my bike
Bikes:
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've seen people here wear a full face motorcycle helmet riding a bicycle. One of them is a woman in her 60's. Wear whatever works for you and who cares what people think.
Trek Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-04, 09:39 PM   #3
Portis
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most usually suggest that this is too hot. I have to say i have never tried it, but would speculate that i would find it too hot as well.
Portis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-04, 09:41 PM   #4
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I plan on buying a full face helmet eventually. This has nothing to do with weather, it's because I broke my jaw in a face plant...
HereNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-04, 11:50 PM   #5
vrkelley
Enjoy
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle metro
Bikes: Trek 5200
Posts: 6,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd be interested in a full-face with more vents...under 1lb
vrkelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-04, 05:26 AM   #6
SAB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I'm not on my bike, I often ride my Kawasaki Ninja 600 (a four cylinder "crotch rocket"). My motorcycle helmit is full face with a visor, and would be way too heavy and hot to wear while riding a bicycle. It has small vents that work well at 60mph but would be useless at bicycle speeds. However if there was a warm bicycle-specific full-face helmit I might wear it when cold enough outside. I do, however, wear my snowboard/ski helmit when it's cold. They are designed for winter activities and are warmer than a bike helmit, but light unlike the motorcycle helmit. My boarding helmit has vents which can be closed in the winter and opened in the spring (on the fly) as well as fleece ear flaps which are removable.
SAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-04, 08:12 AM   #7
CRUM
Recovering Retro-grouch
 
CRUM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Some call it God's country. I call it Acton, Maine
Bikes: Too Many - 7 or 8
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Many of the guys I ride with in the winter wear their Ski helmets. They are fairly light, don't have as many vents, and seem to allow them to wear less on their heads.
__________________
Keep it 'tween the ditches

My Blog - Lost in the Bo Zone
CRUM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-04, 08:39 AM   #8
gear head
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAB
When I'm not on my bike, I often ride my Kawasaki Ninja 600 (a four cylinder "crotch rocket"). My motorcycle helmit is full face with a visor, and would be way too heavy and hot to wear while riding a bicycle. It has small vents that work well at 60mph but would be useless at bicycle speeds. However if there was a warm bicycle-specific full-face helmit I might wear it when cold enough outside. I do, however, wear my snowboard/ski helmit when it's cold. They are designed for winter activities and are warmer than a bike helmit, but light unlike the motorcycle helmit. My boarding helmit has vents which can be closed in the winter and opened in the spring (on the fly) as well as fleece ear flaps which are removable.
if you read carefully, you would of saw "and Im not talking about a motorcycle helmet, I think a Mountain bike downhill helmet"
gear head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-04, 12:58 PM   #9
seely
The Rabbi
 
seely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The full face helmets usually fog up really bad as soon as you stop moving.
seely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-04, 08:16 PM   #10
Rowan
Has opinion, will express
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 14,663
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
The venting issue seems to be a significant one to prevent fogging. I've got a pair of wraparound sunglasses and they fog up rapidly once my speed drops below 12km/h, I'm labouring uphill, and the ambient temps is 0 to 5 deg C.

On my Nullarbor ride some years ago, I stayed at a backpackers in Esperance in south-eastern Western Australia. Another cyclist, a guy from Sweden, was there. He had done an apprenticeship or somesuch with the Swedish airforce, and had purloined a visor from the helmets that the pilots wear, and adapted it to his bike helmet. Looked bluddy good, actually. Full face protection, in this case, from sun.

Just a suggestion to see if something can be picked up for surplus and adapted. Would seem to provide the ventilation to avoid a degree of fogging, but at the same time protect eyes, mouth and nose from cold air.

I've just had someone stay with me from Canada, and I was regaled with all sorts of stories about winter riding. I don't envy living and riding in those sorts of winter conditions.
Rowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 PM.