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The Helmet Thread 2

Old 03-03-23, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
but if it is not comfortable it is Not "sized and fitted appropriately." I am surprised I would even have to say this.
Well, some folks require just that extra bit of hand holding. OP, I'd suggest you go to REI, they have a variety of helmets you can try, find one that's comfortable. They have a nice Bontrager wave cell on sale. If you order online there is a good chance you'll be right back where you are now, with a helmet that doesn't fit.
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That helmet reminds me of the old leather "skid lids", worn by some of us (​​​​​​yes, I admit to having had a short skid lid period).



Lo and behold, it's still being sold. Probably doesn't pass the CPSC test.
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Lol. Always love the snark. Always from the same idiots, too. Like shoes, sometimes a helmet feels good in the store and does t get uncomfortable or feel heavy until hours into a ride. I guess that doesn't happen to maelochunt who never makes any mistakes ever. For us mortals, it does. Especially if we are new to cycling. Thanks to those with real suggestions.

I thought a folding helmet sounded like a great idea so I could carry it in my backpack and not wander around work with a bike helmet like Steve Carell in "The 40-year-old-Virgin."

I went ahead and bought a Giro model that was recommended on another thread. Surprised how few threads there are on helmets. Mostly just pissing matches between pro and anti helmet folks. Guess that's bikeforums.net as usual.

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Old 03-03-23, 10:50 AM
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I guess I really cannot criticize -- my old car has a folding roll bar (difficult car to fit a bar to). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Originally Posted by RoadWearier
I'm looking for a lightweight helmet for my commute and saw this on Temu. I thought it was a great idea but not if it's garbage.
If commuting, I presume you use a mirror. If bike-mounted, good-to-go; if helmet-mounted, is this a problem?

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That helmet reminds me of the old leather "skid lids", worn by some of us (​​​​​​yes, I admit to having had a short skid lid period). Lo and behold, it's still being sold. Probably doesn't pass the CPSC test.
My wife threw mine away. I still want one, but only for vintage-bike rides in controlled conditions (I ride trail-trails a lot). In traffic -- no way.
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Old 03-03-23, 10:58 AM
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Fwiw, this is the one I got...



Seems like a lot for a bike helmet, I remember when you could get a decent full face motorcycle helmet from Shoei for that much but I had a $100 gift card I couldn't find anything else to do with so it ended up only costing me $40

Anyone have or try this one?
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Old 03-03-23, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
I guess I really cannot criticize -- my old car has a folding roll bar (difficult car to fit a bar to). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

If commuting, I presume you use a mirror. If bike-mounted, good-to-go; if helmet-mounted, is this a problem?

My wife threw mine away. I still want one, but only for vintage-bike rides in controlled conditions (I ride trail-trails a lot). In traffic -- no way.
nice wheels. can't tell what it is...LBC?
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Old 03-03-23, 01:23 PM
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I fail to understand where the hostility came from. Please don’t bring dirty laundry in from other threads.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I fail to understand where the hostility came from. Please donít bring dirty laundry in from other threads.

​​​​​IF you don't check the other threads, I'm guessing you won't understand where the hostility comes from. I asked a simple question and the first answer I get back is a smug smart-ass response. You want to take the side of people who have been on here longer, fine.

This is a great forum with a lot of knowledgeable folks on here and I've learned a lot. Unfortunately, as you should well know there's a few people on here who act like *******s. I'm happy to give you IDs if you want them, but all you have to do is read some of the threads. It's the same people generally.

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Old 03-03-23, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
​​​​​IF you don't check the other threads, I'm guessing you won't understand where the hostility comes from. I asked a simple question and the first answer I get back is a smug smart-ass response. You want to take the side of people who have been on here longer, fine.

This is a great forum with a lot of knowledgeable folks on here and I've learned a lot. Unfortunately, as you should well know there's a few people on here who act like *******s. I'm happy to give you IDs if you want them, but all you have to do is read some of the threads. It's the same people generally.
Save yourself a lot of frustration and go into your User CP Control Panel and add those people to your Ignore List. It made my time here much better. Ain’t no body got no time for snark.

Edit: The Giro helmet was a sound choice.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Save yourself a lot of frustration and go into your User CP Control Panel and add those people to your Ignore List. It made my time here much better. Ainít no body got no time for snark.

Edit: The Giro helmet was a sound choice.
Thanks man. I knew there was a way to do that but I forgot how. Forums like this are becoming rarer all the time. That will definitely help!
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Old 03-03-23, 05:35 PM
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A good quality thread rarely generates snark. Exception might be a poster with a history of garbage threads, they might bring baggage. Anyway, the Giro seems a fine choice.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
That helmet reminds me of the old leather "skid lids", worn by some of us (​​​​​​yes, I admit to having had a short skid lid period).



Lo and behold, it's still being sold. Probably doesn't pass the CPSC test.
When Bicycling! magazine commissioned a helmet comparison at a test lab, the lab techs initially refused to test the Skid Lid helmet (the open-at-the-top plastic one lined with sponge rubber). They eventually relented but only agreed to subject the Skid Lid using their standard drop test at half the height they used for the (then state-of-the-art) Bell Biker and MSR helmets.

They refused outright to test any leather strap-style helmets. "The head forms we use for testing are expensive!," they said.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
When Bicycling! magazine commissioned a helmet comparison at a test lab, the lab techs initially refused to test the Skid Lid helmet (the open-at-the-top plastic one lined with sponge rubber). They eventually relented but only agreed to subject the Skid Lid using their standard drop test at half the height they used for the (then state-of-the-art) Bell Biker and MSR helmets.

They refused outright to test any leather strap-style helmets. "The head forms we use for testing are expensive!," they said.
I bought and crashed my Bell Biker 1977. The MSR was unobtanium. The Skid Lid was obviously no better than our varsity hockey helmets. (Up through JV, we had the usual hard plastic over Styrofoam 3-piece helmets. Not very good but a lot better than nothing. Varsity was a flexible shell over a web. I played it smart and stayed in the crease with my older helmet and wire cage. Goalie.)

Those Bells - not perfect. Too hard. I had no external damage but lots of evidence of acceleration trauma (CAT scan) and resulting cost to me. The MSR was very similar with regard to the foam and I doubt the different shell material would have made a lot of difference. I wouldn't writing this if I'd been wearing a Skid Lid. The word in the Boston racing peloton for the leather skid lids would apply to the brand name ones. That they were so we could have an open casket ceremony.
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Originally Posted by spelger
nice wheels. can't tell what it is...LBC?
Don't want to go too far OT, but I thought my user name gives it away. Sunbeam Tiger, built 11/25/64. If by "wheels" you mean the wheels, those are Revolutions, not seen on street-driven vehicles a lot.
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Excuse me, are there any hobbyists here besides cycling, fishing and camping? Are there any forums on such a topic.
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What do you think of this new style helmet

Actually, by the style of the helmet, it doesn't really look that safe. Especially with the ears not being covered. It's just doesn't fit my needs at least. Anyway, what's your opinion of this new style of helmet?

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/review-l...re-helmet.html

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Maybe I am missing something, but it doesn't look all that different from other helmets to me.
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That cap like thing sticking out looks pretty bad. Isnít that quite a wind drag? Looks more like a motorcycle helmet. Not what I would want.
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Nothing new. Visors have been used frequently on MTB helmets since the early Ď90s.
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I was going to ding it for the visor that is shown so high up that it can't be expected to actually function, or that maybe it's meant to snag on branches when you're crashing through the woods. Turns out it does flip down into a useful position. I don't do MTB, but I like visors, just to keep the sun out of my eyes.

Other than that ...
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Who wears a bicycle helmet that covers the ears, except maybe downhill racers? Looks like most trail riding helmets to me.
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