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Strange Headgear

Old 09-23-02, 07:01 PM
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Strange Headgear

This was very much unlike anything I've seen recently, so I thought I'd share. Anybody use one of these?
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Old 09-23-02, 07:06 PM
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I think that was standard gear in the 50's. Where did you find the picture?
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Old 09-23-02, 07:23 PM
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Don't they have a nickname for those? Basically, they hold the pieces together when your head hits the ground hard.
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Old 09-23-02, 07:31 PM
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I don't know anything about the helmet, but the guy wearing it looks familiar.
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Old 09-23-02, 07:39 PM
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It was called a "hairnet" made of leather,, stuffed with horse hair. It offered little more then a little padding when put to use.
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Old 09-23-02, 07:45 PM
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I was still racing in one until 1985 and they were pretty much standard fare. I've got mine packed away in the attic along with some wool jersies, shorts, and Vittoria shoes with nailed on cleats.

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Old 09-23-02, 08:45 PM
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My husband has one from his track riding days in the early to mid 70's. I guess it was better than nothing, but not by much.
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Old 09-23-02, 09:22 PM
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It obviously didn't help that guy. His head is completely disconnected from the rest of his body. Yuck.
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A lot of Belgian rcers still wear hairnets... in the last few years, I;ve seen pictures of verbrugge, Tchmil and Museeuw wearing them...
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Old 09-24-02, 12:24 AM
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isn't this what the WWII jap suicide pilots used to wear !?

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Old 09-24-02, 12:34 AM
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Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? and people say bike hemets are useless.

CHEERS.

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No! That's what the sumo wrestlers wear, isn't it?

I know I'm right and that probably doesn't protect their block head. Guess it doesn't help the cyclists either.
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No! That's what the sumo wrestlers wear, isn't it?
Yes. Instead of pants.
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Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? and people say bike hemets are useless.

keep their brains in Dutchy
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