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Old 05-15-07, 06:10 PM
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Wear a helmet hmmmkay



http://www.madison.com/tct/news/index.php?ntid=133934

To cut a long story short, this guys head was ran over by a van, all he got wasa concussion. Helmets are good hmmmkay.

The most ******** thing about this story is that helmet probably wouldn't pass Australian safety standards. One of the tests is dropping a helmet upside down onto a spike, most Giro helmets have a vent right where they get dropped.
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Old 05-15-07, 06:26 PM
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How many times is this going to get posted? I know of at least five versions floating around this board
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Old 05-15-07, 06:37 PM
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For what it's worth, it's the first time I've seen it.
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Old 05-15-07, 06:52 PM
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Not trying to be a jerk here, but I think it's been covered
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298482
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298567
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298665
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298638
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298307
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298349
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297599
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298175
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298186
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Old 05-15-07, 07:56 PM
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lol. I don't think you're being a jerk although I hope you didn't spend as much time compiling that list as it would have taken me.
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Old 05-15-07, 08:55 PM
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Everyone knows when an Aussie stacks we do it harder than Americans hopper. Thats why we need tougher standards

Well, i do anyway.
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Old 05-15-07, 09:20 PM
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thats what happens when we stay in our mountain bike world and never leave
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do you mean "hit" by a van? I don't see how a helmet could support the weight of being "run over" by a van.
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Old 05-16-07, 07:49 AM
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There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.
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Old 05-16-07, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gastro
There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.
hmmmkay...
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Old 05-16-07, 08:26 AM
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Damn, lucky the tire didn't run over his neck.
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Originally Posted by gastro
There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.
A controlled test. Excellent idea.
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Yow! That's part of what made me a full-face desciple back in the days of open-face M/C helmets. Got my head run over when I went down leading a pack on a 60 mph flattrack. Rigidity of the full-face sent me to the ER with what turned out to only be a mild concussion.
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Sure, a controlled test. But not using a head fools, just the helmet. Bet it winds up flattened.
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Wouldnt the skull reinforce the helmet?

No, i think we need the head.
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Originally Posted by Hal Fisher
Sure, a controlled test. But not using a head fools, just the helmet. Bet it winds up flattened.
It was flattened with a head in it, dummy.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Not trying to be a jerk here, but I think it's been covered

Why change now??
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Why change now??
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Old 05-16-07, 05:16 PM
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Why change now??
Because I'm trying to be the "kinder, gentler Raiyn". Don't make me put the black suit on.
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You'd have to wrestle the role from Pete.
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You'd have to wrestle the role from Pete.
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I bet Giro won't replace that one under warranty.
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Originally Posted by sweetnsourbkr
I bet Giro won't replace that one under warranty.
Giro would be foolish not to milk the **** out of this. New helmet? No problem.
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it may of been talked about, but it will never be talked about enough...i see people everyday without one...
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Old 05-18-07, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by supra25
it may of been talked about, but it will never be talked about enough...i see people everyday without one...
You see them dead or you see them out pedaling around on their bikes?
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