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Old 06-15-05, 08:23 PM
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OCP Stylist ?

Does the OCP have a stylist on board?
I need help choosing a helmet.
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Old 06-15-05, 08:29 PM
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Only 1 choice - Atmos - because Lance uses it. Lance, Lance, Lance, Lance!
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An informed poseur is a stylish poseur.

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Old 06-15-05, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Only 1 choice - Atmos - because Lance uses it. Lance, Lance, Lance, Lance!
It also ahs carbon fiber. Theres no question now...
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I got a Giro Pnemo on sale last weekend in red to match my bike. I was almost tossed from the OCP for wearing a MTB helmet on my road bike.
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Bell Sweep, which fits me better than Giro. I bought the XC version, which has a (gasp) visor. I like the shade it gives my eyes. I make the OCP points up by color selection. It's blue with light gray, which matches my gloves, my bike and my favorite jersey (aka, my gay superhero outfit according to the runners of the world apparently).
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surely an Atmos but ...
Rabobank.....colourful ...not unlike myself.
Matte Black....low key, stealth
or the Ltd Ed Gold lone star ...? would the gold clash with blonde hair?

or should I commission Peter Max to do a very special custom helmet?

does anyone do a naked/polished ti version?

should i be coordinating with my bike or my eyes?
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catlike kompact 2
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting

does anyone do a naked/polished ti version?

should i be coordinating with my bike or my eyes?
You bought a bike that clashes with your eyes?
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
You bought a bike that clashes with your eyes?




No, of course not!
The bike and my eyes have the identical gleam!
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
surely an Atmos but ...
Rabobank.....colourful ...not unlike myself.
Matte Black....low key, stealth
or the Ltd Ed Gold lone star ...? would the gold clash with blonde hair?

or should I commission Peter Max to do a very special custom helmet?

does anyone do a naked/polished ti version?

should i be coordinating with my bike or my eyes?
I got a semi glossy Black Giro Monza... Me likes it.. Works with most colours too...

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Old 06-15-05, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj
catlike kompact 2

that's quite a helmet.
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Old 06-15-05, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
should i be coordinating with my bike or my eyes?
Neither, you've got to coordinate with your toenails, of course.
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Old 06-15-05, 10:55 PM
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I've committed a horrible OCP faux pas by using a MTB helmet (Giro E2) when I ride my roadbike. However, I do remove the visor and the helmet does match my bike so I think I've at least halfway compensated. Also, it's a "special edition" model and came with a "helmet pod" carrying case so that should make up for some of the deficit.

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What you do is color coordinate the bike.

Take for example my Motobecane, while not OCP in of itself, it has matte black with silver lettering. My helmet is silver with dark grey trim, nearly a perfect match by contrast with my bike. (Funny enough it wasn't intentional, I had the helmet way before the bike )

Now, as far as aesthetics, I'm a total aesthetics slave. I'd have to go for a Giro Atmos, but only if it's in Silver (light grey does NOT count!).


edit: by the way, this is my helmet: https://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photo...m/LG-TBS.2.gif
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I bought a blue Giro Monza when they were in sale last year for $50. It looks great and matches all my bllue stuff beautifully.
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truth be told, I can't tell the difference between a road helmet and MTB helmet
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catatonic, I think you've got it in reverse. It seems to me you decided to buy your bike to match your favorite helmet. Good show!!!
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I told ya I was a slave for aesthetics
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
truth be told, I can't tell the difference between a road helmet and MTB helmet

Road helmets tend to have steep, curved fronts, and an overall smoother shape. Lots of small vents.

Mountain helmets tend to be very angular in shape, point fronts (often with visors), and very large vents.

There are helmts in each category which seem like they belong in the other, but the above generalizations cover the majority of them.
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Match my toes?

ok, now I'm really confused.
will I ever get this OCP down
or am I doomed to merely being a poser in waiting?
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well, you're never going to be a true poseur if you keep spelling it wrong
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
well, you're never going to be a true poseur if you keep spelling it wrong

oh, i am doomed!
seriously....no team stylist here?
will the Fab 5 step in and help the blonde?
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I say buy whatever helmet you want...

Then buy a bike to match the helmet!
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