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Helmet, what do you have?

Old 07-17-03, 08:20 PM
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Seems like everyone's got round heads.

I got an oval one, so Giros don't fit me. They tend to be a little flat in the front and wide on the sides.

I have a Specialized Enduro Comp (white) and I got a Specialized Allez (red/white) for my gf. They fit very well.

I'm planning on getting the Louis Garneu Aki for my next helmet, if I ever crash this one.
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I have a Zacko, is that anything?
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Originally posted by shokhead
Giro E2. Visors rule.
A visor on a roadie is a loud statement of "I never get into the drops."
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I've owned a lot of helmets, then my Serfas rep had me try this one on.



the Serfas Monaco. In molded, easy set up, removable visor (or none at all if you choose), fits. Around 60 bucks.

Question of the evening: What's the difference between a 40 dollar helmet and a 120 dollar helmet (scroll)?














































80 bucks!!
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Old 07-17-03, 10:12 PM
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Classic Giro Hammerhead...
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Old 07-17-03, 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by Flaneur
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Was that a 500cc single carb? Dunstall Norton rider myself.

Regarding the Helmet, Bell Arc. $26.00. Works.
 
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What is it with the no-visors on roadies? Is it a fashion statement, or is it a functionality issue?
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My Met helmet latest colour
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Same as mine Great helmet aye
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Originally posted by Chi
What is it with the no-visors on roadies? Is it a fashion statement, or is it a functionality issue?
Wind speed can cause havoc with visors.
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Black Bell Phi (Around $35 after the 20% off coupon at Performance Bike)

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Originally posted by dexmax
Classic Giro Hammerhead...
Ah... old school. I had the same helmet but in yellow. I retired it long ago... if your neck doesn't fracture from the friction between foam and road you better hope the lycra holds all the bits together for the second impact.
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Originally posted by F1_Fan
Ah... old school. I had the same helmet but in yellow. I retired it long ago... if your neck doesn't fracture from the friction between foam and road you better hope the lycra holds all the bits together for the second impact.
I don't use it though.. Only about 1 or 2 times since.. It's just for show now. It has no scratches, no damage whatsoever.. only old..

I know its unsafe to use it..

I like its classic look.. reminds me of the time I started biking...

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Originally posted by dexmax

I like its classic look.. reminds me of the time I started biking...
It reminds me of my old Bell skid-lid from ca. 1986 with the lycra cover that kept on getting snagged on tree branches when I went mountain biking.
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Originally posted by Chi
What is it with the no-visors on roadies? Is it a fashion statement, or is it a functionality issue?
Some people consider it a fashion statement but I remove the visor because when I'm tucked in, it blocks a great part of my vision.
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CATLIKE KOMPACT!
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Bell Phi - heavily discounted + coupon. Always had a helmet from a big box store - this one is much airier and the fit is far superior to the strap and pad 'system' on the big box items.
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I use the same - Met Stradivarius
Color: anthrazit (black)
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Giro Pnuemo and Bell eclipse. Love the Pnuemo. Heard te Atom wa going to above the $200 range...........
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Originally posted by ostas
CATLIKE KOMPACT!
I bought a catlike helmet initially, but as I check over the internet, there was a recall in the US for the catlike helmets to be changed to Kompact 2 as the original compacts did not meet US standards.
So I got changed to a Met instead. Cheers
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Originally posted by Aggressor
Wind speed can cause havoc with visors.
... And you have to really crane your neck to see ahead when you're in the drops.
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Originally posted by peloton
... And you have to really crane your neck to see ahead when you're in the drops.
I DONT.
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Originally posted by shokhead
I DONT.
depends on how your handle bar /saddle set up is does'nt it.

Personally don't use a visor on the road bike. Thats waht sunglasses are for.
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