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Should I wear a helmet when riding my brakeless fixie?

Old 12-07-05, 04:29 AM
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Should I wear a helmet when riding my brakeless fixie?

HA HA GOTCHA! Ok, well, not really interested in starting another one of those threads, but hey, I know sometimes us fixie riders want some cool covers to put over our BMX helmets eh?

Check these out so what do you guys say? To hip? To lame? Wrong forum?

I dunno, seems like a funny novelty but don't think I would ever slide one of those over my helmet, maybe it would sway some of you in the no helmet crowd over to the helmeted side of life? Prolly not, but what do you think?
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Old 12-07-05, 04:41 AM
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they don't match my saddle shoes, so no for me. jk. wear a helmet.
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Old 12-07-05, 05:05 AM
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My guess is they would be a bit warm... although they cost about the same as a rain cover. They might be good for wet, winter commuting- maybe if they could boost the wattage of their lights?
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Opinion: Among the ugliest wastes of $25 I've ever seen. Why does the brain one light up?
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If I wore a helmet, I would definitely sport the ladybug jawn.
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Old 12-07-05, 09:12 AM
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I think people will get into accidents if they see you comming down the road with this on your head.
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Old 12-07-05, 09:18 AM
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go away.
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i wear a blaze orange hunting cap over my bmx helmet in the winter. makes me look like a cartoon pixie. i like it.
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I used to work at a nonprofit teaching kids to fix bikes. We would go out for group rides and force kids to wear helmets, which they hated. We had a bunch of bmx helmets, and the kids would always cover them with a stretchy scully cap, making them look like they had humongous afros.
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These are great! The frog rocks. Perfect for the next group ride. Good thing I still have Christmas shopping to do. The brain one probably is trying to show your synapses firing as you ride.
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The spiked one reminds me of torrin.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
I used to work at a nonprofit teaching kids to fix bikes. We would go out for group rides and force kids to wear helmets, which they hated. We had a bunch of bmx helmets, and the kids would always cover them with a stretchy scully cap, making them look like they had humongous afros.
nice!
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