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helmets that don't look like mushrooms...

Old 03-04-07, 10:08 PM
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helmets that don't look like mushrooms...

i took a bit of a spill a week ago and slammed my head pretty hard, and it made me want a helmet...but i've always hated every helmet i've ever owned because i look like a bad guy from mario bros. i don't want little italian plumbers attacking me everywhere i go.

so what should i get? i like the giro pneumo and monza, but i'm having trouble finding good deals in the right size and colors that don't blow ass.
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Old 03-04-07, 10:13 PM
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conventional wisdom says that pointed backed helmets are actually less safe than mushroomy ones

that said i have a pnemo and a bell sweep

i dont look like a mario bros bad guy i look like lance armstrong
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Old 03-04-07, 10:15 PM
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This one is kewl. I have this one.
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I have a pneumo, and it's pretty awesome. I do kinda look like a mushroom though. The solution is just to go so fast that no one can see you looking goofy. Or you can get a bmx helmet if you're really worried.
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Old 03-04-07, 10:37 PM
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I have a pneumo and it makes me look like I have a huge melon but I wear it anyway. I think all helmets look stupid in the mirror but not so bad to other people on the street especially when you are riding. I took a recent fall on the ice and hit my head pretty good so I wear the helmet no matter how small the ride and how huge my head looks with it on.
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Old 03-04-07, 10:53 PM
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Here you go, sir.
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Old 03-04-07, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jjvw
this makes me feel like ive eaten mushrooms
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Old 03-04-07, 11:09 PM
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Skate bucket.
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BMX/ skate helmets are pretty much the only way to wear a helmet and keep any punk rock credibility. Ive sort of given up so i just wear a giro atlas.
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This helmet is HOT.
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Originally Posted by octopus magic


This helmet is HOT.
It is hot...reminds me of gatchaman
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it would indeed be a really hot helmet. how do you keep your head cool in that? there aren't any vents to suck the hot air off your head....
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I wear a Pneumo in warm weather when I can fit my gi-hugic head into it. (No hats).

It looks purposeful.
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i'd rock this
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Originally Posted by humancongereel
i took a bit of a spill a week ago and slammed my head pretty hard, and it made me want a helmet...but i've always hated every helmet i've ever owned because i look like a bad guy from mario bros. i don't want little italian plumbers attacking me everywhere i go.

so what should i get? i like the giro pneumo and monza, but i'm having trouble finding good deals in the right size and colors that don't blow ass.
Where did you wreck at? Are you ok?
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Old 03-05-07, 12:03 AM
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apparently Ricky martin doesn't mind looking like a mushroom
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Old 03-05-07, 12:12 AM
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this thread now has a 3:1 ratio of dumb to helpful
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haha that reminds me of those dude from the fifth element. is that what i'm thinking of? the dudeds and chicks to looked like they were wearinf plastic wigs?
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Old 03-05-07, 12:14 AM
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I wear a downhill helmet on the street it is the azonic fury
also look at the bell furio or alchera they are at a decent price and look good in black
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Originally Posted by urodacus
it would indeed be a really hot helmet. how do you keep your head cool in that? there aren't any vents to suck the hot air off your head....
it's a time trial helmet
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Old 03-05-07, 12:22 AM
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im gonna quote the blonde guy from metalacolypse: they looks like *****es.
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My rule of thumb is if I plan on going more than 10mph or plan on drinking beer, I wear a helmet.

I use a Bell Aquila:



My el-cheapo MadRock headlamp fits perfectly on it with the visor on and I can fit a winter hat under it, I give it a big thumbs up.
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Old 03-05-07, 01:44 AM
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I think the Giro Xen (sans visor) is a pretty decent looking helmet but I tried one on and it didn't fit me at all. Right now I'm sticking with my Bell Furio. There was another thread where somebody posted about Bern helmets. They look interesting if you want to do the skate helmet thing but I have no personal experience with em'.
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I used to use skate helmets and they get real hot
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