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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:02 pm 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
If you cut a helmet you will affect its structural ability to protect your head.


I was thinking that.

Drivers are allowed music in their cars at various volumes so i guess the actual listening to music shouldnt be a problem.

Dont some boardman helmets come with mesh inside?

I guess if not it would just be a case of gluing one in.

I get an itchy head soemtimes under my helmet, not much you can do. Mine isnt caused by bugs.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:15 pm 
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The danger is also blocking your ears with headphones, compared to cars where it's ambient noise and the outside world can still intrude (unless it's a nasty purple Corsa with 300W sound system). Driving with headphones on is similarly stupid.

Personally I like to be able to hear good and early if a car is approaching from behind.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:46 pm 
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I believe they used to make one in the 60s..... :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:50 pm 
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modifying a helmet will invalidate it warranty plus may make it weaker.

could you not cover the helmet with a fine mesh so that air can still get through but not the bugs?


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:00 pm 
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In the depths of time, well the early 90s, my dad had a Trek helmet that had a fine rigid meash in the vents. It wasn't removeable though.

I had to ride my fixed gear the other week and so, for the first time in absolutely ages I rode wearing a helmet on the road. I had three 'insect strikes' within the first two miles or so. They went into the vent and I could feel them kicking against my head, (no hair!).

Luckily they were just Hawthorn flies but I had to stop each time. What if they had been wasps/hornets and I had been going down hill and been stung? Especially on a fixed I imagine a crash would have been the likely result. I was glad to get the geared bike back and not wear the thing. A mesh might go some way in making me think of wearing a hat more often.


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