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 Post subject: Leather 'hairnet' helmet
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:19 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Anyone have one of those Cinelli hairnet helmets spare?


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Seen these ed

http://defietsenmaker.nl/index.php?item ... 27&lang=EN


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I like them. This one i would wear. Are they still legal for racing in?


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Thanks, they do look pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:10 pm 
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They don't protect your head much when you have a tarmac incident.

Ask me how I know that!


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tintin40 wrote:
I like them. This one i would wear. Are they still legal for racing in?


NO!

As much use in a crash as a chocolate fire guard.


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Old Ned wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
I like them. This one i would wear. Are they still legal for racing in?

NO!
As much use in a crash as a chocolate fire guard.


So for all the years we saw Pro's wearing them they were actually no good in the event of a crash ?

Where they just for looks then ?

I hate modern helmets and was thinking of buying a 'oldie' Cinelli banana job again ! I wore one in the 80's and i thought i looked like a pro and rode like one :shock:


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Featch wrote:
They don't protect your head much when you have a tarmac incident.

Ask me how I know that!


First hand evidence here! In comparison to even a cheap modern helmet they were not a lot of good. However, BITD, there wasn't any alternative.

I think that most of the time it was only because riders had to wear them due to rules and regulations that they did.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I agree with the comments above.
Never tested mine to destruction though!

I suppose if we had never seen anything better, which we hadn't, then it was better than nothing. :shock:

Dean.


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Thanks chaps, thinking more l'eroica rather than actually being of use!


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