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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:30 pm 
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There are quite a few helmets from the old days that stick in my mind.. none more so than the Shoei/Troylee Daytona! BITD I would see all the pros wearing them in the emerging DH scene in the states, looking cool as f**k as they rattled down mammoth mountain! 8) But for the XC riding I was doing back then they were always going to be overkill, and besides they were far too expensive for my parents to cough up for one. By the time DH really took off over here and my riding progressed that way, fullface helmets had become the norm so that was it, I never got round to owning one. :(

A year or two ago I was toying with which helmet to take on a ride. We were heading out on the 6" pedal up/thrash down bikes so a fullface was going to be far too hot, but I couldn't help thinking my lightweight weedy XC lid wasn't going to offer the kind of protection needed for some of the descents we were set to hit that day. I remember thinking an old school Daytona would have been perfect for that day, and a pretty good option for any 'all mountain/hardcore XC' type rides.

Since then I've been searching for one in good nick and in my size.. but it was proving to be a difficult search :roll:

Then the other week this popped up in the clasifieds..

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:twisted: A very quick PM and paypal transaction and it was mine! :D I was more than happy when it arrived and it looked practically unused! :shock: And it fitted my head perfect! 8)

As cool as it was though, in my head I always remembered these helmets with the Troylee flame graphics (never happy me :roll: ).

A few days ago while chatting with my mate who happens to own my LBS, he mentioned he had an original set of 3D flame decals stashed away! :shock:

So now I have the helmet I always wanted! Exactly how i remember it! :D

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Location: Italy - Padua
This is my Etto Yeti TLD;)


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:57 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
weres pickle,his is ace :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:47 pm 
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That Etto is awesome! 8)

That was another one on my list..


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:07 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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theyre both cool
i also like the one on here (cant rememver who has it (shamus?))
it is a brain type one

the daytona reminds me of a m/bike trials helmet


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:07 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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some strange helmets from Germany ... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:30 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Specialized S Works
Sub Zero

Like new as I always wear my Specialized Mountain Man in black and red.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:55 am 
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I can't find my old pics but I really miss my Giro Hammerhead SC with added peak. Best helmet I've had :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:53 am 
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Location: Leeds, for ages!
here's mine albeit as an exhibit, maybe a cheeky trail blast. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 11:09 pm 
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I've still got a Spesh Sub Zero in purple but I've pinched the straps off it for my newer Bell. :?


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