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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:44 pm 
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i hear snell certified will actually be of use in an accident.


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:23 pm 
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I would recommend trying some on before buying - particularly if you're going to buy on-line. You don't want to spend your hard earned and then find the helmet isn't right for you.
Andy has had two Bell helmets now - seems to get on with them ok. God knows what make mine is but it's black with a pretty pattern and very comfy :lol:

if cycle helmets are anything like motorcycle helmets then you'll pay a lot for a name :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:26 pm 
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exlabman wrote:
As I said I want to get something decent but if the cheap ones conform to the same standards then what is the extra money for the others going on?
what is different about a £50 lid over a £20
Happy to spend the money if there is a reason but not for the label.

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Comfort, fit, ventilation, durability...


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:24 pm 
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I've got one of these... http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/crat ... -prod65397 and really can't fault it for the money!


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:33 pm 
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I have one of these that sits in the cupboard:

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And one of these that I actually wear. :D

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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Don't start!

I have a Giro Skyline that fits my head really well. But others didn't. I also found a Giro savant to be nice and both a reasonable price.

Very much a personal thing though.

There has been some debate concerning the efficacy of the aforementioned protection apparel, regardless of cost or fit. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:43 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
There has been some debate concerning the efficacy of the aforementioned protection apparel, regardless of cost or fit. :facepalm:

Indeed. Our very own Graham John Wallace is a huge supporter of the cause, campaigning tirelessly for the wearing of helmets everywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Can you hear a rumbling in the distance.................


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
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http://www.helmets.org/testbycost.htm


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 Post subject: Re: what helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Woz wrote:
http://www.helmets.org/testbycost.htm


I guess one piece of polystyrene is much like another.


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