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 Post subject: Potty Lids.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:42 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone wears a potty lid/piss pot/caving helmet/general dirt jumper helmet for riding? I need a new bone dome and these have really grown on me! I don't like a peak on my helmet (teehee), but do potty lids get hot compared with other, more normal helmets?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:48 pm 
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ive got an old tsg pig that i never wear as it makes me look like a cock :lol:

i have a small head but helmet makers seem to keep the thickness the same so they always looks massive on me

will get hot as there is very little venting . if someone pisses you off you can press the front against your forehead and let the sweat pour over their bike though :lol:

ive heard the new tsg is good


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:01 pm 
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I have the same head problem! I was thinking TSG lids kinda wrap around a bit better, instead of just sitting on top of my head, looking like one of those 1up mushrooms from Mario. They're a blank canvas for stickers too...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:12 pm 
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i think pro tec would be a better fit or a new tsg , i think fox do some too

mine is a small/medium and still looks large . the old tsgs have a bit of a bell shape to them where they flair out slightly at the bottom

in the winter you can remove the pads and wear a beanie instead

heres a pic of shaun palmer wearing one of those military style helmets , doesnt look bad

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Palmer's allowed to get away looking like a cock though :lol:

I've got a brand new Protec in the box, with a peak, never used it. It doesn't look too bad on, I just can't bring myself round to wearing it. The E2 wins every time 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:13 pm 
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xizang wrote:
Palmer's allowed to get away looking like a cock though :lol:


:lol:
I think he needs to tuck those flares into his socks :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:22 pm 
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Looks like he's just met some 'serious' cyclists whilst out on his paper round.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:40 pm 
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I ride in a potty at chicksands, and when I don't ride continuously. I like it because you can drop them on the floor and not worry about breaking a £70 + lid.
That said I rode Coed Y Brenin the other week in it and it was OK too.
TSG here cost me £15.


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i use a skateboarding helmet...but i do fall off more than most so it needs to be tough...head does get a bit warm though. :P


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:22 am 
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I wear a Pro-Tec lid off road unless I know ahead of time that the ride is gonna be a real old school epic without anything too technical. My head does get hotter than with a standard helmet but I reckon the trade off in strength and durability is worth it.

I'm also prone to falling off at low speeds (crap sense of balance I guess) and don't want want to have to replace a helmet 'cos I fell over sideways in slo mo and bumped ma noggin on a tree stump or squirrel. :lol:


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