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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:24 am 
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Tried this post on bike radar-no result-maybe posted in wrong place-any road-can anyone advise me,off to manchester to see my daughter and reckoned there might be more choice of shops to check out helmet types and fits-any recommendations pleeeease?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:49 am 
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Edinburgh Bike Co-Op. Take a look at ww.cyclehelmets.org/ first.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:50 am 
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Thanks for that Purplefrog.The arguments for/against/compulsory/voluntary wearing of helmets are many,and often academically interesting.For me the helmet is a part of the ritual of getting my kit on,a sort of talisman I suppose,individual choice is surely the most important factor in such a controversal area-long may it be so.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Make sure you get the one that fits the best, an ill fitting helmet is not good.

Giro, Bell, Met... all worth trying as they all differ in shape


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:56 pm 
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cheers Andy.Like the look of the giro-have to check the fitIntrigued by your cycle business! Are you old-bike friendly? and how near do you ever get to woodhall:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Make sure you call into Spicy Hut just down the road for the best (IMHO) curry in Manchester :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:56 pm 
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tozi321 wrote:
cheers Andy.Like the look of the giro-have to check the fitIntrigued by your cycle business! Are you old-bike friendly? and how near do you ever get to woodhall:
The Giro Hex is a highly regarded helmet, it's approx £50, or if you want to spend a bit more the Xen is the daddy (~£100)

Yes I am old bike friendly, was servicing an old ladies touring bike yesterday & have recently serviced a retro Reynolds framed Dawes hybrid, dripping with XT, I'll even service the dreaded BSO's ;)

I'm based in Grimsby, which Woodhall do you mean?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:45 pm 
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Cornholio..spicy hut....mmmmm- thanks for that bit of friendly advice-ain't this forum the best?
Sorry Andy should have said woodhall spa-near horncastle-but often up louth/grimsby way visiting rellys (hope i haven't got a bso though 'fraid i dunno what that is :oops: ).Also cheers for the thought on the giro.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:15 pm 
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tozi321 wrote:
Cornholio..spicy hut....mmmmm- thanks for that bit of friendly advice-ain't this forum the best?
Sorry Andy should have said woodhall spa-near horncastle-but often up louth/grimsby way visiting rellys (hope i haven't got a bso though 'fraid i dunno what that is :oops: ).Also cheers for the thought on the giro.


Ahh, not that far from me then, I work full time in Louth & live in GY, I do The Cycle Doctor part time for now, hopefully it will pay the bills further down the line though

A BSO is a Bicycle Shaped Object, much like the lower end crap you find in Halfords/Tesco & various catalogues

No prob, the Xen & Hex get great user & magazine reviews I've not used them though as Met helmets fit me, I'm currently using a Kaos.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:46 am 
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Edinburgh Co Op is worth a visit, not specially independent but a great shop i keep supporting, some good guys in there and a good range of stock.
Bicycle Doctor round teh corner Rusholme-Fallowfield, must say its a bit wierd in there, but woorth a look, always a proper bike to be found in or out of there. Boring old Evans is in town and at Trafford centre I believe, and check out North West MTB shop in stockport area. Loads of new skool bits n bobs, and very high end wow bikes, but again, OK, maybe a tad wierd/scene. Whatever I say, i'll be keeping buying from all of these occasionally :)


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