Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 9/Apr/09 7:50am

Spokes wrote:
specializedman wrote:
Spokes wrote:I have a 64cm head so getting one that fits is a mission. Limar is the only brand that fits me without cutting. Ive got a 575 and a 908. Ive got a Giro Pneumo which is ok but I had to cut it a bit as it pushes into my temple. Intresting though, I have A Giro Remedy for my FF and its perfect.


Woah your head is massive!
I thought my size 56 was massive...


56cm is a kids size. :D

It's shape rather than size thats the issue.


what, square?
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby Spokes on Thu 9/Apr/09 8:39am

shmoodiver wrote:
Spokes wrote:
specializedman wrote:
Spokes wrote:I have a 64cm head so getting one that fits is a mission. Limar is the only brand that fits me without cutting. Ive got a 575 and a 908. Ive got a Giro Pneumo which is ok but I had to cut it a bit as it pushes into my temple. Intresting though, I have A Giro Remedy for my FF and its perfect.


Woah your head is massive!
I thought my size 56 was massive...


56cm is a kids size. :D

It's shape rather than size thats the issue.


what, square?


Nah, my head is shaped like a rugby ball with eyes at one end. My wife did not realise this family trate untill my son was born........
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby campervangogh on Thu 9/Apr/09 9:01am

Spokes wrote:Nah, my head is shaped like a rugby ball with eyes at one end. My wife did not realise this family trate untill my son was born........

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Stewie is your son?
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby tylersdad on Thu 9/Apr/09 9:17am

a very informative night. having read 100 pages of the book i have spotted 2 typo's thus far. :blink:

anyway - for those that went, and received their free sachet of Shot - if you are concerned about consuming items past the 'best before' i suggest you check the expiry date of your sachet. i doubt it will kill you though. :D

bugger the helmet today - i need a beanie- friggin cold. :exclaim:
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby nzmatto on Thu 9/Apr/09 9:59am

tylersdad wrote:bugger the helmet today


Some things are not meant to be shared :ib:
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 9/Apr/09 6:47pm

Maybe I'm too practical but....I got a dayglo green helmet cover(from St Johns Street cycles in the UK - THE place for obscure stuff :) ) for my old Giro Eclipse and glued it on for cold, rainy and low viz days.

:) Its great - keeps the rain off and some of the cold out too.
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby nzmatto on Thu 9/Apr/09 7:01pm

You know what....I went looking again today, then came home and re-fitted my old helmet, removed its visor, and it seems to be OK. It is still too large now, but I am going to go out tomorrow on the road and see how it feels. I may save the $$$ for now and get something that will suit the kit I'll be wearing for Taupo....nothing like making it all match.
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby Spokes on Thu 9/Apr/09 8:05pm

campervangogh wrote:
Spokes wrote:Nah, my head is shaped like a rugby ball with eyes at one end. My wife did not realise this family trate untill my son was born........

Image


Stewie is your son?


Kinda right but my eyes are where his ears are. Like one of the aliens off Alien. :D
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby tylersdad on Thu 9/Apr/09 9:36pm

nzmatto wrote: I may save the $$$ for now and get something that will suit the kit I'll be wearing for Taupo....nothing like making it all match.


you go girl !!!!!!

have a good easter, and we'll catch up after.
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby nzmatto on Thu 9/Apr/09 9:40pm

You too. Enjoy yourself!
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby nzmatto on Fri 10/Apr/09 8:49pm

And the end result....the helmet was noisier today, I guess the visor helped keep the wind off my ears. but once I got going on the flat I forgot about it. That means it must be quite OK, cause it didn't get uncomfortable today!

So....I guess this whole thread was pretty pointless in the end. :) but....now I want a Bell Sweep R
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 10/Apr/09 8:52pm

buy it dude, you only have one head. you'll be glad you did when you crash
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby nzmatto on Fri 10/Apr/09 9:41pm

not planning on crashing. Nah, it's gonna have to wait a while. The one I have meets all the normal standards. I am certain that if I do hit the road that it will save me as much as it should.
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby Conners on Fri 10/Apr/09 10:58pm

I couldn't believe the step up in comfort levels when I went from my entry level helmet to a Met. )this is a few year ago now).
It's worth the money just for that IMHO.
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Re: Helmets -- What To Buy, I Need A New One.

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 11/Apr/09 9:27am

:thumbsup: Having two helmets can be a good idea if you've used one in the rain and it hasn't dried out by the next day for riding. Putting a wet helmet is akin to putting on a wet wetsuit...its a bit yuk.

:) It sounds like you've got a good one so good idea to hang on to it.
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