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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:49 am

g-boaf, how much did that one set you back? I'm thinking of getting a new one
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby g-boaf » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:05 am

mikesbytes wrote:g-boaf, how much did that one set you back? I'm thinking of getting a new one


$249 at Clarence Street Cyclery. I was actually looking for a Giro, but they didn't have the one I wanted and I didn't want the older one, and a Giro Selector is not going to be suitable for normal riding. ;) Tried on the Kask and thought, damn, this is really great. 8) The straps on it are really comfortable and it fits perfectly.

One observation - you can't stick your glasses through the top of it securely - they will slide out easily. But the rest is good.

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Slvr32gtr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:54 am

g-boaf wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:g-boaf, how much did that one set you back? I'm thinking of getting a new one


$249 at Clarence Street Cyclery. I was actually looking for a Giro, but they didn't have the one I wanted and I didn't want the older one, and a Giro Selector is not going to be suitable for normal riding. ;) Tried on the Kask and thought, damn, this is really great. 8) The straps on it are really comfortable and it fits perfectly.

One observation - you can't stick your glasses through the top of it securely - they will slide out easily. But the rest is good.


I just bought the same Kask helmet for $229 at Velo here in Brisbane. I concur its a very comfortable helmet and its nice and compact!

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby il padrone » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:05 am

il padrone wrote:New helmet is very cool..... but now it's broken :( :(

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Shall have to replace it with same.

After having crashed it, the LBS said Specialized do a 20% off crash replacement, so a brand new S3 cost me $170 :D :D
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby dynamictiger » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:29 pm

I have been wearing my helmet religously...but still no sign of helmet hair :( :( :( :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby bychosis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:07 pm

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Cool maybe, but would it work?
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby il padrone » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:20 pm

Complete absence of any padding, harness system and straps would suggest there would be one or two problems with meeting any standard :shock: :P
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby sli123 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:29 pm

forgot to put mine on this morning for my 8.5km commute :shock:
felt naked and very uncool!

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Howzat » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 am

dynamictiger wrote:I have been wearing my helmet religiously...but still no sign of helmet hair

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Howzat » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:12 am

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Not sure if the jet-pack is included.

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Summernight » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 am

Howzat wrote:Image
Not sure if the jet-pack is included.


There's a cyclist who commutes along the Main Yarra Trail in the mornings who wears fake long blonde dreadlocks under his helmet or as part of his helmet (I'm pretty sure his hair is black). It looks a bit like this. :D

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby g-boaf » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:01 am

Howzat wrote:Image
Not sure if the jet-pack is included.


Is this the anti-magpie helmet? :shock:

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:19 am

Looking strong !!!!

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:44 am

I tire of having an off-the-shelf helmet. Anyone know who does cool graphics for brain buckets? My latest body art design would parlay nicely to a bone dome, I think.
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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:13 am

There used to be a helmet manufacturer with a Sydney factory and as it was a vacuum formed shell over the foam core - there would be the potential to slip in a sheet with your own graphics. I only saw kids helmets in production however and it is highly likely that this has been since outsourced to Asia. The challenge asking at a small producer in asia is that you wouldn't have the Australian Safety standard sticker and guarantee.

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Re: Helmets are cool

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby schroeds » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:34 pm

sort of just a little off topic, but what's a going on with pro helmets....they're getting uglier and uglier. There was one in Paris rubaix that looked like it was back to plain polystyrene.
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:16 pm

Wasn't some of the Skytrain in those things for last years Tour?
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby schroeds » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:26 pm

philip wrote:Image


hahah, impressivley quick response there!! Looks like the peloton has spoken....mind you the Sky helmet covers are nearly as bad
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:42 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:I tire of having an off-the-shelf helmet. Anyone know who does cool graphics for brain buckets? My latest body art design would parlay nicely to a bone dome, I think.

AUbicycles wrote:There used to be a helmet manufacturer with a Sydney factory and as it was a vacuum formed shell over the foam core - there would be the potential to slip in a sheet with your own graphics. I only saw kids helmets in production however and it is highly likely that this has been since outsourced to Asia. The challenge asking at a small producer in asia is that you wouldn't have the Australian Safety standard sticker and guarantee.


Let me know if you find a place that does it. And I need the Aussie sticker
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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby g-boaf » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:04 am

schroeds wrote:sort of just a little off topic, but what's a going on with pro helmets....they're getting uglier and uglier. There was one in Paris rubaix that looked like it was back to plain polystyrene.


Air attack 2.0? The newer one looks a bitter.

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby timber » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:04 pm

yeah, it looks like cool really

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby mikesbytes » Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 pm

Twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel look great in matching helmets

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Re: Helmets are cool

Postby Ken Ho » Sat May 11, 2013 9:05 am

Mmmmmmmmm, this thread seems to be having some participation issues.
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