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    What kind of helmets are you guys running? Trying to find a classic looking helmet but all I've seen so far are novelty helmets.


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    Sad truth is, classic helmets are shit. This topic came up recently and was discussed in great detail, if I recall correctly. I love the look of an old Bell full face, but if you find one at a swap meet, check out the guts -- HARD styrofoam, that's IF you can find one that isn't dry rotted all to hell.

    Do yourself a favor and get some nice, modern, safe, cushy protection for yer bean.

    Go to a local bike shop and try some different ones on. A helmet that looks cool but doesn't fit or won't protect well is an exercise in futility.

    A friend told me that everyone has either an "Arai head" (a.k.a. oval) or a "SHOEI head" (a.k.a. round). Turns out I've been wearing Shoei's all along when I'm really an Arai head. Go figure.



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    go hjc. cheaper than the others.


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    Those AGV GP-1s in plain colors cost peanuts.

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    cheap head??cheap helmet,gotta ask yourself how you feel about some guy with a sterialized pneumatic drill cork boring as quarter sized hole in yer head to let some pressure off. I shouldn't talk, cause I only spent $65 on a full face, hjc, it passes all the tests and keeps my teeth where they should be. I thought about getting a new brit style pudding bowl half helmet, but I don't want to give up that much protection just for style.

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