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M1kee
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Crash helmet?

Postby M1kee » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:23 pm

So we have chosen to ride iconic 1970s motorbikes, but does anyone on here go the whole hog and dress the part? I was looking through Ebay trying to find a suitable crash helmet but the only thing that i could find that fits the bill is the AGV Barry Sheen replica. Is that too naff or is it acceptable?
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby Gary66 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:47 pm

I found a lovely Steve McQueen "Gulf" open faced helmet which was superb, I was having it until I saw the price tag
£550 FFS!!!!

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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby Alan H » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:06 pm

Buy what you like, it's your head.
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby PaulD738 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:39 am

Get one of these two, just like our Alan's lid :lol:
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby Alan H » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:56 am

Might have been 50 years ago when I started on bikes. Not now tho, I try to look after me 'ed. It's the only one I've got!
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby BATTS » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:31 am

Bell make a modern equivalent of the old Bell Star full face, retro looks and modern safety.

http://www.racevisors.co.uk/category/bu ... gJFs_D_BwE
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby 2strokejohnny » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 pm

this one i had in the 70's, john
griffin clubman
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Griffin-clubm ... 7675.l2557

everoak do open face helmets !! if you are not bothered about you face :D
and i do own a agv sheen replica but have only wore it once.
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby PaulD738 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:38 pm

This was like the one I had as a yoof, a Kangol gp. Bought from my mums catalog, I wanted a Bell Star more than anything but as an engineering apprentice I couldn't afford one :(
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Re: Crash helmet?

Postby RichardsMorphy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:21 am

I found an old Bell Star in my store the other week, the shell polished up like new but the foam has disintegrated like it always does :cry: If it's worth anything, I'l probably give it a punt on eBay.
Up until about the late '80s, I always wore an open face helmet and goggles, I used the same lid from aged 17 until I was in my 30's - it was so loose on my head that anything over 60mph, I had to use my lower jaw to pull down on the strap to keep it from flying off! I developed a huge lower jaw from constantly pulling down on my lid :lol: It's hard to imagine now but when I started riding bikes and the helmet law was new, it wasn't unusual for pillions to use a tupperware bowl or similar if no suitable lid was available. I miss the open-face sometimes and they're a lot better for being able to listen out for any warning engine rattles etc than full face helmets. I have got a modern open face but very rarely use it.

As you can probably guess, I'm not the sort of bloke that spends £100's on a new lid every year, my object is to try and stay on the bike and navigate around everyone else safely. So far, so good, (ish).
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