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Postby Beakyboy » 23 Jan 2008, 10:11am

Well it came last Monday, and it's excellent, a perfect fit and very stylish. The only problem is Mrs Beakyboy won't let me have it until my birthday in three weeks!!

If you haven't checked out the Prenda's website yet, then do:

http://www.prendas.co.uk/default.asp

A very easy to navigate website and even easier checkout procedures.
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Postby atoz » 6 Feb 2008, 7:45pm

Yes, I'd appreciate some recommendations on a choice of helmet. I don't use one and never had until now. But in summer I shall be touring in Spain, where I understand helmet wearing is compulsory (on the bike, that is).

The other thing is that many events including sportives now insist on helmets. It's a pain, but I shall have to buy one, and I would appreciate some advice.

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Postby Beakyboy » 7 Feb 2008, 9:32am

At the risk of sounding bias the catlike whispers are superb. Best helmet i ever had.
Mmmmm, maybe i should get off me soap box now!
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Postby Mick F » 7 Feb 2008, 10:49am

Don't get off your soapbox yet, please.

I read that helmets should be changed every 3 years or so. Mine is about 4 so maybe I should change into the New Season's fashion.

What is SO good about your Catlike Whisper?

Go on, Beakyboy, sell one to me!
Tell me why I should buy one!

Happy Birthday! BTW.
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Postby Beakyboy » 7 Feb 2008, 1:36pm

You see I don't have to sell them, just look them up on the prenda's website and i guarantee it'll be love at first sight! They look great!

No serously, it's the only helmet that i've owned that fits properly, most helmets sit too high up (maybe its my head shape, but i think it's pretty normal) and they are extremely light. Did I mention how great they look?!

I still haven't got mine as my birthday isn't untill next wednesday, it's been hidden by Mrs Beakyboy, but i hear it calling me at night, such torture. Oh and have I mentioned that they look great?
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Postby Mick F » 7 Feb 2008, 2:30pm

So they look great, do they? No need to go on!

Just measured my bonce, 56cm. £75 for a 2007 model eh?
White/Silver/Red looks nice.

Must have a chat with "a certain someone" ........
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Postby Mick F » 7 Feb 2008, 2:32pm

PS,

Can you get new pads for the inside easily enough?
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Postby groveller » 7 Feb 2008, 3:29pm

I recently replaced my "lid", and think that you need to try a few on before you buy. It's surprising how they vary in comfort. I chose the one that felt the most comfortable and happened to be very light in weight. I can't believe the difference it's made, and it will be even better when the weather warms up.

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Postby Paul Smith SRCC » 7 Feb 2008, 4:04pm

Helmet shapes vary quite a bit, so I definetly agree with you and try before you buy, I wear a Limar 104 Pro helmet, but just because it fits me does not mean it will fit everyone.

As you can see in my review I even mentioned that it is advisable to try them on first.

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groveller wrote:I recently replaced my "lid", and think that you need to try a few on before you buy. It's surprising how they vary in comfort. I chose the one that felt the most comfortable and happened to be very light in weight. I can't believe the difference it's made, and it will be even better when the weather warms up.

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Postby monster » 8 Feb 2008, 1:50am

wow thats a eye opening report you have there!

i see on ebay they have "Bell" tony hawk style helmets which have no vent holes -they may be safer.

or better still would be the full face BMX helmet

or the open face motor cycle helmets

i think i'll buy an open face motor cycle helmet, because it would save me having to put a woolly hat on underneath my helmet for warmth and provide better protection.

i think those vent holes look silly anyway. i covered mine up with a helmet cover to stop the rain getting in.

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Postby Beakyboy » 8 Feb 2008, 9:46pm

Yeah mick no probs, they actually come with spare pads too.
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Postby rower40 » 9 Feb 2008, 12:02am

Can I just plug my Reevu? A built-in rear-view mirror is invaluable. I rely on it totally both on conventional bikes and recumbents.

I've no idea why they don't make them any more. If you find one on E-bay, DON'T buy it - I want it.
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Postby Beakyboy » 10 Feb 2008, 9:36pm

So which helmet did ye go for mick?
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Postby Mick F » 10 Feb 2008, 9:42pm

None as yet. Sorry!

SWMBO has given me the go-ahead ("head" ha ha!) and it's just a matter of time ......... I am tempted by your Whisper, but I do wonder if I'm going to spend some dosh, I should try before I buy.

BTW, Happy Birthday for Wednesday!
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Postby Mick F » 10 Feb 2008, 9:48pm

She's just shouted,

"£75 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder Mrs Beakeyboy has hidden it! Good grief!!!!!!!!!"

Back to the drawing board .........
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