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patthebike
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Helmet

Postby patthebike » 25 Oct 2019, 12:53pm

MET Stradivarius 2.
Size large.
Colour red.

Although it's a bit old now, I only used it for a holiday in Spain. It got put back in the box after I got home and that's where it's stayed since.

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Re: Helmet

Postby mjr » 25 Oct 2019, 1:19pm

How old?

https://www.met-helmets.com/faq-frequen ... d-question says "it is recommended to change your helmet every three years. If the helmet has been handled with care and used infrequently, it can last a few more, but safety risks do increase with time."
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Re: Helmet

Postby Sweep » 25 Oct 2019, 8:08pm

I personally would have no issue using an old helmet if it had never been crashed or dropped.
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Re: Helmet

Postby John1054 » 26 Oct 2019, 9:56am

I THINK that the issue revolves around the polystyrene hardening over time, resulting in the helmet cracking or breaking under impact rather than compressing.

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Re: Helmet

Postby rmurphy195 » 7 Nov 2019, 7:36pm

Sweep wrote:I personally would have no issue using an old helmet if it had never been crashed or dropped.


But how would you know? You can drop, and weaken, a helmet without any visible signs of damage.

Ditto with, say, child car seats.
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