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One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 11:31am
by mercalia

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 11:40am
by Mick F
I was attacked by a buzzard in North Devon back in 2005. I was wearing a helmet ...................... thank goodness. :shock:
Scroll down a bit to May 2005.
http://www.bikeweb.org.uk/newsarchive14.htm

Also.
http://www.ctcdevon.co.uk/buzzard.htm

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 7:55pm
by Cunobelin
A Tilley would be equally effective!

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 8:03pm
by Mike Sales
That's a fun way to spell helmit, but I think I prefer Bryn's helmut.

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 8:07pm
by reohn2
Cunobelin wrote:A Tilley would be equally effective!

Someone would first need to tell me what's so good about a Tilley hat that they cost £70 :shock:

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 10:10am
by Mick F
I've got two.
One a summer hat - washable, has vents in the sides, brown natural hemp.
The other, a winter hat - dark grey felt wool, has a warm flap to lower over the back of the neck, waterproof. Dryclean only.

https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/th5-hemp-hat.html
https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/ttw2-tec-wool-hat.html

Bought mine far cheaper than that, from Cotswolds Outdoor in Plymouth.
Excellent hats and worth the money. Guaranteed for life and insured against loss.

Mrs Mick F has one.
https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/th9-melani ... n-hat.html

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 11:58am
by al_yrpal
Mick F wrote:I've got two.
One a summer hat - washable, has vents in the sides, brown natural hemp.
The other, a winter hat - dark grey felt wool, has a warm flap to lower over the back of the neck, waterproof. Dryclean only.

https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/th5-hemp-hat.html
https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/ttw2-tec-wool-hat.html

Bought mine far cheaper than that, from Cotswolds Outdoor in Plymouth.
Excellent hats and worth the money. Guaranteed for life and insured against loss.

Mrs Mick F has one.
https://www.tilley.com/uk_en/th9-melani ... n-hat.html


And, Tilleys can apparently pass through elephants without damage! :lol:

Heres mine, 'The Rogue' purchased in South Africa. It pushes flat so you can slip it in your luggage easily, brilliant idea.

Al

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Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 12:50pm
by pjclinch
reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:A Tilley would be equally effective!

Someone would first need to tell me what's so good about a Tilley hat that they cost £70 :shock:


I got my T3 Wanderer in a "last year's colour" sale earlier this year for £28. My Ultimate (US Tilley-a-like) is still going strong after over 20 years, but not enough washing has left it looking rather manky from sweat staining.

£70 is a lot for a hat, but they are very good. Especially if, like me, you're a peely-wally slaphead and spend a lot of time outside. It keeps off the sun and rain, it's comfortable, the fore-and after strap is remarkably effective at keeping it on in high winds and you'll spread the cost over decades. Better on foot or boat than for cycling, granted, but I do enough of both to justify a good wide brim sun/rain hat.

My sister travels a lot and has had a T5 for years as part of her "useful almost anywhere" wardrobe. They're pretty indestructible and work well.

Pete.

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 2:02pm
by Mick F
Yes.
Spot on! :D
No regrets about ours whatsoever.

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 2:13pm
by reohn2
I have a wide brimmed Billabong sun hat that's similar to a cricketer's hat,in a light green colour,it's at least twenty years old,I think I paid £15 for it and it does a good job in hot weather on or off the bike :)
I don't doubt the quality of Tilley hats and TBH if I could find one at half the £70 price tag I've seen them priced at I'd more than likely buy one,but the full price is a bit seep for me.

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 8:47pm
by pjclinch
reohn2 wrote:I have a wide brimmed Billabong sun hat that's similar to a cricketer's hat,in a light green colour,it's at least twenty years old,I think I paid £15 for it and it does a good job in hot weather on or off the bike :)
I don't doubt the quality of Tilley hats and TBH if I could find one at half the £70 price tag I've seen them priced at I'd more than likely buy one,but the full price is a bit seep for me.


Entirely reasonable. As noted above, I got mine for less than half price direct from Tilley in a sale I saw advertised online, so it does happen.

Re: One good reaon to wear a helmit

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 11:55am
by Nigel
One aspect of the Tilley price is the guarantee. I've worn out one with a hole in fabric after a dozen years or so. A phone call, a photo emailed to the company, and a new one was sent to replace it. So I have new one which will last a dozen years or more, and if it wears out, that will get replaced again.
The replacement method is to put a big marker-pen marking on the label inside, then its up to you what happens next: landfill or re-use. A cotton fabric patch, and I have a gardening hat from the old one, plus my nice new one.


I find mine is OK on a bike, but it depends on your speed of riding. Touring of 10-12mph moving average is fine. 15mph average and less good as a hat choice. Racing clearly the wrong choice as all racers must ride with brightly coloured hats with advertising on them - be it cotton or polystyrene.