Helmets?

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Re: Helmets?

Postby Mick F » 24 Jul 2019, 7:15pm

atoz wrote:It doesn't take that much force to deform a cycle helmet .................
There's a thread on here of mine describing an experiment dropping my helmet onto solid concrete with a bag of sand inside.
I dropped it twice from head height before it even became damaged.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=79382&start=75

I weighed my head, and put the same? weight of sand in a bag, then dropped my helmet ...................................
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Re: Helmets?

Postby mjr » 24 Jul 2019, 8:19pm

Mick F wrote:
atoz wrote:It doesn't take that much force to deform a cycle helmet .................
There's a thread on here of mine describing an experiment dropping my helmet onto solid concrete with a bag of sand inside.
I dropped it twice from head height before it even became damaged.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=79382&start=75

I weighed my head, and put the same? weight of sand in a bag, then dropped my helmet ...................................

Which might be informative if your skull is soft and brain granulated!
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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jul 2019, 6:05am

I read that the cops in Perth WA deflated the tyres of Hellmuth-less cyclists :?
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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cunobelin » 25 Jul 2019, 6:14am

Reminds me of the "melon test"

There used to be a common "demonstration" used that involved an egg being dropped, and then again in a protective case.

Simply do the same with the egg encased in a melon and the result is the same, proving that cyclists should wear melons!

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Re: Helmets?

Postby rogerzilla » 25 Jul 2019, 12:45pm

Shouldn't this thread be consigned to the purgatory where all other helmet threads reside?

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Re: Helmets?

Postby mattheus » 25 Jul 2019, 3:19pm

rogerzilla wrote:Shouldn't this thread be consigned to the purgatory where all other helmet threads reside?


Do you mean Y*CF??

[This thread is already in the "Helmets sub-forum" - I don't think there is anywhere lower for it to go.)

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Re: Helmets?

Postby Mick F » 25 Jul 2019, 6:16pm

mattheus wrote:.............. I don't think there is anywhere lower for it to go.)
What about the Brexit thread?

I would like to wear one to keep the Remainers off my head. :wink:
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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jul 2019, 6:36pm

mattheus wrote:
rogerzilla wrote:Shouldn't this thread be consigned to the purgatory where all other helmet threads reside?


Do you mean Y*CF??

[This thread is already in the "Helmets sub-forum" - I don't think there is anywhere lower for it to go.)

It could be put behind a paywall :wink:
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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cunobelin » 26 Jul 2019, 6:30am

Mick F wrote:
mattheus wrote:.............. I don't think there is anywhere lower for it to go.)
What about the Brexit thread?

I would like to wear one to keep the Remainers off my head. :wink:


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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cunobelin » 26 Jul 2019, 6:32am

To be honest, the OP asked a question and got the answer

A bit of fun now is not changing that

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Re: Helmets?

Postby Mick F » 26 Jul 2019, 7:01am

Cunobelin wrote:This was not you then?
No. It can't be.

That person has hair! :wink:
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Re: Helmets?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Jul 2019, 7:47am

Saw a child wearing a Hellmuth, sitting on granny's shoulders, granny held a child's scooter in her hand
The kiddie was maybe 180 cm up
Could that be a situation where a h****t is appropriate?
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