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Or who is having a good sale on new helmets?

Today: My first accident of the year on my second commute of the year. I rounded a corner, hit some black ice and went down hard--hitting my head on a two-foot high rock wall. Luckly my helmet took the trauma cuz it would have been a doosy otherwise.



This, after almost getting hit by a car on my first commute of the year, yesterday. What a weird start. :madman:
 

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Yay for helmets :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

did this on saturday, took a header into some Melaleuka trees (soft papery bark). The damage is from a "glancing" blow, I then pinballed into a head on collision to finally stop.
 

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stripes said:
Specialized is 20%, and Bell is 30%. Not sure about the others. Those two fit my head :p
30% of cost, or 30% off? Asking because when Bell replaced a helmet I cracked it was $35 to replace the $125 helmet (~30% of the retail cost). Took just a week from the day I mailed the old one to them to when I received the replacement. I was impressed! :)
 

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Wait wait wait... do I have this right? FloridaFish and Lidarman both have the same helmet and both took serious head-smacking diggers within days apart? Whoever's # 3, I think you might consier just getting it over with: put your helmet on and bash your head into the pavement in a nice and controlled non-face-smashing manner. Just to be safe. ;-)
 

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deanna said:
30% of cost, or 30% off? Asking because when Bell replaced a helmet I cracked it was $35 to replace the $125 helmet (~30% of the retail cost). Took just a week from the day I mailed the old one to them to when I received the replacement. I was impressed! :)
When I had reason to replace mine recently... Bell told me it was 30% off retail of a new helmet.

It was cheaper to get a clearance helmet at Nashbar than take advantage of the crash replacement.

JmZ
 

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1) Glad you're OK
2) The impt question....Is the bike OK?
 

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LOL :D I picked up on that also. Not sure if this means those helmets are good or bad luck :confused: (they saved the owners noggins, but maybe there's bad mojo about them which attracts accidents) I'd be a little weary if I owned one though :)
Glad to hear you're OK lidarman, commuting is a dangerous business.

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Wait wait wait... do I have this right? FloridaFish and Lidarman both have the same helmet and both took serious head-smacking diggers within days apart? Whoever's # 3, I think you might consier just getting it over with: put your helmet on and bash your head into the pavement in a nice and controlled non-face-smashing manner. Just to be safe. ;-)
 

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snowdenn said:
whats giros replacement discount?
It was a 30% discount when I busted my eclipse last summer.
 

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When I had reason to replace mine recently... Bell told me it was 30% off retail of a new helmet.

It was cheaper to get a clearance helmet at Nashbar than take advantage of the crash replacement.

JmZ
They must have changed it then. My accident was a few years ago and I've tried to avoid landing on my head since then... :thumbsup:
 
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