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Helmet question?(5 posts)

Helmet question?JL
Jun 26, 2002 4:31 AM
I was putting my bike on my car last night and forgot to remove my helmet from the handle bar. The helmet fell about 6 - 7 feet and now it has a crack in the shell on top.

Should I still use it, or is it time to get a new one? I know you shouldn't use it after you've crashed with helmet damage, but could/should I still use it until I get a chance to acquire a new one?

Thanks.

John
Buy a new one now!!!BMW
Jun 26, 2002 4:38 AM
I would definitely buy a new one as soon as possible. Giro makes really nice fitting helmets. Plus, you don't want to jeopardize your life with a cracked helmet. Price Point has some really nice helmets on sale!
If you knew in advance you were going to crash and hit your headSpoke Wrench
Jun 26, 2002 6:06 AM
would you replace that helmet first?
Once more, and with feeling:djg
Jun 26, 2002 6:16 AM
get a new helmet. Get the helmet first. Get on the bike second.

It's up to you, obviously. And you can continue to use the broken helmet. You just cannot continue to use the broken helmet to protect your head.
re: I hear you, and I anticipated thoseJL
Jun 26, 2002 8:39 AM
answers. I was planning on getting a new helmet. I just was anticipating the possibility of not getting it before my next ride.

I guess the REAL question is HOW MUCH of crack is too much? Any crack? Considering my helmet (Giro Stelvio) has a space between the shell & foam anyway, how much integrity is lost by a crack (dime size) in the shell?

Like I said in the original, I did understand I should get new one, but I probably didn't make my real question clear.

Thanks in advance.

John