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    Bicycle helmets

    Does anyone know of suppliers (preferably in Europe) who make bicycle helmets that look like they are from the 1930-1940 era?
    Bicycle helmet looking ones OR 'disguised' bicycle helmets.

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    My Mail is Forwarded Here DanielJones's Avatar
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    These are ones from LaCoste. Ver sharp, and a perfect item for your next Tweed Ride.


    http://www.treehugger.com/style/eco-...ke-a-dork.html

    And, some interesting variations here as well.
    http://www.50cycles.com/section.htm?...=casquen-ville
    And here.
    http://www.50cycles.com/section.htm?section=yakkay

    Cheers!

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    These helmets are amazing and perfect--just what I need for the summer! Thanks so much!

    (My winter helmet is not nearly as stylish or authentic--but it's just as distinctive)

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    I'm looking at adapting a Russian Tankers leather helmet.
    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
    Back in Nagasaki Where the fellers chew tobaccy and the
    women wicky-wacky Woo."

    An Earl Grey in a sea of Latte...

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    The old leather 'sausage' track hats could be good, it may be possible to wear one under a generous 8 panel 'big apple' type hat?

    To be honest I never wear one as they are only really tested to falling off sideways around 14mph...I tend to travel a bit faster than that and I am sure doing 52mph down a Derbyshire hillside that it would do much at all?...personal choice I guess, having said that I always wore one when out with the kids and always made them wear one...curiously I do wear one when out on the MTB as I reason I am more likely to come off and thinking about it every time I have come off bar one it has always been off road.

    If someone did make a nice looking retro helmet then I might wear it? but not the monstriosity (imho) pictured above.

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    I'll Lock Up scottyrocks's Avatar
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    How about a jockey helmet? They're lightweight and comfortable.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...hannel=suggest
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    Those are great links. One of these for my 30/40's look I think:

    http://www.50cycles.com/product.htm?...t=tagada-olive

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