Cardboard helmet?

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greasedscotsman
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Cardboard helmet?

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 16:29 pm

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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Tue Dec 18, 2012 16:55 pm

Thought it was joke at first but looks OK I guess though not sure I'd want the one with the clear cover.
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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 17:02 pm

Yeah, it's interesting. Claims to he lighter and stronger. Will we all be riding them in a few years?

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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby Guanajuato » Tue Dec 18, 2012 17:03 pm

If they price them right they'll sell. i.e. price them at cost to make + a sensible markup. If they price them based on organic hippy pseudo-science, they'll bomb. The signs aren't good - "dual layer wood-cellulose fibre honeycomb board" indeed.

As for the longevity, wasn't the trabby made out of similar stuff?

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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby diy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 21:21 pm

wont they go all soggy and mouldy if you get sweaty or caught in the rain?

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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby southdownswolf » Wed Dec 19, 2012 00:16 am

diy wrote:wont they go all soggy and mouldy if you get sweaty or caught in the rain?


ahh, but your carbon bike will melt in the rain first :lol:
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Re: Cardboard helmet?

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Dec 19, 2012 09:37 am

diy wrote:wont they go all soggy and mouldy if you get sweaty or caught in the rain?


Users shouldn’t worry about a little water hurting it either, despite the fact that rain can turn the sturdiest box into a pile of soggy paper.

The helmet can stand up to the elements, as it has been treated to be sweat- and rain-proof.


Not utterly convinced with that, but there you go, they have thought about it a bit.


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