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Author Topic: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?  (Read 16478 times)

Offline AgentX

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2013, 02:51:24 »
Biltwell has their vintage style full faces for sale on their website.

Is it just me, or does the helmet look bizarrely misplaced in every picture where it's being worn?

The riders' chins stick out below the chin bar, while it covers most of the tips of their noses...
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Offline Salty_Cafe_801

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2013, 12:13:41 »
Is it just me, or does the helmet look bizarrely misplaced in every picture where it's being worn?

The riders' chins stick out below the chin bar, while it covers most of the tips of their noses...

Looks ok from this angle on the website. The price is not too shabby.
http://www.biltwellinc.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=84
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Offline crazypj

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2013, 14:14:34 »
A helmet is a helmet, if it fits and meets standards thats all you need.
It's starting to look like a bunch of yuppie helmet snobs on here
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Offline teazer

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2013, 14:20:47 »

What does this mean for a vintage helmet?  Well, if its NOS then it should offer simillar protection to when the helmet was produced.  I don't think anyone accepts that NOS vintage helmets are equal to modern helmets but they aren't like wearing a baseball cap either.  Modern helmets offer better protection because they use thicker EPS layers.


Scott

Beautiful yellow Dunstall in your avatar BTW, but an older NOS helmet with have started to deteriorate and will not offer anywhere close to the same level of protection as it did when new AFAIK.  For sure, modern helmets are much better than old ones and full face are safer in 99.9% of situations than open face.

Did anyone check out the new HJC FG-17 yet. Sub $200 full face with Snell 2010 and DOT in a fiberglass/kevlar shell. Amazing value for money.

Offline DrJ

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2013, 16:05:53 »
A helmet is a helmet, if it fits and meets standards thats all you need.
It's starting to look like a bunch of yuppie helmet snobs on here


Gonna cash in my Starbucks shares for one of these.


Offline AgentX

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2013, 21:43:23 »
Looks ok from this angle on the website. The price is not too shabby.
http://www.biltwellinc.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=84


Probably just a matter of fit on particular people, but obviously it's not for everyone.
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Offline AgentX

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2013, 21:46:49 »
A helmet is a helmet, if it fits and meets standards thats all you need.
It's starting to look like a bunch of yuppie helmet snobs on here

To be fair, it's a thread about a helmet which exists pretty much for fashion's sake.  Can't offer much beyond looks compared to a fullface with a flip visor, venting, and other modern standards.

Edit:  Sorry, forgot this was about vintage helmets in general and not just the Gringo...that changes things.
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Offline The Jed

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2013, 11:25:47 »
Looks like a ladies' unmentionables.

and i would totally paint it that way.....
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Offline LazloH

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #48 on: Jun 06, 2013, 18:48:16 »
A NOS vintage helmet will offer the same amount of protection or close to it that it did when new. 

I have to disagree.  DOT and SNELL have progressed in their testing and standards and have forced helmet MFG to move along with it.  Sure..  some of SNELL testing looks a little archaic..  (I wonder if they still shoot the face mask)..  yup..      its an air rifle..   regardless.....   Is it really worth it to risk your head for a few hundred bucks?
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Offline crazypj

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #49 on: Jun 06, 2013, 19:26:57 »
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/snell-2010-standard.htm
Pretty sure the European ECE22.05 is a much better test than Snell (from a user viewpoint) although the 2010 Snell is better in some respects (except transmitted force), 400G is going to turn your brain to mush but Snell seem to think that's a good thing?
« Last Edit: Jun 06, 2013, 19:41:22 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
I gave my girlfriend an orgasm the other night, but, she spat it back at me
 Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry
 Itís not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werenít doing it  (Terry Pratchett)
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0