Re: Helmets - mean time betweef failuresPeter Keller wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Jan 2006 11:18:54 +1000, Tamyka Bell wrote:
> >> >
> >> I am not sure if an "inspection" service is useful at all. The propaganda
> >> is that after any knock, however minor, the helmet should be replaced as
> >> damage to it may be invisible but still real, thus lessening greatly
> >> whatever protective properties it had.
> >> Peter
> > I found a miniature compression spot on a helmet after I'd stacked it...
> > which happened to correspond to a small bruise on my head, so I decided
> > to check it out. When we peeled back the plastic, we found a massive
> > crack that was not at all visible from outside. The bike shop was very
> > responsible and insisted I smash the crap out of the helmet so that no
> > one would take it out of the bin and try to use it. The thought of that
> > scared me - I am always amazed when people sell second hand bikes with a
> > helmet included.
> > Tam
> What? A bump causing a small bruise on your head caused that amount of
> massive damage to the helmet?
> My!! Aren't they protective!!
I really hope that was sarcasm.
Ever seen the demonstration where someone lies on a bed of nails, with a
bessa block on their abdomen, and someone else smashes the brick with a
Speaking from experience - if the brick doesn't break, it bloody hurts.