cracked helmet

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by bulaboy, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. bulaboy

    bulaboy New Member

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    Went down a bit ago. Fortunately had my helmet on. Now there is a 2 inch crack on the side near the back that is barely visible. There is very little movement there. Everything is holding together well. Time to scrap it?
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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  3. vadiver

    vadiver New Member

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    It served its life.


    Bike helmets are not ment for multiple strikes. Even if the shell was not cracked it is possible to have damaged the styrofom to the point of it not being safe in the next strike.
     
  4. meehs

    meehs New Member

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    Almost every helmet manufacturer recommends replacing a helemt after any type of impact. Many of them have a crash replacement policy where they will sell you a replacement helmet at a greatly reduced price if you send in your damaged one. Check the website for the manufacturer of your helmet. But as others have said; Yes, replace the helmet.
     
  5. bulaboy

    bulaboy New Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm off to the LBS.
     
  6. TrekDedicated

    TrekDedicated New Member

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    Good man.
     
  7. seriouslysilly

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    good for you! that is definitely something I'm not comfortable in taking a chance in
     
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