Another bee in my bonnet

Bikerbob

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I've now twice had large buzzing insects get stuck inside my helmet. They obviously fly in through the front vents and are then too stupid to get out. Maybe they get pinned there by the speed of my progress on the Giant Suede:eek: Anyway it makes for a worrying few seconds before you can get the helmet off, particularly if you don't have the protection of hair!

Maybe helmets should come with a suitable mesh over the front vents. I suppose you are all going to tell me that yours did and I shouldn't have bought such cheap rubbish.
 

Conal

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Sep 28, 2007
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Helmet cover

Mine does and you shouldn't have bought such cheap rubbish!

Metropolitan with winter cover!
 

flecc

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This time of the year bumble bees of the 18 odd species are looking for suitable nest holes, they often use old mouse holes, so your vents might appear inviting. :D
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Barnowl

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Yet another hazard identified with wearing a helmet. Unbeelievable..
 

flecc

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Maybe helmets should come with a suitable mesh over the front vents.
I've never heard of mesh on the vents, but how about that old fashioned thing that women have used to keep their hair in place. A hair net stretched over the helmet would be almost invisible but might protect against vent entry.
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JohnofCambridge

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Aug 21, 2007
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My winter helmet is an old fashioned Bell with smallish holes in the front and the back.

With a bald head in Winter I get frozen with a normal helmet, so keep to the Bell. I also selotape up the front holes until the weather improves (latish April), then gradually remove them and eventually go the summer helmet in May
 

Bikerbob

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I've never heard of mesh on the vents, but how about that old fashioned thing that women have used to keep their hair in place. A hair net stretched over the helmet would be almost invisible but might protect against vent entry.
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Shame on you flecc. You are just trying to set me up! I do exchange an odd bit of friendly ribbing about the ebike with the serious riders I encounter. I'd rather not try to imagine their comments if I was wearing an Ena Sharples type hairnet over my helmet :eek:
 

flecc

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Shame on you flecc. You are just trying to set me up! I do exchange an odd bit of friendly ribbing about the ebike with the serious riders I encounter. I'd rather not try to imagine their comments if I was wearing an Ena Sharples type hairnet over my helmet :eek:
Not at all Bob. :D

Don't forget our macho soldiers wear more obvious ones over their helmets so they can stuff in camouflage twigs etc.
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Bikerbob

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May 10, 2007
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Just to round it off - I emailed Giro, who are the makers of my helmet. They say that their Indicator and Transfer models are fitted with what they call 'bug-nets'. I hope that isn't what flecc was suggesting :D No, I found a Transfer on Amazon and it seems to have a mesh under the front vents. Can't see any mesh on the Indicator - maybe that has a hairnet!
 
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